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Iíve just upgraded:

New motherboard. New graphics card, new case with beefed up power supply.

Iím still using all the other parts, intending to upgrade the processor and hard drive and RAM at a later date when funds become available.

But. With everything now in place, I switch on, LEDS light up, fans switch on,Ö..


BUT nothing else.

No video signal, no beep, Iím not even getting to POST.

Iíve tried substituting the bits I havenít replaced (CPU/RAM) and still no joy.

Any ideas?

Iím baffled.
:woot: :) :tazz:
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Hi,

Do you have a video card or onboard graghics?

Try another video card if possible.

Read and follow This guide then post back.

Rick
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Put the old and new specifications up here as well, have you made sure if your new gfx card doesnt require an extra power connection.
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Thanks for the aboce replies. They have been a great help :)

I took everything down to a minimum and guess what? Beeps and video - I get to POST and even on to Windows.

SO I started adding things and it still kept going.

But when I put back the Wireless Network Adapter card into its PCI slot - No joy - no POST.

So I tried it in different slots without result. So for some reason it doesn't like the Wireless card.

Now it worked before in the old set up, so it doesn't make sense. :)
Could a dodgy PCI card cause the complete system not to boot?

Do wireless PCI cards have an unreliablility problem?

I'll try the card in another system over the week-end and then see what happens. :tazz:
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Well i dunno but ive got a dodgy wireless card as well, but its never caused the system not to boot. Is it the only PCI card in the system?
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Well it's definitely the Wireless adapter.

I've just tried it in the other PC in my house and now that won't boot!

THis is strange because it was functioning before and now it suddenly doesn't.

Presumably the malfunction is shortng the PCI slot and causing it to affect everything else on the board.

It's a BT Voyager 1040 Wireless LAN card
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That would be it, never buy any of the BT voyager series hardware it is just trully awful kit not worth the PCB its printed on, there routers are as bad, send it back is my advice and get something better like a us robotics or belkin one.
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Sometimes with older cards from them being used, heated up and cooling down over periods of time they get brittle and when they are removed or disturbed the board flexes and things go wrong, who knows for sure I'm just speculating.

Anyway I am glad you got it working and sure hope the guide helped you.

Rick
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