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GT5220 2005 does not power on/boot up
Posted 14 July 2009 - 03:11 AM
I haven't been able to get it back on since. Its apparently stuck in something called "safe mode".
I've been told by Staples the motherboard is bad, but it could be the memory chips or the cpu. Yeah that helps, and I'm out $70. My friend had me test it by trying to turn it on with 1 chip at a time, in all possible locations. No luck.
If it worked last week, even just once, can the motherboard really be "bad"?
What the heck is safe mode, and how do I turn it off if the sucker does actually turn on again?
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:12 AM
Start your system and at the Second post screen tap on F8 to get to the Boot Menu
Use the Arrow Keys to Scroll down to the line that says "Last Known Good Configuration" and highlight it.
Click Enter to have the system try and boot with the settings that worked the last time.
The system should reboot and if not then do so.
Post back with your results.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:28 PM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:34 AM
Is the system not booting at all now?
When you turn on the system is there nothing on the screen?
Are there any beeps you can hear?
Posted 15 July 2009 - 04:07 AM
If this is a name brand system:
Age of the computer
Hard Drive Size, How much free space
If this is custom then We will need the following:
The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Is this system under warranty
Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:22 AM
I don't know how much memory it has or is using because it wont' turn on and I don't know how to check for that. It has something called a PATA hard drive.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:24 AM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 04:50 AM
Have you tried a different monitor?
Edited by rshaffer61, 16 July 2009 - 06:23 AM.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:18 AM
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:24 AM
PSU or MOBO.
Do you or can you get a PSU to try and then if still nothing it would have to be the MOBO
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:30 AM
Are you referring to the yellow light on the monitor? A yellow light indicates that the monitor has power. It should stay yellow till you get a video signal from the computer and then turn green.
Screen is plugged in (power and video cord). The yellow light comes on 5 seconds and goes out
The monitor light will go green at the start of POST (power on self test).
What is Power On Self Test
You said in your 1st post that it seemed to be stuck in safe mode?
Are you, or can you get in to safe mode? Tap F8 while booting up.
The basic steps taken are:
1. The power supply receives a "good signal"
2. Power is applied to the board and then the CMOS/BIOS starts the POST
3. CMOS looks for the boot order (of the drives)
4. Loading of the OS continues.
Trouble shooting the startup process
I suspect you are not getting to POST.
Can you get into the BIOS? usually esc, del, F2. If you can, try looking for "load default settings"
I am leaning towards a PSU or a main board.
Ok Rshaffer....I take to long to research for any possibility.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:31 AM
I hope it doesn't go out, but if it does, at least those are easy to find used or entry level.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:33 AM
Now, no beep, no blue light, no "Post". Does not go to boot up dialogue or any images on screen. If you turn the monitor on and off it will give a green light then go into "sleep" with yellow light and click like TV turning off.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:58 AM
We can test this with a few simple steps but if you have another MOBO on the way already I see no point in doing this unless you want to make sure.
Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:06 AM
He can try a BIOS reset by pulling the CMOS battery, but this would only be a test. I do not suspect that it would get us anywhere.
But we have seen some really weird problems.
howdy there you have nothing to lose at this point.
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