Question about ASUS AI Lifestyle P5N32-E SLI (P5N32-E-SLI-GREEN) Motherboard

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No Posting Data to Monitor

The system will not send any post data to the monitor. The monitor is working properly and hooked up. The system is SLI dual identical G-Force 8800's. (Been working fine like this for a year.). I swapped out the monitors, no luck. Swapped out the video cards, again no luck.
Sounds like it is posting but I get nothing on my monitor.

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  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    Thank you will give that a try, dumb question, where is the CMOS battery?

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    I did swap out monitors. That was one of the first things that I did. :)

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    Thank you, I can see it, but I cannot get it out. I depress the little silver clip at the bottom but have no way of grasping the battery to remove it. Any suggestions?

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    I have a WD WD500AAKS 500gig Sata HD, could that have gone bad? Would that cause this? God I hope not.

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    The computer is a Cyberpower Desk Top PC.
    500 GB Sata II 3.0 GB 16mb 7200RPM Western Digital WD500AAKS
    ASUS AI Lifestyle P5N32-E SLI Quad 680I 775 Mother Board
    Intel C2D E6850 3.00G 1333FSB Retail CPU
    4g (2x2g) 800 DDR2 Kingston HY Memory.
    Dual EVGA G-Force 8800 GT's - Drivers (Nov 08)
    Windows XP sp3 (Latest Update)
    Last virus scan was clean - performed Yesterday at 6am.
    Nothing is over clocked. The PC was operating properly when I put it into hibernation last night. Today when I tried to warm her up all I got was the blank screen. I rest, still blank screen. I powered off after 10 minutes, swapped out Monitors. Still nothing. Removed secondary video card. Still no joy. Replaced primary video card with secondary card, still no joy. Wondering now if my HD is bad. God I hope not. I don't have an adapter for it so I can not plug it into another PC to check.

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    Sorry, yes, Both flat screen monitors, about 3 years old. Hyundai B70A, and Emprex 19" (Used on this PC). They are connected via an adapter. This system has been stable for a year now.

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    I only use the Emprex on this PC, no dual monitors.

  • cncraymond Feb 01, 2009

    Ok, CMOS Battery pulled, waited 10 minutes, put back in. Restarted. It posted and showed me the info. It booted up into windows, then abruptly BSOD and restarted. Upon reboot the system is working. Booted up no issues except I have to re-install video drivers. Running back up now will do that once my important data is backed up. THANK YOU. I don't know what else to say other than that. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. I believe this problem was caused by using Hibernation mode. I will not ever again use hibernation on this computer. .

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    try a different monitor


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Round silver battery on the motherboard... looks like a watch battery.. careful not to break the clip holding it in.


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    Roberta Smith Feb 01, 2009

    perhap lets go back abit... what is the brand and model of your computer as well as the monitor

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Feb 01, 2009

    LCD monitor ?


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Try taking the CMOS battery out of the motherboard for about 10 minutes and then put it back in. It could be a handful of other possible problems but lets try this. You will lose any overclocking information by the way.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • EricDaniels
    EricDaniels Feb 01, 2009

    Here You Go:

  • EricDaniels
    EricDaniels Feb 01, 2009

    You can use any kind of small flat piece to "pry" it out. Just be careful doing it.


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