Will not load

Dell Dell optiplex 740 minitower desktop...
May 6, 2010 at 13:16:04
Specs: Windows 7
I was having problems with my bios loading so
I flashed it two weeks ago. The flash was
prematurely froze at 42 percent and the bios
never worked again. I ordered an identical
motherboard to mine and just got it today. I
attached everything to the new motherboard
today and still have the same problem. A solid
amber light and the bios does not load.
Anyone have any ideas or you think the new
motherboard is defective?



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May 6, 2010 at 17:17:38
"I attached everything to the new motherboard"

There was your second mistake. ( The first was thinking a bios flash would solve the original problem)

Take everything back out. Benchtest the new motherboard.
This is done by connecting only powersupply, CPU with fan, keyboard, 1 stick of ram, and graphics. ( Use onboard if present)

Next use a screwdriver to bridge the power-on header pins and see if you can get it to load up into BIOS.

Post back with the outcome of this test and we can then proceed to try to identify which of the other devices is causing the problem. I suspect a faulty drive or cable or maybe bad ram

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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