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I have a computer that won't boot. When I press the power button the motherbord appears to get power. The LAN lights up, the hard drive spins, CD drive opens and all lights remain on. The computer never does do the BIOS check...nothing comes up on the screen and there are no beeps. I have removed each card and tried booting up and nothing. I also removed the memory and tried to boot...nothing. I also disconnected all all the drives and still no responce! Any ideas?
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when y ou removed all the ram..did you get a beep at all?

also...does this board have onboard video? if yes...do you also have a second video card in the system as well?
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No beeps at all! Not even after the RAM was removed. It has on board memory but no second video card. Any ideas?
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try removing the cmos battery for afew seconds (while the machine is off of course)...then put it back in..any change?

generally..no beep without ram...means the motherboard is bad...or...the speaker died....but it could also be a PSU issue
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I will try that. I will let you know what I find out and we can go from there.
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I removed the battery and then put it back and still nothing! I checked all of the connections and the motherboard is connected to the power supply. There is power to the machine. The CD rom drive responds as will the HD? Any other ideas?
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do you have access to another power supply?
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Yes. Should I try changing it? Do you think that there is a lack of power like a dead cell or something?
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yeah...if you're comfortable with swtiching it...it's worth a shot
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I have done it hundreds of times! I am at work right now and I will try it when i get home. If that's not it, in your opinion, is it time to buy a new board or do you have some other ideas? It's my understanding that you won't be around this weekend, right?
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i may check in tomorrow once or twice...so keep posting whatever the outcome.....i'm not the only one here....if the psu doesn't make a chang in the system...then there's a few options
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I am working on the PSU now. What are some other options if this doesn't work?
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basically trying every part in another machine to see which one's dead....very messy
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No go on the PSU. Currently it has a mere 250W. I put a 300w in it and there was no change. I guess that now it is time to get messy! What is the next thing to try? Today is my birthday and we are going out for dinner in a while but I will continue to work until then. So, what is the next step?
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Is it time to buy a new motherboard?
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