I have tried everything, system won't load post.

By kane702
Mar 13, 2007
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  1. Ok, I believe this should be the right thread...


    I was tying a word document and the system just shut down without warning. The system will not load POST. When I power it on it just show a blank screen. I got a replacement motherboard and did not help. I also tired a different motherboard and that also did nothing. I did everything the tech support said. Cleared the motherboard CMOS by moving the jumper. I removed and RAM and tired a different video card and that did not work either. It powers on fine and the hard disks and fans spin. I tired a different monitor, both DVI and VGA and that was not the problem. I also tired it with the motherboard outside of the case and different hard drives with no avail. No detectable burning or power surges. The system was not over-clocked and the temperature at idle was around 33 C.

    BioStar TForce 4 SLI motherboard
    1 gig stick ULTRA RAM x2
    Cyberlink 420 Watt PSU
    Windows XP SP2
    nVidia GeForce 4 6600

    In addition I also tried a Abit KN8 SLI motherboard and a unknown brand PCI video card.

    Thanks for anyone with sudgestions.
  2. kane702

    kane702 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    also, i forgot to mention that I replaced the cables and mobo battery and I tired a new and then different CPU, that also didn’t help.
  3. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    Your power supply sounds kind of weak for those specs. That could easily be the problem.
  4. kane702

    kane702 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    hmm....i have taken out parts, like speakers, ram, HDs to the bare minimum to see if it was the PSU. It seems to power on fine. i will check it this weekend for sure but would it power on fine and spin the fans if the PSU was busted?
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    If it posts (shows stuff on the monitor) when you are using only the minimum parts. Like the mobo, 1 stick of RAM, CPU and the video card then it is the PSU for sure.
  6. kane702

    kane702 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    nope, i have never gotten POST since it first went down. Even when i tried each part one by one and with the minimal parts.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,487   +73

    How old is the keyboard? Or who makes it. Might sound weird to ask you that question, but I've seen the same problem while typing a MS Word 2003 Word.doc. Turns out the keyboard is shorting out. Causing the system to either reboot or go blank. In my case blank. I just replace it with Logitech one I picked at Target was cheaper than Wal-mart go figure.
  8. kane702

    kane702 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 27

    The keyboard is just over a year old. I have tired it without the keyboard and it wont work still...That's a good idea...and i wished it had worked....
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