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PC won't boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sovnchrom, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Sovnchrom

    Sovnchrom Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2019
    Hi! So, around a month or 2 ago my PC accidently fell, killing hard drive and graphic card. I now have a replacement for both, but now, for some reason, it won't boot.

    When the card and hard drive first died I had to figure out what exactly was damaged. I tried another "half dead" 960 card, which at least shows a monitor screen, even if distorted. It worked, I could see the windows 10 settings/reboot screen, and thought the motherboard is fine.

    Back to present the PC now won't boot. Only the fans are spinning and a couple other silent noises.
    So far I have tried:
    - different power supply cables in different sockets, all which have worked before
    - removed and cleaned ram
    - tried 3 different graphic cards
    - tried 2 hard drives, one of which is the broken one
    - plugged the monitor cable into the motherboard, also no signal

    I have to note that each hard drive does have a different Windows version (broken one 7, replacement has 10)

    Sadly I don't know the exact BIOS/Motherboard, all I can say it's MSI and it's rather old.

    I also don't have a booting sound such as a beep, or anything else really.

    Thank you!
  2. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    If you plugged the monitor into the motherboard video and get no screen, then the motherboard is damaged. ( assuming that the monitor does work )
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  3. Sovnchrom

    Sovnchrom Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2019
    Makes sense as I did also plug it into the TV with HDMI with no signal either. Is there any way to know how it got damaged or where? I'm quite confused on how it got damaged, since I haven't touched it or moved it ever since I tested it last month, where it still has been working.
  4. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    You said the PC fell. That apparently damaged more than you thought.
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