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Meh PC's in bad shape. Can't tell what's wrong.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mirari, Sep 14, 2003.

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  1. Mirari

    Mirari Guest Thread Starter

    One morning I got up for work and figured I'd shut my PC down for the day. It didn't shut down right, and ultimately I had to hold the power button in until it clicked off. I tried to start it up again, to see if the problem would work itself out, but I got no display response from my monitor. I tried a different monitor - no good. I put another video card in - no good, with either monitor. I tried some other things, but ultimately bought a new motherboard to see if it would help. Now, on this board, when i hit the power button my fans start up, but nothing else seems to happen. No beeps, or processing, or display.

    If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated. I'm running a p4 2.4 with 1gb of pc2700 ddr. i've got the ati 9700 pro, 2 hard drives, two cd drives (one's a dvd), and floppy of course. My problem might be with the power supply, or maybe even with the processor, I'm really unsure. Thanks in advance.
     
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    You may indeed want to try a new powersupply before you do anthing else. If its you're P/S you risk damaging the other parts. Waht make/model is the P/S and how many watts?

    That said, make sure you have the jumpers set up correctly on the new motherboard - check FBS and most importantly the Clear CMOS jumper - its hould be in the Normal position.

    Also it could be shorting on the case or a bad connection. Try seeting the mobo up outide the case with only 1 stick of ram, video card, and CPU and H/S fan and see if it starts. Do not attach any drives or other cards.
     
  3. Mirari

    Mirari Guest Thread Starter

    the power supply is 450w, can't remember the make. The motherboard is a new MSI, with auto-jumpers so you can just set up everything in bios. Cmos is in the correct placement
     
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