[SOLVED] No Fans No Post but has green motherboard light!

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LWC Work

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Thank you in advance for any suggestions you can make towards a solution.

I should point out here that I have looked over the forum before asking my question and as it seems slightly different in the way that it happened I thought I would ask.

My system spec:
AMD 64 Athlon 3400 & Fan Kit
Asus A8V Wifi Motherboard
WesternDigital SATA 120GB HD 7,200rpm
Sparkle 6800 128Gb Graphics
2 Gb Geil Duel Channel Ram (4*512)
Sony Floppy
NEC DVD Writer
Lian-Li Case
600W Power Supply

I build the computer last night, spent lots of time making sure I followed all the directions. Spent about 20 mins wondering if I should turn it on to see if the processor fan would turn. After a few ciggys I finally build up the courage to turn it on and it all lit up wonderfully. Power light and case fans came alive CPU fan turned and the monitor flickered to life. Went through the BIOS and set the DVD Drive as the boot disk so I could install Windows XP.

Restarted my PC and it asked me if I wanted to boot from CD or HD went for the CD option and started the Window installation, it then said that it was a new HD and needed to be formatted I said ok and at 5% I realised that I was actually installing Windows ME by mistake. Being the stupid person I am I turned off the powersupply switch.

When I tried to wake up the PC I get no power supply fans no CPU fan no case fans but there is a green light on the motherboard. I have tried removing the Graphics card the HD so far. Tonight I will try to strip it down and start one peice at a time to find the problem. But in the mean time is there a possibility I have killed it turning it off while the HD was being formated? And can anyone think of a reason turning it off during this process would create this strange issue?

Thanks again for all your help.

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Clear the bios with the jumper or by removing the battery for a few minutes. It sounds like there may be a conflict there.
 

LWC Work

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n2gun said:
Clear the bios with the jumper or by removing the battery for a few minutes. It sounds like there may be a conflict there.
Thanks N2Gun, I cleared the bios twice last night but there was no change.

I even left the battery out of the PC over night to let the capacitors discharge.
 

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Are you working on carpet?

Welcome to TSG by the way.
 
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Make sure the switch is back to the "on" position :)

If you have another powersupply handy, try booting the computer with it. What brand is this powersupply?
 
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n2gun said:
Are you getting any beep codes at all??
No beeps or anything.

AcaCandy said:
Are you Working on carpet?
Thank you for your warm welcome :) Ive read the boards for a while I like to try to find an answer before I ask a question, and lots of good advise here!

Nope im not working on carpet although I put a sheet on the table when i build the PC. But I put no parts on the sheet exept the motherboard tray from the inside of my PC.

WarC said:
Make sure the switch is back to the "on" position :)
HEHE I like it :)

WarC said:
If you have another powersupply handy, try booting the computer with it. What brand is the power supply?
I do have a powersupply but its on a Dell and they have special power connections to the Mobo so dont think i can use it I will give it a go though and let ya know.

Thanks all for your input! :)
 

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Strip it down and hook it up outside of the case.

I'm thinking somehow the motherboard got zapped though..........I recently lost one in a similar way, except I didn't turn it off during an install. On the second or third boot up, it just decided to pass away on me :(
 
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OK I have taken it all out of the case now and tried booting it with one stick of ram and the graphics card when I shorted the power on pins with a screwdriver the CPU fan came to life and it gives me one continuous beep so i turned it off again. Im now consulting the motherboard manual to see what the beep is about.

Im thinking there may be a problem with the connection from the power on button on the case to the motherboard?
 
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AcaCandy said:
Strip it down and hook it up outside of the case.

I'm thinking somehow the motherboard got zapped though..........I recently lost one in a similar way, except I didn't turn it off during an install. On the second or third boot up, it just decided to pass away on me :(
Hehe not even gona think of that yet :) if it has happened I guess ill just have to shell out for a new one not much chance of me getting a replacement from ASUS I guess.
 

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I have found out that with a dead motherboard, you get no beeps :D
 
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AcaCandy said:
I have found out that with a dead motherboard, you get no beeps :D
:D

Well keyboard is in and still continuous beep going on. I dont want to leave it turned on while its doing this because I dont want to damage the processor, cant find beep codes in the ASUS manual it just keeps going on about the Voice Post Reporter, Im hereing no voice just a beep :)
 
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Just read some posts on the ASUS support pages that say the ASUS motherboards which have Voice Post Report do not use Beep codes and that any beeps you here relate to how many USB devises you have plugged into it.
 
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