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Only turns on but does not boot

One day i left the computer plugged for the whole day. when i came back i plugged it out. then i tried to turn on again the pc but it freeze when the windows xp logo came out. then i restart it then freeze when it's doing the memory scanning. after that whenever i turn it on only the YELLOW light in front of the casing only lights up and nothing else happens no boot sound whatsoever.

by the way the ram and harddrive were ok. and i have a new power supply unit.
the video card was not ok.
the processor and motherboard i was unable to check.
i unplugged every connection inside, i even unseat the motherboard from the casing, and tried to put back things in except for the video card since there is an onboard vidcard.

this time it's the RED light turns on and still nothing happens.
my motherboard is ASUS P4VP-MX and my processor is a 2.4ghz p4.
hope you guys can answer my problem. thanks!

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  • 7600 Feb 28, 2008

    i also forgot to add that i also changed the battery to a new one.
    but how i do check it by the way...?

  • 7600 Feb 29, 2008

    i was able to put back the yellow light i mispinned the connections from my casing to the mother board.

    about the ram. there was no sound.

    i also tried turning on without a processor. then without the hardrive, etc. no sounds whatsoever. just the yellow light turned on.

    how will i know if which one is busted? the processor or the motherboard?

  • 7600 Mar 01, 2008

    i was able to check my processor and its working ok.

    so what's with my motherboard? thanks!

  • 7600 Mar 02, 2008

    looks like the mobo is busted... so sad.


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Check for the cmos battery!! see if it still on 3 volts

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  • Rommel Balcita Feb 29, 2008

    you needed a TESTER to test it, but since you stated that you changed it with a new one there is no need for that TESTER.

    Check the memory slot... do this... remove the RAM and switch it on, you should hear a LONG BEEP for that. Next...
    You need to clean the contact points of the RAM use a coarse eraser to clean it.
    Insert it back and try turning it on again....

    post me back again...

  • Rommel Balcita Mar 01, 2008

    The basic components for troubleshooting is through these four parts:
    1. Motherboard - if error... no beeps, does not function
    2. Processor - if error... high or low beeps, not seated properly
    or not compatible
    3. RAM - if error... repeated long beeps, not present or
    not compatible or faulty
    4. Video card - if error... 1 long 2 short beeps, not seated
    properly or faulty

    Hope this helps... try other parts to this motherboard, it may not be compatible with the new ones.

    Hope this guides you to solve this problem.

  • Rommel Balcita Mar 02, 2008

    Also when checking don't plug in the keyboard and mouse...
    again... goodluck!


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