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New ASUS M2A-MVP won't POST

By craigdexter1
Nov 26, 2007
  1. New system Worked fine for 5 days and now the thing won't POST.
    It gets stuck and the light on the DVD ROM stays lit.

    running Vista on a 6400+ AMD Athlon X2 with a 320 GB HDD, 4 GB Kingston RAM. Saphire Graphics card.

    Any Ideas.
     
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    could be your ram, try reseating it and see if it will post then :)
     
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried disconnecting the dvd rom's data cable to see if it will boot?
     
  4. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I will try all of this when the machine is in front of me.
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  6. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Here is what I tested this far...
    -I pulled and put back in all RAM
    -Tried a differant PS
    -Differant HDD
    -Pulled and replaced EIDE Ribbon
    -Tried different Ribbon
    -Double checked all Front pannel and USB connections on the board
    It just won't get past POST to boot.
    The HDD or DVD ROM does not spin during power on and wants it is on I can't turn it off with the power switch or reset. I have to use the rocker switch on the PS.
    ASUS says It's the MoBo.
    All this stuff is brand new from Newegg.
    Your thoughts.
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Have you tried clearing the cmos? Your mobo manual will tell you exactly how to do it.

    Just a thought, you did fit the standoffs correctly?
     
  8. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    CMOS was cleared. Everything on the board was as should be.
     
  9. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    i go with asus, only other thing i can think of right now is it being the mobo, it wasn't the ram then i was going to say the psu or cpu but you've checked the psu

    if you can get a cpu from somewhere, somehow, or get a replacement from newegg then try that, otherwise i'm inclined toward the mobo
     
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