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PC wont boot into bios - ADVANCED USERS ONLY PLEASE

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  1. adoomie

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    Okay so I had this PC (acer aspire x1300) since 2010. It worked fine until one day my pc wouldnt boot into windows. I played around with it and did some troubleshooting, and found out that my SATA connectors on my motherboard werent working. Only way i got my computer up and running again is to use a USB to SATA adapter for my hard drive, and did a fresh install of windows 7. it was fine at first but my computer ran WAY slower than it usually does, so after a month i got really tired and wanted to find out how to fix the SATA ports on my motherboard. I thought updating my bios would do the trick, but it didnt and i had THOUGHT I did a bad flash. I tried literally EVERYTHING to get it to run, and the most i got from it was it powering on for a few seconds, no beeps, no video, no bios, and it would shut off. i gave up. I left the computer sitting in my storage room since 2011 (the cpu, ram, cpu fan, power box were all disconnected for these four years) and yesterday i decided to try to fix it again. So i plugged in everything, installed the cpu, cpu fan, one stick of ram, a brand new power box, plugged in my monitor and my keyboard and mouse, and i booted it up. I was surprised when i heard one beep, followed by two beeps, and it booted into my BIOS. As soon as i seen it boot up, i ran upstairs to grab my laptop to find out how to fix it/how to diagnose whats wrong with it, and by the time i came back down, it shut off. Ive tried resetting my bios via jumpers and removing and replacing the CMOS battery, ive tried 8 different sticks of ram in every possible combination, ive used three different power boxes, and I cant get it to boot into BIOS anymore.

    One thing ive noticed (i dont know if this is relevant or not) is that when i plug in the power box , there are two spots to plug it in. The bigger (20 pin i think) connects to the motherboard , and then there is another plug in with just four wires/prongs/plug, that plugs in right next to the keyboard/mouse inputs. When i remove the four wire plugin, my PC power button stays lit, my fan runs at the highest speed, it doesnt turn off, but i still dont get any beeps. when i have the four wire plugin attached, my fan stays at a low RPM and shuts off after 5-15 seconds, still with no beeps. I know its not the bios, because I booted into bios when i booted it for the first time after 4 years, So im thinking maybe its the CPU? I need your help please!

    also I consulted my cousin who told me that my CPU shouldnt get hot after first turning it on, but i did touch it after i turned it on, and it almost melted the skin off my finger. But it makes no sense that it would be fried, because the same problem i had when it first broke down, (no bios, no beeps, turns off almost immediately), and after four years it turns on and boots into bios for about a minute and turns back off.

    Please reply anything would help!! thank you! :))))))
     
  2. jamesx121

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    Sorry---
    Just saw where U have tried 3 new PSUS

    James
     
  3. adoomie

    adoomie Thread Starter

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    Yes I have tried 3 PSUs!!

    Thanks anyways james! :)
     
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    I would fit a new Cmos battery and make sure the jumper is in the correct position - then see if it boots up.
     
  5. replay

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    but i did touch it after i turned it on, and it almost melted the skin off my finger.

    how did u touch the processor..........are u saying you tried to boot it up with no heatsink/fan attached????
     
  6. adoomie

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    Managed, I bought a pack of 10 CMOS batteries and tried all of them, that doesnt seem to be the problem, and yes i have made sure the jumper is in correct position! :(

    Replay, i booted it up the first time with everything attactched including the heatsink fan, it wasnt until an hour later and many many tries later that i tried to boot it without a heatsink fan. (i know im stupid) but im using an HP from 2003 to do my regular needs, and its been driving me crazy and i cant afford a new PC At the moment so trying to fix it was my best bet.
     
  7. managed

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    Fair enough.
     
  8. Triple6

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    The Aspire X1300 like many Acer/eMachine system have motherboard problems, they just fail.

    FYI the CPU should indeed get hot right away.
     
  9. marbski

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    1 beep and 2 beeps indicates video card problem...
     
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