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MotherBoard problems My motherboard doesn't make a sound on startup, and i can't view.Even when i took out the Ram it doesn't beep.

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  • Floyd Ntsuseng
    Floyd Ntsuseng Oct 02, 2007

    These computer was working fine before, it happened after a power failure.
    It does switch on , but the is beep sound and the monitor is just blank.
    You can see the motherboard is running, and oh i did check the CPU and the are no bent pins, and the four pin power cable is inserted



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Does the power led turn on your motherboard when you switch the power? There are so many things to do to troubleshoot your motherboard. Check if there is a small speaker connected mostly its connection is beside/near the I/O cable hooks. Check your video card, if you have a spare and working video card try to replace the one you are using now. Lastly check your power supply and try to replace it if you got a spare one.

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Check your CPU, it is possible that you bent a pin when trying to insert, also if P4 check you have the P4 (4-pin) power cable inserted. as the mobo will not work without it

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    Gareth Cockram Oct 04, 2007

    ah... you did not mention the power failure...

    when there are power failures, you can also get power "Spikes", These "spikes" can toast your system if you don't have a Surge protector (usually in the form of a 4-way gang plug with some special electronics inside) the surge protector will take the "hit" and your system should not get damaged.

    often power spikes can toast your memory, modems and graphics cards, and often kills your power supply.

    hopefully all that is wrong is that your power supply is not working any more, and needs to be checked/replaced, if you can borrow a psu to test your system you can prove whether your psu is Blown. (not providing the correct voltages over all lines)

    if this does not work, then try to diagnose by removing all of your PCI cards and drives, and swapping your VGA card to test (borrow if possible), if this fails then it is either the motherboard, the processor, or the Memory, or any combination of those three.

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    Gareth Cockram Oct 04, 2007

    Buy a Surge protector if you do not have one



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