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

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by LWC Work, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. LWC Work

    LWC Work Thread Starter

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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.

    Playing games since ZigZag on the ZX80 and Elite on the BBC B Micro
     
  2. n2gun

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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.
     
  3. LWC Work

    LWC Work Thread Starter

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    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.
     
  4. n2gun

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    Are you getting any beep codes at all??
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Are you working on carpet?

    Welcome to TSG by the way.
     
  6. WarC

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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?
     
  7. LWC Prothall

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    No beeps or anything.

    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.

    HEHE I like it :)

    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! :)
     
  8. ~Candy~

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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 :(
     
  9. LWC Prothall

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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?
     
  10. LWC Prothall

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    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.
     
  11. LukeW

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    power supply, keyboard or motherboard error is usually 1 continuous beep
     
  12. ~Candy~

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    I have found out that with a dead motherboard, you get no beeps :D
     
  13. LWC Prothall

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    Sorry im so dense :) plugging keyboard in now :D
     
  14. LWC Prothall

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    :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 :)
     
  15. LWC Prothall

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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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