computer gets to motherboard screen then shuts off

December 23, 2012 at 12:16:51
Specs: Macintosh
As stated the Pc gets to Mb/bios screen and shuts off. I have a i7 930 and a gigabyte x58a-UD3r motherboard I'm running windows 7(the Pc just started doing this for no reason that I can tell)

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#1
December 23, 2012 at 12:40:12
Do you mean the POST screen? Did you try F1 or del to get to the BIOS?

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#2
December 23, 2012 at 12:43:55
I'm not sure... it has the mbs company logo on it and f9 and f12 .. I cant do anything it shuts off right when it gits to it

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#3
December 23, 2012 at 12:53:58
I may have made a mistake by answering your post. I see that you have Macintosh listed as your computer. If it's a Mac, I have no idea & I'm sorry to waste your time.

If it's not a Mac, what is it & is it a desktop or a laptop? Is it under warranty?

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#4
December 23, 2012 at 12:58:20
It s not a Mac its windows 7

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#5
December 23, 2012 at 14:01:42
Look on the screen for the word "Setup". It should tell you which key to use (which takes you to BIOS). If you can get there, you don't need to change anything, but whether you can get there or not will help initial diagnosis.

If it doesn't even get as far as BIOS or even attempting to load Windows then most likely it is a hardware fault.

Probably won't help but turn the computer off, remove the power plug (and battery too if it's a laptop). Hold the power off/on button in for 20 secs, then put the computer back to normal and try again. At least it is easy to try.

Otherwise there are a lot of possibilities, bad CPU heat-sink fixing, PSU, RAM and so forth. I would be inclined to try a Linux Live CD on it (which just runs from the CD and RAM). I use Puppy 4.3.1. for this. It will help narrow down what is wrong and eliminate Windows from the equation. It will not change anything in Windows when you boot without the disk.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
December 23, 2012 at 17:00:57
I would reset the BIOS to defaults.

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#7
December 23, 2012 at 19:52:00
If you can't access the bios I would try another power supply. Then start taking as much hardware off the MB as possible. Leave only one stick of RAM. Just the keyboard and video, and then try swapping them with known good.

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