OK, building this shuttle has caused me no end of grief. (SG33G5)
I just bought a new sapphire X1950 512 pro for my shuttle and plugged
it in, aka molex to 6 pin PICe, put in slot and switched the jumpers
over to PCI.
The problem is, when I connect the power supply to my shuttle 250w PSU
all I get is everything sounding like it should be working for a few
seconds, no post or anything, then restarts itself and does the same
Now I figured this was a perhaps a PSU problem, and I didn't have
enough power. So I tested 1 of my other PSU's 550w, and doesn't crash,
but spins and no output...However onboard boots up.
I've tried telling BIOS to look for PCI and PCIex/HDMI first, but still
onboard. I'm starting to think my motherboard can't see it there, even
though I know it works well in other PC's.
(It spins and whirrs with the 550w PSU too but just onboard works)
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It's not passing post. Start by removing and reseating the ram, cpu, front panel connections, PCI devices etc... ONE AT A TIME to see if that helps. Also, if your board came with a small black speaker, make sure that is plugged in because most motherboards will emit a series of beeps that you can use to help you troubleshoot.
Could be overheating. Suggest you check the Processor Fan is working, usually you can hear it. If it stays on longer when starting from cold then that could indicate fan trouble. Most PCs have onboard sensors which can be monitored by programs like Speedfan see http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php then click on SpeedFan 4.39 Good Luck
I am taking it that you currently have XP installed? You need to boot the computer from the Vista CD. Please note that this will erase your hard drive. So back up any important stuff before you attempt this.
Update from my immediate post today: I've looked at other post that is suggesting memory or battery problem. To my surprise, after removing one memory from bank2 of DIMM, the PC came back to life! Whenever the second bank has either memory stick in it, it will stuck. So I ends up with half the memory, but get my system back. Not sure how long this will last though.
I Had similar history as the initial post: runs OK, and started random shut down 2 days before final stall. I am putting back my HDD and system, should be working, for now at least.
The "No Signal" display is an indication that there is no video output from your PC going towards the monitor. Cycling the power on/off a few times before the unit will start indicates there is a problem with the PC basic configuration. This may include: 1. Defective, dirty, loose memory sticks - clean or replace; 2. Defective, dirty, loose video card - clean or replace; 3. BIOS/CMOS settings too aggressive or not stable - set to default;
You can also try resetting the CMOS/BIOS to default settings by moving the reset jumper from its original position to the opposite end (1-2, then make it 2-3) temporarily. The reset jumper is normally very near the Lithium back-up battery. Alternately, removing the battery for an hour would also do the same, reset.
In some instances, it is the CPU fan blower that does not startup causing the system to halt. If so, it needs to be removed, cleaned, lubricated and re-installed.
At other times it can be cause by devices nearing end of its life. These may include the HD and the CD.
Still, this could also be caused by external devices which cannot be accessed/read at the startup such as a flashdrive.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.