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Abit nf7-s rev2 not posting. Cleared CMOS, pulled out battery for 20 minutes & replaced, checked wiring and memory seating, checked graphics card and CPU in a different board and they worked ok. Im getting one short beep to say board is ok but a blank screen. Screen is ok just not receiving a signal. I bought the board off ebay so I dont know if previous owner tried to flash the bios and failed. Any advice wil be greatly appreciated, Thanks Mike

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  • mickmac_1 Mar 09, 2009

    Hi, Thanks for the reply.
    I tried initially with one stick of corsair cmx512-3200 which I thought was ok, but I got the repeated long beeps denoting memory failure. I then tried with a stick of Samsung pc 2700 borrowed from a friend, and got the short single beep denoting all was ok, but no signal was being sent to the monitor. This obviously prevents me getting into the bios to do any adjustments. I have bought some more Corsair memory which I will try, but I am beginning to think that it is a duff board.


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Have you tried replacing the memory modules? Memory incompatability or a bad simm, will create the symptoms, you describe. Also, restore the BIOS settings to "fail-safe," if possible. Often the "Default settings," are not as "tolerant," as fail-safe. I had a similar issue with ASUS and LanParty motherboards. It was a bad SIMM.

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  • Eric Bishop Mar 10, 2009

    The only two things, left, I can think of would be:



    1) Whomever you bought the motherboard from wiped the BIOS and blew it. I checked multiple boards and there are instances of the BIOS' getting flashed and no longer functioning. You COULD try a new BIOS (from ABIT).



    2) There is a known issue that after flashing the BIOS it reverts to "old 100MHz FSB settings." This has been an issue with this particular MB and if you have an old processor (equal to or less than 100Mhz FSB) I would try plugging it in and seeing if you can get to the BIOS, from there and update.



    I found instructions on how to flash the BIOS (correctly) It is not as simple as others.



    It IS possible that your MB is nonfunctional, but I do not think so.

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