Computer won't boot

By azndude · 4 replies
Sep 4, 2006
  1. Ok, I've gotten my pc together. When I press the power button, the power light comes on, the fans start spinning, and the the leds on my dvd burners come on for a second. However, I do not hear the "beep"s and the monitor that I plugged the computer into says "no input signal". I touched the hard drive and I could feel it vibrating. How can I resolve this issue?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Please list your complete system specs.

    I'd also recommend stripping down to the basics to help you troubleshoot.

    Take the motherboard out of the case and set it on a box beside the case. Remove EVERYTHING from the motherboard except:
    -CPU and heatsink/fan
    -one stick of ram
    -if no integrated graphics, then instal graphics card
    -power connections to the motherboard (typically two connections)
    -power connection to the graphics card if necessary
    -connect the case's speaker to the motherboard pin

    take a screwdriver and quickly touch (short) the two pins that normally are connected to your power on switch. Tell us if you can get into your bios this way. If not, let us know what you see/hear.
  3. azndude

    azndude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My specs are:
    * Intel P4 Processor 560J with HT (3.60GHz1, 1MB L2 Cache)
    * Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
    * Motherboard: Micro-ATX (unknown brand and model number)
    * 1GB PC-3200 400MHz DDR (512MB x 2)
    * 250GB2 7200rpm Serial ATA Hard Drive
    * ATI Radeon® X300 (128MB Video Memory)
    * Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005

    I will try doing what you have said.
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    If it is a core 2 duo (just taking a guess) then its probably need to update your bios. If not then do what DonNagual said.

  5. Tedster

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

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