Please Help! What else can I do? Is my motherboard dead?

Asus Essentio cm1630 micro-tower desktop...
June 26, 2012 at 13:11:28
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Athlon II
I was recently given a Asus CM1630 that was going to be thrown out because it would not work anymore. I thought maybe I could fix it because my computer is 12 yrs. old, but I don't know what else to try. The computer will not post, no beeps, no power to monitor, mouse, or keyboard. Fans are running, led on mobo is on, cd opens. I tested the power supply with a tester and it is good. I tried taking out the memory sticks and moving them around, nothing. Reseated the cpu after cleaning it up, still nothing. I disconnected the hdd & cd, Reseated both of the system power plugs. Removed the battery and move the clear cmos jumper. Examined the capacitors but they all look fine. Shook the computer for loose screws possible shorting something out, nothing. I purchased a diagnostic card but it just says EEOO? What does that mean? The computer's bios is Ami. The booklet that came with the diagnostic card says nothing about that code. I have been reading alot in forums but don't know what else to try, any ideas?

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#1
June 26, 2012 at 13:13:32
Have you tried a graphics card?

I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#2
June 26, 2012 at 13:16:46
The original graphic card is onboard, how would i disable it to try another?

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#3
June 26, 2012 at 13:18:44
Just stick it in a PCI/PCI-E/AGP slot and see if it auto detects.


I am a hardware guy not a software guy but i try to help.


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#4
June 26, 2012 at 13:24:21
Ok, I'll have to try to get one to try, Thanks for the suggestion, I'll post if it works

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#5
June 26, 2012 at 13:55:48
Power supply testers & PCI diagnostics cards are next to useless. Didn't you get a manual with it with a list of codes?

Completely gut the case & benchtest the motherboard. If you don't know how to benchtest, see the following:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...


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#6
June 26, 2012 at 13:57:34
"I purchased a diagnostic card but it just says EEOO"

Could there be any information provided with this card? If you went to the bother to buy and test it then find out what that means.

Usually you have to go to the companies web site to get more info. A wild guess be that EE is the current code and OO was the prior code. That is memory issue.

Hang up and live.


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#7
June 26, 2012 at 20:20:41
Probably the cpu. If it is stone cold or red hot, then there you go: it should never be either extreme when running. an "open" would leave it cold, a short would make it hot. The only other thing I would suspect is ram, but that usually doesn't go bad these days, unless it was spiked. If you got two sticks, try each one by itself. Pull all cards (if any) in case they're shorting the bus. try with the disk-drive unhooked from power to see if you get a bios dialogue. Check the power-up button if any: the mb might need a "poke" from that source to "wake up". If in doubt, trace the wires and short the pins coming from the button on the front panel. If you have access to spare parts, swap them out on the bench one at a time.

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