Question about Soyo SY-P4VGA Motherboard
Any computer is going to turn on, with or without the cmos battery. if it runs out you get a message about it, and the time and date settings will not last when the power is turned off.
Lets take the motherboard out from the case and put it on a bench. make sure you connect the 20-24pin main power, 4pin cpu power? (if its old, it might not have this one) Then the CPU, one ram module, and a video card if it does not have a build in video.
The thing is, the power should turn on even if there is no cpu, ram or video on the machine.
Do you have a small speaker attached to the mainboard? do you hear beeps? if you don't have a speaker attached to the board, please obtain one and attach it to the front panel connector header, most likely in the bottom right corner of the motherboard where the power and reset switch connectors and connected, small white text marks the speaker spot.
Now if you get beeping when you turn on, let me know how many long and short, or if it beeps in series (2-4-2-4 for example (that is 2 beeps, pause, 4 beeps, pause, 2 beeps, pause, 4 beeps))
if you don't get any beeping, we might have a fault, take out all the RAM from the machine, try starting up again, does it beep? If it does, try another RAM module, if you get picture, you found the problem. If you don't get picture, the issue is either the CPU or video card.
lastly the issue can be the motherboard.
Let me know once you have gotten this far.
Posted on May 08, 2010
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