computer does not start

September 23, 2009 at 08:04:54
Specs: Windows xp
I have a P4 computer with asus motherboard. Whenever i try to start my computer nothing displays on screen and green light(power LED) does not glow but hard disk LED ie red light on the case glows. when i opened the computer case the chipset was too hot. is it a motherboard problem and can it be repaired?

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#1
September 23, 2009 at 08:47:32
when i opened the computer case the chipset was too hot.

You need to explain this a bit more as to exactly what you mean. The chip-set consists of two main chips, the northbridge and the southbridge plus a few support chips. They very rarely get hot, warm, but not hot. the northbridge chip is the one that does most of the work and that can get quite warm. That is usually near the top of the motherboard, hence northbridge.

Do you by chance mean the CPU. That'd the big on with a heat-sink and fan on it and they do get hot which is normal. Touching something in a computer and finding it hot is not a very good fault finding technique. Too hot is a bit subjective, you need to know exactly how hot and most BIOS will have somewhere to tell you ho hot the CPU is.

Stuart


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#2
September 23, 2009 at 16:18:28
Do you know how to get into your BIOS? (Either "del" key, F1, F10...etc depending on your system)

Go into the BIOS and go to "...Health". (System Health, PC Health etc). That will tell you the temperatures of the system and the CPU. Post those temperatures if possible.

Jarvis -Technician
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#3
September 23, 2009 at 19:33:58
Doesn't sound like a heat issue if you can't even see the computer boot from room temp.

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#4
September 23, 2009 at 19:35:08
Also it could be the motherboard, or it could be the CPU. Does it beep and if so what is your computer model and how many long / short beeps.

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#5
September 23, 2009 at 22:15:40
Try to test your cpu ram in other pc to see if its working.And maybe your psu is bad

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#6
September 23, 2009 at 23:53:27
acutally the northbridge gets very hot.

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