Computer doesnt POST,no beep codes,not processor,not video.

By TylerBello
May 30, 2005
  1. Alright, I bought a bunch of new stuff for my computer(case,ram,hdd coolers,heatsink and fan.) It worked for several days until today when i went to turn it on,and it wont POST. The fans spin,and will spin forever if I let them,but it doesnt POST.

    I switched out the processor to see if it was that,thank god it wasnt.

    I took out all RAM to see if i could pull a beep out of the thing and,nada.

    I reseated the processor several times.

    The speaker is connected.

    I tried several video cards both AGP and PCI in several different slots.

    I unplugged everything except for RAM,Video,and Processor.

    I reset the CMOS several times.

    Nothing seems to work :X

    What now?

    Thanks much,
    Tyler Bello
  2. Grok451

    Grok451 TS Enthusiast Posts: 85

    Does the motherboard support integrated graphics? If so, try booting without your video card (eliminating another thing).

    Other than that, sounds like the motherboard is dead. Got a spare hanging around to test?

    I just had the same problem with a friend's system and had to replace the motherboard.

    Good Luck!
  3. TylerBello

    TylerBello TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thats what i was thinking,yes i do have a spare one hanging around(but it wont support my CPU or RAM)which kind of eliminates the entire system. I too would conclude that it is infact the motherboard,but why so sudden?

    ( oh,and no there is no integrated video)

    Thanks much :),
  4. TylerBello

    TylerBello TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    The people at machspeed acknowleged the problem and RMA'd the mobo for me.

    Thankyou machspeed,They are in fact the greatest company i ever have worked with.

  5. Secondgunman

    Secondgunman TS Rookie Posts: 91

    Re: First Post

    You may have damaged the BIOS try flashing the system with na updatted version, some times this is hard to do, I will give you a hint that will help you, get a 98/98Se boot disk with the bios flash on it you should write a batch file so the disk will auto run the flash .exe (make sure you back your old BIOS up to another disk).
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