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PC won't start - most probably a motherboard problem.

I understand that this could be due to overheating. what can be done? is my motherboard damaged for good? this already happened before with my P5V800-MX motherboard and now it happened again with my P5PE-VM.

here are my specs:
Pentium IV 2.80 GHz 533 MHz FSB 1 MB L2 Cache
512 MB PC3200 CL3 184 - Pin DIMM
64 MB GeForce4 MX
I have 2 IDE HDD's:
a 40 GB Samsung
and a 20 GB Fujitsou
I have an LG 16x DVD Writer
2 aux fans and a floppy drive..

that's about it, is it too much of a load? oh and I have a 500-W power supply.. a mitsui AVR and an EMERSON UPS.. please help me.. what's wrong? what could be wrong? and an aditional info, these are all the specs I used with my P3V800-MX board..

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  • bLyCheE Jan 12, 2008

    on my previous board, nothing happens at all.. on this one, the led (power led) lights up for half a second then nothing.. so, it's completely dead..



    no recent hardware changes.. actually, i was right here in my room when my PC went completely dead.. i didn't touch it though.. but it was on (running) the whole night last night and this happened around 10 AM today (it's 11 PM in my place now).. i was using my laptop and the PC just went dead.. (PC and Laptop is not networked..)



    thanks for the quick response..

  • bLyCheE Jan 12, 2008

    nope.. my CPU works fine..

  • bLyCheE Jan 12, 2008

    yes jmorgan123, i did that.. and ohiotom, i have an extra power supply lying around but still it won't start..

  • bLyCheE Jan 12, 2008

    sorry about that.. accidentally clicked on it.. peace..

  • bLyCheE Jan 12, 2008

    ohiotom, ive tried the solution on your link, my PC started now after disconnecting all the mini drive power supply connectors.. i will now attempt to connect each mini drive..

  • bLyCheE Jan 12, 2008

    i just found out that it was my 2nd HD that has a short probably.. after replacing the power on each drive, (rom,floppy,and first HD) it was the 2nd HD where it did not switch on..



    im really sorry coz im new to this.. it was my first time asking for help here on the net.. but i think i have read here somewhere that u could be payed for helping.. that would mean being to have an "expert" rating on this site..



    what i didn't know that ratings were really important to you.. i'm sorry, how insensitive of me.. but i didn't upgrade your rating cuz u ranted about it.. i did because it really was helpful and yeah, i think it fixed my problem..



    i was only trying to rate how your comment really helped.. so i think "thanks for trying" means literally thanks for trying..



    but if you read my first post carefully, though i didn't specify it, i did mention that the specs were still the same and only the board was changed.. so it meant that power supply and processor, etc. didn't have a problem.. that's all..



    thank you so much ohiotom..

  • ohiotom May 11, 2010

    When you say it won't start, does anything at all happen? Do you hear any beeps or hear the fans turn for a moment or is it just completely dead?



    Did you change anything recently or did this failure occur with no recent hardware changes?

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I think its the power supply... i have the same problem right now. but i just cant get it right. me and my friend mark tried to fix my pc. we checked every wirings, clean the memory, check the processor, and everything. now hear this, we switct it on. the motherborad lights up, the cd rom works, the HDD run, fans are spinning, keyboard and mouse lights up... but no video output!

after a bit of trials and using the pcs parts to another pc to check if theyre work or not. yet all remoavble stuffs work in another pc. even the board. after a 2 hours of these.. we fix it all together then suddenly it just work! what was wrong with it? my power supply is 600watts with dual fan. my board is a asus pvp5 asus with 512 ddr and 40 gb hdd, no vdcard, dvdwriter.

im just sharingmy problem, just for referal. hope u can help me too.

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Coincidentally, I am having the same problem, although slightly different. I can boot up after many tries, but once in Windows, it will freeze after a while. I had the CPU temperature error before for many months but ignored it and it was fine until now. My mobo is P5P800, which I think is similar to the mobos you have. And I have a Pentium IV 3.00 GHz. I have sent it out to some technicians to be diagnosed and still waiting for their response. After doing some reading on the net, i think it could be due to either the PSU or CPU fan (which I didnt realised before). My CPU fan was quite dusty - I believe your one is too, bLyCheE? might be worth a try to change it. If the PSU or CPU is not the problem, then i think my mobo is.

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Try this. Re-seat the video card, reseat your memory modules. Unplugg all USB cables. ethernet cables, power cables, and reset your BIOS by finding the reset jumper on your motherboard. Now plug in your keyboard, mouse and power cord. NO USBs, now try and start computer, it if starts replug USBs one at a time after computer is working. If no power up, are you getting any beeps? Possible causes for computer to try and start for a second and immediately power off.

1. Short Circuit (Motherboard touching chasis)
2. Bad power supply
3. Bad/stalled USB device plugged in.
4. Bad connection on Video Card / Memory Module (Corrosion?)
5. Bad Video Card / Bad Monitor
6. Look at the pins on the VGA connector and make sure there are none bend creating a short.

I hope this works for you!
Good Luck!

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It could be the power supply, the motherboard, or the processor. And, unfortunately when the power supply goes it can take out the motherboard and processor too.

The easiest of these three components to test and rule out is the power supply. If you have another power supply around that has both the 20 pin ATXPWR and 4 pin ATX12V connectors you should try it.

If you don't have another power supply lying around, disconnect every power supply cable from the motherboard and all components and check out this link:

http://www.pcpower.com/support/ATX_troubleshoot.htm

Try this technique and see if the power supply fan turns. If it does then the power supply is probably good. If the fan does not turn then your most likely problem is the power supply. Hopefully that's the case because it will be the easiest and most inexpensive thing to replace.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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  • ohiotom Jan 12, 2008

    LyCheE, you may not realize this, but jmorgan123 and I don't get paid for this or anything. We just like trying to help. I'm sorry it looks like your motherboard is shot, but I have to say it's disheartening for you to ask for help and then rate us with a "Thanks for trying" when you did not tell us you had already tried our suggestions in your original post. If you had told us everything you had tried then we would not have suggested these things....now your rating has lowered both our scores. Just my 2 cents.






  • ohiotom Jan 12, 2008

    Thanks for upgrading my rating....

  • ohiotom Jan 12, 2008

    You are very welcome and I'm happy you got your problem fixed. I appreciate your explanation and there are no hard feelings.



    This website is a funny thing. In some ways I wish there were no ratings at all. It's become a sort of a hobby for me and it is very rewarding for all of us who post solutions when we can actually connect with somebody and help them. Unfortunately the internet is anonymous and anonymity can bring out the worst in some people. There's no shortage of people who never reply or give bad ratings and it's very frustrating when we're just trying to help.



    But again, I'm glad you're on your way and thanks again for your comments.

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So are you saying that there is no video on the display at all? Just completely black? I have ran into this several times and 95% of time it's a burned up CPU. Replace the CPU, you can probably find one pretty reasonable on ebay and it should work fine. It's possible that it's also the MB as well, but I would bet on the CPU.

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  • Peter Burns Jan 12, 2008

    So you've taken the CPU out and tested it in a working system?

  • Peter Burns Jan 12, 2008

    So, it sounds like you've narrowed it down to the motherboard. Everything that it could be, we know is working now, so it would have to be the motherboard. The only other possibility I could thing would be the video card, but not likely.

    Why the inappropriate rating? I'm only trying to help you with your issue.

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