Acer x1700 will not boot?
Posted 18 June 2011 - 12:58 PM
Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:59 PM
Try clearing the CMOS by removing the CR2032 battery on the MB, once done please reset the time and date in the BIOS save the new settings, (F10) and then Y to accept the new settings.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:11 PM
Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:40 PM
Model Name: Asus x1700
Year of Purchase: 2009
Operating System: Vista Home Premium, upgraded to 7 Ultimate two days before problems started
CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.2 Ghz
RAM: 4 gb
HDD: 640 gb
Graphics Card: Nvidia gForce G100
Posted 19 June 2011 - 01:01 PM
The following checks require the computer case to be opened so take the following
safety precautions 1st, disconnect the power cord from the wall and take anti static
precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal
part of the case.
1: Check the condition of the pc to monitor lead, no bent pins in the end connections
and that both ends are secure.
2: Remove the video card, blow out the slot and then re-seat the card securely, do the
same with the Ram sticks.
3; If the above does not resolve the issue try 1 stick of Ram at a time in DIMM slot 1.
Hopefully one of the above will resolve the issue but if not try another video card.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Posted 19 June 2011 - 07:54 PM
I tried removing the video card and using onboard VGA, but there was no change. I also alternated booting without 1 DIMM, and still no change. I'm a little worried that it might have overheated, and if that's the case could replacing the power supply help?
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:10 AM
Overheating is a possibility but I`m afraid swapping the PSU will not resolve it, that said trying a known good PSU is the step I would suggest next, can you borrow one to try, if not having yours tested by a tech with the correct equipment is recommended as opposed to purchasing a new PSU only to find it is not the cause.
I'm a little worried that it might have overheated, and if that's the case could replacing the power supply help?
Posted 21 June 2011 - 05:20 PM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:56 AM
Posted 22 June 2011 - 02:32 PM
I tried 3 different power supplies, all with the same results. At this point I think it's a motherboard issue, and if that's the case I'll probably just disassemble it and reuse the parts. If anyone has any more advice, I'll take it, and thank you very much for the help you've provided so far.
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