Lights Are On But No Ones Home.....??

By The Big DIZZ
Feb 24, 2005
  1. i have a asus a7nbx-e deluxe motherboard with a barton amd 2.600+ processor pc 3200 ddr 400 ram and a 256 mb nvidia graphics card.
    when i switch on the4 tower all the fans kick in and the cd rom light comes on and the disc starts to spin, also the hard drive fires up but i have no bios checks come up on the screen ,,,not even the monitor comes off standby. it just then sits there looking dumb...!
    ive tried resetting the cmos but to no avail....
    has anyone got any ideas???
    could it be the chip thats knackered or the board..??

    please help........! :hotbounce
  2. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    knackered eh? if you havent already, id pop it open and reseat all the connections. hard drive, processor,ram, etc
  3. luvhuffer

    luvhuffer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 443

    Lights Are On But No Ones Home? You know my 3rd wife? LOL Check your CMOS battery. It doesn't matter how new the mobo is, I've seen em new out of the box with weak or dead batteries. Is this a new build or was it working before? If it's not new, have you installed any new hardware or programs?
  4. tbrunt3

    tbrunt3 TS Rookie Posts: 313

    Good point luvhuffer's I have also seen them bad right out of the box.. ALso one question what type of power supply do you have and how old is it?? THis maybe a power supply issue.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    Your lights are on, but you're not home
    Your mind is not your own
    Your heart sweats, your body shakes
    Another kiss is what it takes

    You can't sleep, you can't eat
    There's no doubt, you're in deep
    Your throat is tight, you can't breathe
    Another kiss is all you need

    Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh

    It's closer to the truth to say you can't get enough, you
    know you're

    Gonna have to face it, you're addicted to love

    One of the major components in your system could be dislodged, but its more likely that you have a bad mobo or CPU in there. RAM could also be a culprit, as could graphics card. If possible, swap these things out one at a time, and try other components in there.
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