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Power supply runs, but no bios or boot

I've tried removing ram and booting, but no beeps or error messages, no bios at all. Have installed new ram, reset cmos, tried booting without hard drive or cd rom attached, still the same result. I'm thinking the MB has gone bad, but have no way of testing without buying a new one. I'll test the output voltages of the power supply next, but I'm at a dead end after that. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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    Thanks for the quick confirmation, I appreciate your help.

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Yes it sounds as the the cmos bios chip is damaged, if theres no bios showing, you will have to replace the mobo.

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