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Power up issue with new mobo

By HG_Raigon ยท 5 replies
Jan 2, 2008
  1. I seem to have a problem that quite a few people have mentioned (but no working solution has been found that I can find).

    After plugging everything in and then flicking the power switch on my power supply (not on the PC box) all the fans start up but it seems like nobody is at home. No beeps and only one green light on the box that doesn't flash or flicker. Monitor doesn't register anything and no POST or bios information shows up.

    My specs are:

    Asrock AM2NF3-VSTA Motherboard
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz
    ELSA GLADIAC 776 GT AGP 256MB (7600 GT)
    1GB PGI DDR2-667 RAM (667MHz)
    1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 Elixir (800MHz)
    Western Digital 160GB HHD
    ENERMAX EG365P-VE FMA 1.3 ATX12V 350W Power Supply

    I bought the board because my AGP is still strong enough for what I need but I wanted to start using a 64 bit processor.

    I've tried switching RAM sticks and slots and using only one chip and but no change. The power seems to start up as soon as the PS is switched on. Holding down the power button on the box does't shut it down and the reset button doesn't seem to have any effect either.

    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Herbssat

    Herbssat TS Rookie Posts: 25

    I have seen this on one or more occasions and it turned out to be a bad motherboard. Also, if I had another power supply to test with;I would try that too. Its possible you may have a standby problem. Do you have a power supply checker?
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372

    Try clearing the CMOS. But it could be a bad board. Id also try removing the components and re-assembling them outside the case to make sure nothing is coming into contact with parts of the board.
  4. HG_Raigon

    HG_Raigon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Great will play around with those options and let you know the results. I have a feeling it may be a bad board too but I'm hoping I don't have try and get a replacement here in Tokyo, my Japanese is still pretty clunky...
  5. HG_Raigon

    HG_Raigon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still no love :-( Tried assembling everything on a wooden table (no case), switching with another 350W PS and clearing cmos but no change. Thinking it must be the board.
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

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