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Turns on, then shuts down before anything shows on monitor

The computer shuts down almost as soon as it starts up. Then it will not start up again until I unplug it and start over. Each time, it will just shut down again. I took the side panel off and watched the LEDs on the Mother board. A green light stays on near the CPU. When I turn it on, a red light flashes for an instant at the bottom of the board, near the board slots. I tried a different power supply with no change. I tried unplugging all the power cables to the drives with no change. I unplugged and reseated the memory chip and the CPU with no change. I don't have another CPU or memory chip of the correct type to try in it. Any suggestions? I have read all the solutions listed for the GT4022 PC with the exception of the cmos battery.  I would like to know if the foxconn NF4uk8AA-8E (Newegg.com) is an equal replacement motherboard part.  If it is not, please suggest an alternative.  Thank you, nj

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You have to change prossesor is overheating

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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Well i wont suggest you change your mother board alonne cause its your processor thats damaged.
Something caused the processor to damage and i believe its from the main board thats why your not getting a beeping alert(i didnt see you mention any) a continout beep means the processor isnt initilazing and a 3 beep pause means its memory.

You should change both processor and board.

To determin compatable boards all you need is your processor socket type. for example if your processor is a amd 754 socket, then any 754 socket boards will work with your processor.

OK NOW FOR SOMETHING YOU CAN TRY

1.) unplug the power supply from the main board
2.) remove the cmos battery and memory
3.) clear the cmos by switiching the jumper at jp1 for 10 seconds then switching it back
4.) plug power supply back into the main board and replace the battery leaving the memory out.
5.) ensure you have the mainboard speeker(beeper) connected
6.) turn on the system without the memory in it and listen for any beeping sounds

IF YOU GET THE BEEPING SOUN CONTINE HERE
7.) shut down and put in memory
8.) it should boot and work

IF YOU DID NOT
7) shut down by unplugging the computer
8.) remove the processor
9.) clear the cmos again
10.) replace the processor
11.) clear the cmos again
12) boot without the meory and listen for the beeping sound
If you get it turn of the computer and replace rams and it should work.

NB jp1 is located near the battery look on your manual for it or look for a 3pin jumper near the battery
it has 3 pins, the jmp should be on 1 and 2
put it on 2 and 3 to clear it then put it back on 1 and 2

IF THE ABOVE DONT WORK AND YOU DONT HAVE AXCESS TO ANOTHER COMPUTER TO TEST YOUR PROCESSOR I RECOMMEND CHANGING BOTH BOARD AND PROCESSOR

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Hi m5mm, what kind of Operating system are you using?

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 03, 2008

    When exactly does the computer shuts off? after the "loading windows" appear? Once you can see the desktop? Can you see the white letters at the start up or does the computer shut down before the white letters?

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 03, 2008

    Another common simptom of computers shuting down is when the fan isnt working properly. The fan keeps it form over heating, but if the fan stops (by a malfunction, dust or dirt) the computer will shut off.
    I recomend you before opening it to get a hand-fan and try to blow the computer from its back to clear some dust, if the problem continues, open it and before doing anything else, check how clean/dirty is the fan.

    If you can get to the screen of "loading windows" and then it freezes and restart, or shut down, It can be a Virus,
    If you have that kind of virus, it will start deleting files each time you try to turn on the computer, then the computer will shut off to prevent the virus doing more damage.

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 03, 2008

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 03, 2008

    Nj, if you could tell me how far can you get before your computer shuts of, i can help you further more.

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    Santiago Vallejo Jan 03, 2008

    Hi again Nj
    If you are sure the problem is in your Motherboard, then you might go on and buy another one online.
    newegg.com is a good site, but i will recomendo you to buy it in ebay.
    I think its safer, and it gives more variety,
    If you have an special Motherboard in mind for your computer or you want to search many brands before buying one, Here you can go to a good webpages that have many good Motheroboard brands, their phone number, and the website adress

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