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Comp wont turn on

March 19, 2005 at 14:47:27
Specs: winxp pro, 512

If i turn on my PC, it turns on but does nothing. I changed the processor in it and still nothing? Anyone know what i might be doing wrong? Or anyone know how I can set it back to original configuration , just something to start it up? It doesnt show on my monitor or nothing.

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#1
March 19, 2005 at 15:01:36

Could be a few things. First try to clear CMOS as per directions on your mobo. It could also be a fault with the video card. Remove it and reseat it. Are you getting any beeps when you turn it on? The exact sequence and number of beeps will tell you a lot. If you do and you know the maker of your BIOS then look up the beep sequence for a diagnosis.

ASUS P5GD1
P-4 3.4 SOCKET 775
1G Corsaire PC400
ABIT RX600SE 256MB PCI-E


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#2
March 19, 2005 at 16:47:29

Remove all non-essential components and disconnect non-essential cables (including IDE, floppy, etc.). All you should need to reach the initial boot screen (memory count, etc.) are: the motherboard, CPU, RAM, power supply, and graphics card. If it boots, start adding components one at a time, and boot up each time. When the system won't boot, you've found your faulty (or incorrectly installed or incompatible) component.

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#3
March 19, 2005 at 18:15:14

ok i did take all off and only started with cpu, power, video motherboard and ram, but still nothing, so i changed video cards, and still nothing..? What could be the problem you think?

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#4
March 19, 2005 at 19:22:01

Are you getting any beeps? Refer to my suggestion above. If you don't get any beeps then I suggest you get a copy of the manual for that mobo and start over with connecting everything. Something isn't right and it's beyond the scope of what anyone in here is going to be able to answer without actually seeing it. Start from the beginning and try again.

ASUS P5GD1
P-4 3.4 SOCKET 775
1G Corsaire PC400
ABIT RX600SE 256MB PCI-E


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#5
March 19, 2005 at 20:01:03

when you say you want to " set it back to original configuration " did you make a change that made it stop working or did it just stop?

If it just stopped working, i would try a new power supply or have the old one tested


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#6
March 20, 2005 at 13:16:02

Classic case of a failed cpu fan.

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#7
March 20, 2005 at 15:58:12

Failed CPU Fan - It would be great if that was the only problem...however, if you remove the CPU heatsink/fan, shouldn't the pc at least get power?



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#8
March 20, 2005 at 16:00:11

Nope-The mobo wil not furnish power to anything if it senses the cpu is in danger. I have seen this happen a few times. It drives you nuts the first time.

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#9
March 20, 2005 at 16:03:13

Also it may be a failed power supply unit.

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#10
March 21, 2005 at 20:38:42

well, i have found out the cpu fan did fail, and burnt out the first cpu i had, so i got another cpu and fan and found out it had ruined my motherboard. Guess ill have to find another.. ( Good xcuse to tell my wife I need to buy a new computer ) LOL

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#11
March 22, 2005 at 02:37:13

Think the failed CPU fan happened to me, how would I go about fixing it?

The comp gets power, but when the button is pressed it only flickers on for 1/2 second then turns off.


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