Motherboard faulty, or faulty user?

Asus M2n-sli deluxe desktop board
November 11, 2011 at 00:04:25
Specs: Windows 7, Athlon 5200+
Hey guys,

Just wanted to run something by you. I recently sold an M2N-SLI Deluxe to a guy which was obviously working when I sold to him. He's now coming back and saying that the mobo is faulty.

He says when he starts up the fan works and the power LED lights up on the board, but he doesn't get any beeps.

Is it possible for the board to start up in this fashion and not give any error beeping at all?

To my understanding he's trying to run:

M2N-SLI Deluxe
Athlon X2 5200+
DDR2 (Don't know spec)
ATI 8964
400w Power Supply (Don't know spec)


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November 11, 2011 at 08:38:43
my 1st suspect? "400w Power Supply (Don't know spec)"

bench test it with a known good PS


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November 11, 2011 at 08:53:51
Also, it may sound obvious but the motherboard hasn't got a built-in speaker - if there isn't one attached, you won't get any beeps.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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November 11, 2011 at 11:03:01
yea, not all board have built in mics in them, make sure there is a wire that says speakers written on it, red and black most of the times, that is connected/not connected.
power supply could be an issue, its obvious this guy doesnt know a lot about computer hardware. if u can test ur psu(if its good and u know what specs it has) on that board and check if it boots

computers are a second home

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November 11, 2011 at 11:42:08
Thanks for the replies guys.

Yeah, I must admit I did get the vibe that he doesn't really know what he's doing. According to him, he's connected an internal speaker but doesn't get the beeping, but I reckon that he's just trying to pull a fast one. He paid me £46.00 ($60.00) on Ebay for this and I reckon he's just twigged that he paid over the odds.

So assuming that he had a decent power supply, I'm not entirely convinced that he could run that processor without flashing the BIOS? And also that the V-card is pretty old for this mobo?


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November 12, 2011 at 03:50:56
you cant assume he has a decent power supply, u need to make sure if it were decent or not. since the parts work on ur pc why not on his? psu first suspect. u did not mention video card u mentioned ati with the number to a x600pro graphics.
assuming the psu was weak he could run that setup but if the psu was cheap, then the psu would fail under the load. he could upgrade the bios. an internal speaker wont work unless the board has a speaker into it ive never heard of ppl trying to insert a speaker into the board itself. the speaker wont work unless there is an actual speaker installed.
also the HDD might be an issu, u need to troubleshoot start with psu prove to him and urself that the psu is\is not the problem.
to do that test the psu of ur pc to his pc if it boots then u have the problem

computers are a second home

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November 16, 2011 at 00:35:18
Apparently, as if by magic, the mobo is now working.

As far as I can tell he's managed to get it running on that crappy PSU.

Thanks for the replies with this guys. :)

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