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Gigabyte GA-8KNXP wont goto POST

Hi, I've got an 8knxp (rev 1.0) based system, which was working fine up untill yesterday. Problem now is, when the box is powered on, nothing comes up on screen and no beeps from the box. I've tried the regular fault finds and diags, (stripping back to bare CPU, RAM and vid card), but no joy. Also, I know the CPU, RAM and vid card are fine coz I tried them all in another system and they all worked fine, so does the monitor. Oh, and yes, I did try resetting the CMOS as well by taking out the battery (no jumper for that on the 8knxp). Any ideas would be appreciated.

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  • Choljah Sep 19, 2007

    There is nothing wrong with the power supply, as it powers up another system perfectly.



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The Power Supply dude/dudette, Ive jst gone through the same thing and found Power supply was fried... Got it working fine now... gotta update Bios tho.

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