PC won't post (this one is weird)

By Varengas · 6 replies
Dec 23, 2007
  1. Hi,
    I'll start with the specs of my 'broken' pc

    mobo: Asus P5N32-E plus SLI
    Proc: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz (4MB cache)
    HDD: 1)Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 80GB ATA
    2)Seagate 250GB SATAII
    PSU: OCZ 600W StealthXStream
    video: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS (PCI-E)
    RAM: 2x 1GB PC2-6400 made by APACER
    drives: 1 DVD player ATA

    I assambled this pc 6 months ago and it worked like a charm, no probs at all.
    all voltages were right etc...
    suddenly, a week ago, the time needed to POST went from a few secs to a minute.
    I was worried about that and I checked the internet for it because I never heard of that before. I couldn't find a thing on the internet..
    So ik thougth:' as long as it boots, I'm happy'

    BUT, this morning, when I tried to boot... nothing...( except for the fans, that is) It just doesn't POST!
    I then tried a lot of things:

    1)Clear the CMOS = no change
    2)tried disconnecting the HDDs = no change
    3)tried booting with only 1 RAM module (I tried them both) = no change
    4)tried booting with just CPU, RAM, and video = no change

    After a while, I took out everything but the MOBO and CPU, thinking that the mobo was dead.. I then accidently pressed the start button and I got an BIOS error beep code... 1Long followed by 2 short beeps

    I checked the internet for the beepcode and it turned out that there was an error with the video card.. (logical if there is none)
    So I putted it back in and tried again. --> same error
    Hmmm, I placed a RAM module back in --> nothing

    So, now I'm here... with no clue..

    does somebody has a suggestion? tell me^^

  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I would start in the direction that you are heading. Eliminate each piece of hardware one by one. To slow down your POST: it points to the CPU (that has finally gone out). If you know of a way to borrow a compatible CPU to try, that would eliminate your CPU which it could be. Good Luck
  3. Varengas

    Varengas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, i was going to get mu CPU tested in a shop because I don't know anybody around here with a LGA775 socket... but, since its sunday I'll have to wait until tomorow.

    Its just weird that the pc ran fine for 6 months...

    I'll let you guys know after the checkµ

    If somebody has another idea, tell me please :)
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  5. Varengas

    Varengas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    can you tell me why you think that?

    I don't have any idea why it would be broken :s
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    experience. This is one of the first areas you should troubleshoot.
  7. Varengas

    Varengas TS Rookie Topic Starter

    heh, I do have some exp with pc's, but never with troubleshooting...

    anyway, my pc is going to be checked tomorow.

    but, if my psu died, isn't it also possible that my mobo or other component are damaged?
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