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why do you think a pci card still works?
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I put an ethernet card in and the lcds wer flashin on ethernet.
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btw. murray was asking if you had a pci videocard...

that said, even if the pci is the default card, most mobos will check the primary slot first, then switch to the other.
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Yeah I tried a pci g card, didnt work....
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got a digital camera laying around so you could take a pic of the board and the output connectors?
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Yeh sure, heres 3 pics of mobo sorry bout the flash!!

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Edited by BluThunda, 03 June 2005 - 09:35 AM.

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not getting the detail I was hoping for--not your fault. It was a long shot anyway.

When your cleared the cmos, you did it how? Jumper, or pulled the battery?
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jumper & battery even though I know battery wouldnt do anything... I left cmos jumper on 2-3 pins for 10 minutes and then put it back to 1-2.
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Looking at the pics and just noticed something.. Nothing connected to the IDE connectors !!

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Yeah I d/c it but you dont need hard drive pluged into to post & go to bios.
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well, your pc could still partially run with certain things broken.

For example, a fried cpu may still conduct electricity, allowing fans to spin and the pci slots to fire, but nothing will happen. You usually get some BEEP action though.

A partially damanged mobo could do that do...I cannot see any melted/fried transistors....can you?

Your agp slot should be a lower voltage slot, so if the pci slots are working, we can rule out the powersupply (older cards were 5volt cards and used a different rail).

Because the pci and video graphic cards work in other machines, it almost certainly is a dead motherboard or cpu.
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Yeah I d/c it but you dont need hard drive pluged into to post & go to bios.

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correct, a pc will boot with memory, cpu, and videocard.
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Must be mobo, cant be cpu tested it on a diff pc. I reccon the AGP slot is fckz0rd!
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scanned through the mobo and nothing is melted or burnt.... all looks a ok.. Just wondering how the pc got messed up when it wa working perfectly before and has been kept in excellent condition and not used for 6 months...
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I don't know...wonder why you are not getting the BIOS beep code.

But if all parts work except the motherboard (did you swap out the psu), it has to be that.

Did it run nearly continuously before? Maybe hairline fracturers that connect when the motherboard is hot/warm, but separate as it cools.

If the CPU and motherboard are working, you should get a bios beep..fans are spinning? You reseated the power connectiors?
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