Desktop with 8KDA dead so replaced power supply but still dead. Electricity still coming to computer but no signs of life. ?
First, power down your PC, remove the power cord and then remove the RAM from the computer. Now turn the computer on. If it doesn't beep at you several times, you have a bad motherboard.
Note: When doing any work on your PC, make sure you disconnect the power and touch some metal on the case to remove static from your hands.
If it does beep at you with the RAM out, the motherboard is OK.
First, before going too far with testing, try simply putting all the RAM back in and turning the computer on. The process of removing the RAM and reinstalling it is called re-seeding. Sometimes re-seeding the ram is all you need to do.
Note: You can also try re-seeding other peripherals, but we will get to that.
If you still aren't having any luck, you will need to test each stick separately.
To properly test the ram, remove the power cord from the computer, remove all peripherals (videocards, sound cards, modems, tv tuner.. etc) and disconnect all drives (hard drive, dvd/cd, floppy).
If you only have one stick of RAM, leave that stick in and turn the computer on. If it boots, the problem isn't with the stick, but with one of the peripherals.
If you have multiple sticks of RAM, you will need to test each stick on it's own with all the peripherals disconnected.
If your RAM is ok, you can now single out which peripheral is giving you an issue by adding them back in one at a time and trying to boot your computer.
If your computer is now booting with everything in it, your computer simply needed to have everything re-seeded - lucky you!
Aug 06, 2009 |
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