Edited by bstern287, 14 November 2010 - 03:18 PM.
Renovating PC, won't boot
Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:59 PM
Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:04 PM
I doubt it's the hard drive as you should get BIOS pop up whether you've installed a hard drive or not.
Edited by MikeMason, 14 November 2010 - 03:08 PM.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:42 PM
Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except
* video output
* 20+4 powercable
* 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
* Cpu fan wire
* power and reset button to the case
* case speaker
Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.
The goal here is just to test the mobo:
Hook up the very basics, a "bench test":
* Remove the motherboard from the case and place it on a piece of cardboard
* Install only the CPU with heatsink and fan (remember to use thermal paste and plug in the fan)
* Install only 1 stick of ram in dimm 1 (consult your motherboard manual for which slot is to be used)
* Hook up the Power Supply (there should be a 20 or 24pin connector, and a 4 or 8pin connector)
* Use onboard video, (if not available, use a video card)
* Use any momentary case switch, or have your case close enough to install it's case switch
* Make sure there is a case speaker connected, many modern motherboards have a onboard speaker
* Connect a ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
* Power the system on
DO NOT hook up the hard drive, CD/DVD, case fans, lights, or anything else not mentioned above.
If the system does not power on, replace the 1 stick of RAM with the other stick. Are you getting any kind of beep codes? Do you get any video? Can you get to the BIOS? (Consult motherboard manual on how to enter the BIOS for your motherboard) Do the fans remain on, but no video?
Posted 14 November 2010 - 03:55 PM
Posted 14 November 2010 - 04:09 PM
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