I'll try to go into much details as possible as to what I've tried already. I'm out of ideas on this one.
I've recently tried a new stick of ram to test it out for someone...turned out to be a bad stick and my computer wouldn't POST after that.
I figured it fried the motherboard when I tried booting up with it. I've replaced the motherboard today and its still doing the same thing :(
I get power to the board, but no POST. The screen remains black and no signal is sent to the monitor.
So I'm asking what does a computer need to be able to make a successful POST?
I've tried unplugging all HD and DVD drive, didn't work. I've tried with no ram, didn't work. I've tried with no video card and it still didn't work.
I've figured that I would have heard the single beep once at least and would have been able to narrow it down but nothing, which really suck...
I always thought that without ram the bios would give a few beep codes, same for no video card installed.
So to sumarize, its a new motherboard. It's getting power from the PSU (the fans are turning and the HDs are getting powered when I turn it on.
It's however not POSTing (no single beep or signal sent to the monitor). It's not giving beep codes either...just silence.
What are my options here?
I've replaced the motherboard.
I've tried booting with everything plugged in.
I've tried booting with only RAM and Video
I've tried booting with only Video
I've tried booting with only RAM.
I've tried booting with no video, no ram.
All produced the same result...no POST, no signal to the monitor :(
Thanks for the help or suggestion...I dont really want to shed out $100 of dollars just to test stuff, I've thought maybe the CPU got fried but what if its not the CPU?
What if its everything, board, ram and cpu...isn't there anyway to know?