No Startup at all

By Culepatua
Jun 21, 2006
  1. Hello,

    My PC was running fine even if it was heating up a bit while in full load. So I was playing WoW, minding my own business and all of the sudden the screen goes black with a thin blue frame on the left side. So I'm like WTF and I try to reboot my PC. Surprise surprise, the PC wont do anything. Doesnt give the initial beep, no screen comes up, the fans are turning, the HDD seems to be working, but I still dont get whats going on. It cant be the power supply cause i had bought a new one the same day. So I try and clear the CMOS jumper, changed the RAM, took out the mobo out of the case to make sure its not being shorted, try with only one HDD, took out the video card and tried with the onboard video. Nothing worked. Now I have a non working piece of junk lying on top of my desk.
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    Snice you said you tried ram, viedo card, ect. why dont you try a new power supply, it may have burnt out while you were gamming
  3. Culepatua

    Culepatua TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I bought a new PS that same day and I tried using another one from another PC but it would do the same thing.
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Tell us what yuor system's hardware is and what OS.
  5. Culepatua

    Culepatua TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Processor: Athlon XP 1700+
    Motherboard: SY-K7VME
    Memory: 512MB DDR RAM
    PSU: 450W Generic
    Processor Fan: Thermaltake (Model TT-8025) with a copper base
    OS: Windows XP Pro
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    EXACTLY the same happened to me some time ago. The cause: The CPU was dead. It overheated a lot (palomino core, 180 Nm), and now it wont turn on. The machine doesn`t POST at all.

    Have you cleaned and reseated the heatsink. Also, remove all the thermal grease, and apply some.
  7. Culepatua

    Culepatua TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive done all that, I bought Arctic Compound just for that CPU and still doesnt work. I think its dead already.
  8. Tedster

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

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