Asus P5RD1-VM. Auto-power up, not boot sound and cannot power off
First of all you want to reset your BIOS. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the manual which is provided in the following link, the manual calls it "Clear RTC RAM" which is on page 35. While you are inside the computer, make sure all cables/connections are firmly seated.
If this fails to clear up your boot issue, you need to go a little further into the computer. Make sure your computer is off and unplugged from the wall before continuing.
Next you need to remove ANY hardware that is not needed to boot. This means any add-on cards (expansion cards), hard drive, RAM, video card, CD/DVD drive, USB devices, firewire devices, speakers/microphones, keyboard and mouse.
After they are all disconnected, try booting. If it acts the exact same as it did before, you have to go further into the computer again. If it does something different, one of the components you removed was causing your boot problem. Replace them one by one, trying to boot between each component you hooked back up, I would first start with the RAM.
But, if the computer still does nothing upon boot, you need to bench test it. This means you remove the motherboard from the case and set it on a hard non-conductive surface (kitchen table or a work bench). Then you hook up the Power Supply correctly and attempt another boot. If now you hear beeps from the motherboard, your motherboard had somehow shorted to your computer case.
If you still get no beeps, your problem is either the motherboard or your CPU (processor). To narrow it down between those two, put your processor in another computer to see if it works.
If you go through all of those steps and get nothing, I would be looking mostly at the motherboard.
Hope this helps.
Jul 21, 2010 |
ASUS P5RD1-VM Motherboard