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Solved: Computer won't power on (read for details)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by m0neto, Sep 24, 2005.

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  1. m0neto

    m0neto Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I've a four-month old internet-ordered computer that I've put together and it has been functioning beautifully until this gloomy afternoon.
    I had accidentally set the PCI Latency Timer to 32 from the default value of 64, and had not realized it (I pressed the + button, the hotkey for changing values) and rebooted.. ..and that's when it began. No signal to the monitor. I unplugged the power cord, waited for the motherboard to discharge, and opened the case. I removed the battery, waited perhaps 3 minutes and set everything back into place. It powered on. Fantastic. I was setting the time and got an error saying something similar to "..an error connecting to RPC server." I didn't worry much about it.

    Then it froze. The mouse was not responding, music was looping, etc.
    I went for the reset button, only to find it would not reboot.
    Held down the power button for almost a minute. Nothing.
    Then it just shut off. I pressed the power button, but no power.
    Simply put, the darn thing wouldn't power on.

    Computer specs(off the top of my head):
    P4 630 3.0GHz (NO OC) w/ Zalman 7000B-Cu cpu cooler
    MSI Neo2 Platinum revision 1.0B BIOS 3.5
    MSI NX6600 (NO OC)
    2x Samsung totalling 1GB of RAM (4-4-4-11) Dual channel mode

    I've not a clue as to how to solve this problem.
    Any suggestions are welcome.
     
  2. bonk

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    Go to the board and take Cmos battery out for about 30min and the replace and try. iF that is no go try unpluging the PC for 10min. and plugging in.

    If no go check the fuse in the plug.
     
  3. m0neto

    m0neto Thread Starter

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    I will do as you suggested.
    I'll update this thread when I've tried.

    Thanks for the fast reply! :)

    EDIT: I have replaced the CMOS battery and that did it.
    I will repost if there are any problems. I'll mark the thread solved for now.

    Thank you for taking the time to help me out! :)
     
  4. m0neto

    m0neto Thread Starter

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    It happened again.. after about 20 minutes of power on.
    Overheating isn't an issue, I've had this computer on for 24/7 for 2 weeks last month without so much as a slowdown.

    Any ideas will be appreciated.
     
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