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Computer WONT POST!

By plavins1
Feb 6, 2011
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  1. ok here is my problem. i have an old computer

    900MHZ athlon
    384MB RAM PC133
    GeForce MX4000
    psu 400W


    And finally my problem. the computer ran good all the time but then it didnt start,i did everything cleared CMOS swapped ram ,bashed psu against the wall :D , EVERYTHING. then i gave up, put everything together and forgot about it, now this evening about 3weeks later i turned it on and it started ran everything OK, but then i turned it off with start, shutdown ,i turned it back on and i wont start again! All the fans are turning, lights are on, but no beep, and screen stays on standby.
     
  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Hi, How about if you leave it off for something like 15mins without power connected to the PSU...
    Then try again.
    Let us know what happens when you do that...
    What is the mobo brand, is it a clone or a branded one...eg hp, dell or mercury, asrock...?
     
  3. plavins1

    plavins1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, I tried what you suggested and didn't help. it seems very strange to me that the computer is dead all the time, and then works like nothing happened, i mean yesterday when i turned it on and it booted i left it running like for 6 hours i was playing Need for speed underground 2, gta san andreas, and other heavy load programs and it didn't even twitch, then i restarted it and it is dead again!
     
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    How old is your hardware? I'm guessing its quite old. Things just wear out after a while, the computer could just be dying.
     
  5. R3DP3NGUIN

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 147   +8

    The one dead give-away of Mobo failure is bulging capacitors. and no POST beeps
     
  6. plavins1

    plavins1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i no the capacitor problem, i have fixed capacitors on video cards, but capacitors on this mother board seems ok, but to me it is strange that the computer starts up sometimes( randomly). but i will sure check the caps again though.
     

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