Question about Medion (MT8381) (40004683) Motherboard

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Medion Motherboard Hi, I have recently purchased a secondhand Medion PC. The problem is that the PC won't boot up, or power my Monitor. The graphics card if an Nvidia G-Force 6200, and has a VGA socket and a DVI-I (I think that's what it is) port. There isn't a power connector on the back of the PC for the monitor, so I've plugged the monitor directly into a wall power supply. At first the PC would start, CPU Fan would start whirring but then it would shut off after 3 seconds. At this point there was an intermittent beep coming from the CPU, which is an AMD Athlon 2400. I resat the CPU and now the PC doesn't power itself off, but it still won't power my monitor. Another worrying thing is that the PC doesn't 'beep' at startup like most I've had in the past, nor do I hear the floppy drive looking to boot and the numlock light isn't on. I have systematically removed IDE cables and some of the leads to see if this makes a difference, and removed the bios battery (There is no bios jumper). I am now stuck and don't know what to do. Anyone help!? Please............ Thanks Mezzo

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  • Matthew Jones Jul 09, 2007

    Nope, that doesn't work. I think the worrying thing is the fact there is no normal boot up activity. The monitor powers up (in the sense of it being powered from the mains). If I unplug the monitor I get a "no signal" message but as soon as I plug into the PC the monitor goes into standby. The PC itself was fine on my old PC.

  • Matthew Jones Jul 25, 2007

    I've tried all of the above before my post i.e. Taking out memory, trying a different videocard etc. I had a look at the cpu and the silver conducting paste is dry and cracking.

    Furthermore the cpu itself looks a bit.. well dark around the edges and it looks like theres a tiny chip at the edge of the actual chip (not the housing)!

    Now obviously this could be the problem, but if it was the cpu would the pc power up at all!?

    Thanks so far

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My pc does not boot only the fan runs, nothing appears on the monitor it cant reach bios startup i tried removing everything and assemble it again no improvements. zara

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I had this problem with my Medion... what model is yours? The beeping is a code and indicates what the problem is. I called Medion support ant they asked me how many beeps and all that... they determined that the motherboard was toast and replaced it under warranty.

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If you cannot reach the BIOS settings screen at power-up, then try another known-good keyboard...it is likely dead.

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  • Marty marty Jul 09, 2007

    ok, now try removing the memory chips...a normal startup for this can get you to the BIOS screen. If this does not work, then try another video card and if still nothing, then your mobo or the BIOS is toast.

  • Marty marty Jul 17, 2007

    So, after a while, did you ever get to try my suggestion:

    ok, now try removing the memory chips...a normal startup for this can get you to the BIOS screen. If this does not work, then try another video card and if still nothing, then your mobo or the BIOS is toast.

    >>i see you did not lock your rating yet...how were my comments not helpful at all?

  • Marty marty Jul 26, 2007

    no, if the cpu is dead, the pc will not power up. Also, I think the tiny chip is not a factor...the wire bonding takes place farther to the center of the chip body. You can always monitor the DC supply (3V or 5V) with an oscilloscope and watch for changes in value or any telltale signs of bad power suppply. At least now I got a "thanks for trying"...thanks.

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