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Solved: Computer will not start up, fans spin, no post/splash screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PoTaToGuY, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. PoTaToGuY

    PoTaToGuY Thread Starter

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    I just slapped together a rig from a bunch of other broken ones, salvaging the working parts and putting them together in a new casing.

    I plugged it in, and hit the power button, the fans spin up, and a LED on the motherboard would light up, no beeping, and nothing happens on the screen.

    Asus P5K-SE
    Core2Quad Q6600
    6GB RAM: 2x 2GB, 2x 1GB
    XFX HD5850
    SeaSonic X Series 650W Modular PSU

    Hope someone can help here.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Lucky09

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    does not numlock light on the keyboard responds? If it does then your PC is booting up fine. It's more of video problem. Make sure the monitor is connected to the added video card and not on the onboard slot. you can also try removing your added video card and use the onboad for testing purposes.
     
  3. RyanHall85

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    I agree. Try using a different graphics card. If it's onboard, try using an add-on card. If using an add-on card, try using the onboard chip.
     
  4. PoTaToGuY

    PoTaToGuY Thread Starter

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    I did a bit of tinkering with the RAM, and it turns out 2 of the 4 RAM slots on the motherboard are dead.

    Removed the 2 sticks of RAM from the slots and computer powered on without a problem.

    SOLVED.
     
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