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ASUS motherboard problem?


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code3x

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Hi there, I was reffered here by my friend after we were both stumped by my problem..

I've just put together a system using an ASUS A8N-Sli Deluxe motherboard. When turned on, the POST gives a single short beep, and then the ASUS splash screen is displayed, with the "Press Del to enter setup" message. However, pressing del does nothing most of the time, but after a few reboots pressing del will change the message to "entering setup", when the computer just sits there and does nothing.

I've tried running it with just a keyboard, one stick of RAM, the CPU and the graphics card, with the same result. I've also tried 3 different keyboards.

It seems to me that the motherboard is just broken. Anything else I could try?

Thanks.
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disconnect the harddrive(s) and cd-rom(s) drive for a moment--will you enter into setup?
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disconnect the harddrive(s) and cd-rom(s) drive for a moment--will you enter into setup?

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I had already tried that. However, somehow I managed to fix the problem simply by swapping some of the RAM around. This is pretty strange, since I checked I had inserted the RAM correctly no less than 5 times!

Ah well.
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