Dead Gigabyte K8U

By Foyaeman
Jun 17, 2006
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  1. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Nooo

    ACK! it ruined the formatting!!! I spent forever on thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
  2. nork

    nork TechSpot Maniac Posts: 631

    You must be talking about your hard drive?

    Anyway, if i read what you said correctly, then you have 16 amps on the 12 volt side, which is not enough.
    I will have to check your first post to remember what is going on, but it could be that you need a better power supply, will get back to you on that.

    Can you answer what i asked about video?
    This is what i said:
    You may have to enable your video in cmos or disable onboard and enable other video if you are using a video card.

    If the video setup is wrong then you may have to fix it in the bios.

    Also, you didnt give the make or your power supply, but i bet its a cheap, generic unit. Dont take it personal, lol.
  3. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Okay

    Well, I cant get into BIOS because there's nothing, no POST beep, no Display, no nothing.
    As for the PSU, it's an Ultra X-Connect 400W PSU

    When I said " ACK" I was talking about my previous post, I made it all nice and formatted, but when I posted it, it got all messed up.
  4. nork

    nork TechSpot Maniac Posts: 631

    As for the bios re-set, you have to follow the mfgrs instructions, so i would use another pc to get the mfgrs instructions on how to reset the bios. They do differ, for instance Pc chips and\or ECS motherboards differ.


    However, most go this way, so try this, wont do any harm for sure! :

    Unhook power from the wall and power from power supply to the motherboard. Then take out the coin battery. Now, there is usually a set of 3 pins nearest the coin battery, with the jumper on pins 1 and 2, move the jumper to pins 2 and 3, leave it for a few minutes, then put the jumper back where it was, put battery back in, and re-secure the power to the mobo and to the wall. While doing this you should ground yourself to the case and\or wear a grounding bracelet, either one. If not, just touch the metal case and keep an arm or elbow on it all the time will do the job.

    It worth it as you may get the pc to at least boot. If not then you know the ps is likely dead.
  5. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Okay, Will do.
  6. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Oh. By the CMOS chip, there's only two pins labeled "Clr_CMOS". Do I put the little jumper thing on that?
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Yes, I think, but you should check the manual first...
  8. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 201

    I dont know if this has been asked but did you try NEW ram? Or if you have another computer try using those parts in it (except the mobo and graphics obviously)
  9. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Okay...
    I replaced the Mobo...With the same exact model...doenst work >.<

    Can it be that the PSU is underpowered...

    And btw, almost every part has been replaced except for RAM (which I took out but still didnt work). I replaced the PSU with another PSU of the same Wattage...Hints?

    Other than that...
  10. nork

    nork TechSpot Maniac Posts: 631

    Did you ever check the motherboard manual for how to reset the bios?
    Could be that might be all you have to do.
  11. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Yes, I did it according to the manual.
  12. Foyaeman

    Foyaeman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Hurray! I woke up this morning, swithched on my PC and *Beep*.
    It worked!

    Thank's for all the help.
  13. nork

    nork TechSpot Maniac Posts: 631

    Very possible that the power supply had to re-set itself. I should have thought of that but forgot.
    If having problems booting then push and hold in the power on\off button instead of just pushing in quickly. Push in and hold for 60 seconds and then let go. This re-sets the internal mechanisms inside the power supply that sometimes need to be re-set. it will re-set itself over time, my suggestion only allows you to manually re-set it to save the waiting time. Good for any bootup problem. Wont allows correct the problem though.
    Good luck on your pc!
     
  14. nork

    nork TechSpot Maniac Posts: 631

    Here is some info for you on power supplies

    Here are lists of good and bad power supplies:

    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=4146 Apr 22 2005

    http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=142753
    http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=98650
    http://forum.pcmech.com/showthread.php?t=131195
    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=792566

    troubleshoot power supply with multimeter:
    http://techrepublic.com.com/5100-10...g=feed&subj=tr#

    atx format:
    http://www.formfactors.org/

    Also, you can google info on how to test your own power supply with a multimeter that you can pick up for about $10 US. If you go to techrepublic.com there is a very good tutorial there with pics. You can use screen capture to make a copy of it. You have to register but its free, a great site, and they dont bug you.

    example of good but low-priced power supply> Look for the Fortons, Antecs, Enermax. If this url fails, all i did was go to newegg.com, then go to power supplies, then ask for the list of power supplies from $25 to $50:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?N=2010320058 4025&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=58

    If you want a better power supply then change the list at newegg and include a higher price. If the list no longer works go to newegg, go to power supplies, then set a high and low price range.

    From a pc mag:

    "Faulty power supplies are by far and away the most common source of computer mortality. In our reader survey, power issues accounted for over 30% of all dead-PC tales, and after working in a computer store for a few years I'm surprised it wasn't actually higher. We saw system after system come into the store for service with the immortal words "it just won't turn on" or "smoke came out of the back... Will it be ok?"

    Most Common Pc Problems:

    26% PSU and power issues
    23% Bad gear and user negligence
    13% Heatsink related
    15% Assembly and moving
    10% Lightning strike and static
    3% Computer cruelty
    6% USB related
    2% Overclocking
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