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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ZippyBuffalo, Jan 1, 2002.

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  1. ZippyBuffalo

    ZippyBuffalo Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2002
    I had recently taken my machine apart to install a new heatsink. Problem is, when reassembled the computer wont start. Turn on the power, and the drives start spinning, but no video output, no error code beeps from the pc speaker. I thought that I had damaged the motherboard (hence why nothing happens) but I just tried putting everything onto a new board, same thing, the drives spin up but that's it. What could be happening? the board is an ASUS A7V133 , according to the manual I'd get at least a beep of some sort if: system ram is bad or not installed, video card is bad or not found.

    what happens when you turn on the power to a computer with no cpu, or a damaged one, do you get any response at all? the die on my chip is undamaged as far as I can tell.

    any and all help would be greatly appreciated
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge

    Apr 10, 2000
    The first thing to do is disconnect all peripherals. Leave nothing but video card, memory and processor. If you still get no response, replace each item one at a time--power supply, memory, processor and video card. If after you've done this, you are down to it being either a bad board or an improperly mounted board (possibly grounded).

    I know you may not have an extra of all these parts around; but, process of elimination is the only way to isolate this problem with certainty.
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