GA-8SQ800 UltraI not starting up

November 3, 2012 at 04:37:20
Specs: Windows XP
I m working on PC that is not working it has GA-8SQ800 Ultra mother board and I removed the Video card and memory sticks and the Mother board battery then it did start I put them back and does not start right now is not showing any reaction but the sound of the capacitor on the power supply when I plug in the power cord any help geeks

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#1
November 3, 2012 at 07:29:48
Removing the CMOS battery reset the values to default. If it started after that then the defaults are set OK. Although you should reset at least the date and time.

Try unplugging the computer and then pressing the power button a few times. Then plug it back in. If it then starts I would guess the power supply is going out.

That board is old enough to have capacitor issues on it. Examine the board, looking for bulging or leaking capacitors. Even one can be enough to cause erratic behavior.

BTW, are you getting paid to work on that computer?


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#2
November 3, 2012 at 07:33:13
"BTW, are you getting paid to work on that computer?"

That's irrelevant to anyone except the OP.


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#3
November 3, 2012 at 07:45:07
phil22

You seem to have a problem with my posts. I do think it is relevant. Many helpers here make their living repairing computers.

It is not ethical, IMO for someone to represent themselves as a expert and then ask the questions above.

If, on the other hand, they are just trying to help someone then I have no problem assisting with whatever meager help I can provide.


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#4
November 3, 2012 at 09:25:11
"I removed the Video card and memory sticks and the Mother board battery then it did start"

A computer will not start without RAM & a video card. If anything, it should have beeped like mad from the board's piezo speaker.

Please post the complete system specs in detail. All we know is you're working with an old S478 Gigabyte board.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...


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#5
November 3, 2012 at 12:58:22
"It is not ethical, IMO for someone to represent themselves as a expert"

And where in his post did he do that?

Your point about paid experts using the forum being unethical is understood though. But I'm not aware that the forum rules specifically forbid it. It would be impossible to police it anyway.

No offence intended. I just considered your question to be outside our "right to know" (and still do).


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#6
November 3, 2012 at 13:46:40
"I m working on PC". Not my PC or my computer. I did suggest help and then asked my question. I haven't heard back yet. It is a simple question.

Well, we both have our opinions. And it isn't about forum rules. If someone wants to charge for repairing computers then they should know what they are doing. As stated, many members here do repair for a living. Unskilled folks take work away from those that do know what they are doing and give the entire industry a bad name.

Where do you come off censoring my questions anyway?


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#7
November 3, 2012 at 14:17:07
"Where do you come off censoring my questions anyway?"

Fair point. Let's leave it there.


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#8
November 3, 2012 at 20:38:47
I agree with that.

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#9
November 12, 2012 at 11:56:23
I worked at LSI Wichita Kansas on more complex problems and I do ask and answer questions as mach as I know thx riider thx OtheHill

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#10
November 12, 2012 at 12:08:39
I have another detail on this Mother board when I removed the Battery I saw the battery rust little bid >on the battery and the battery support > is LEDs on that mother board to signal the well functioning?

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#11
November 12, 2012 at 12:20:45
Boot into the BIOS screens (delete key at start up) Check the date and time. If wrong correct them. Then shut down and unplug the computer for 20 seconds. Plug in teh computer and boot into the BIOS screens again. If the date and time are correct then there is nothing wrong with your CMOS battery.

If the date reverted to an earlier date then the battery is either dead, installed up side down, or the contacts are not solid.

You were asked to post ALL the system specs in #4 above. The power supply model, video card model, full model number of the motherboard, RAM type, etc.


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#12
November 13, 2012 at 03:34:41
ok
Mother Board -----------> GA-8SQ800 Rev 1.0
Power Supply-----------> Allied Premeir Model DR-B400ATX
Video card---------------> Siluro FX5200 DT
Processor ---------------->Intel Pentium 4


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#13
November 13, 2012 at 04:38:58
There are MANY P4 processors. The current draw varies substantially. Which P4 do you have?

I can't find any information on your exact power supply. A similar Allied 400W PSU has skimpy power output on 2 -12V rails. #1 12V @14A, #2 - 12V@13A.

You need to go back to the beginning. What was the original reason for you to work on this system?


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