|I've got a doozy of a problem and quite frankly, I'm stumped. Here's the back |
story. The other night I was using my computer and everything was running
normally. There was no indication of any problem what so ever. I shut it down and
it turned off fine, just like normal. The next morning I went to turn it on and it
refused to boot. The lights and fans come on but it doesn't POST. My monitors
don't get any signal and the activity light flickers only briefly before the whole
system just sits there. The DVD/CD drive light flickers, but the floppy drive doesn't
light up briefly like it usually does.
I've already checked the painfully obvious things. All the power supply
connections are properly plugged in and the video card and RAM are all seated
properly (I took them out and reseated them). I also adjusted the CMOS jumper to
put the system into recovery mode to see if maybe my BIOS crashed. The only
change that made was instead of instantly shutting down when I press the power
button I have to hold it down for a couple of seconds.
Judging by the symptoms and what I've already eliminated, I'm thinking that it's
either the CPU or the motherboard that's having problems and has most likely
failed. The mobo has been running without a problem for over a year and the
processor was running fine since I put it in a couple of weeks ago (I just did major
I haven't had a chance yet to swap out the processor with my old one that's
known good to check that but I will tomorrow. I have a spare of every part except
motherboard so I can check with known goods for practically everything.
I would really like to have another opinion on this in case I'm missing something.
Let me know if you need any further information.
Motherboard: Intel D975XBX2
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4890 1GB
RAM: 6GB DDR2
HDD: 1 x 500GB SATA, 1 x 1.5TB SATA
DVD/CD: Sony IDE