Question about ASUS A8N-E Motherboard
My computer with a AMD Athlon 64 cpu and a motherboard of Asus A8N-E motherboard don't want to booth up. I have check the PSU and found out that it was ok. I can see the LED inside the motherboard is on everytime I turn on the power supply but still it does not booth up. I remove all the connection of the hard disk and CD rom just to test it but still no repsonce. I don't have any clue on what happen pls. help?
Hello. The manual says that all the power connectors must be in place, the main connector and two ATX 12V 4 pin plugs. It states that there will be no attempt to boot without all three power plugs inplace.
Posted on Oct 31, 2012
Make a deep examination of the board, look for burned/broken microresistors. You might need a magnifying glass and good lighting. Any resistor showing a little blob or browning is burned. Microresistors are those minuscule black,gray,brown or white rectangles lying all over the motherboard's traces. Check first the ones near the power supply connector and near the chips, specially one that says winbond on it, this last ones may get burned from USB overloading, from using non-self powered hubs also called passive hubs.
You may check for blown capacitors, capacitors are those standing cylinders with a plastic cover around them with numbers and letters printed in those covers. On top they are left without a cover and they are aluminum color, they may be flat or have one or more grooves runing across the top. A blown capacitor, looks different from the others because it looks a little bloated on the top, or may have spilled some sort of transparent varnish from its bottom to the motherboard or its top to other components around.
After that, you might want to check that your memory is OK in another computer and seated right in your motherboard, check the graphic card if it isn't of the integrated type. Finally you may suspect of the CPU, athlons get very warm and they can get burned too. Never start your pc without a cpu.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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