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Board won't boot up.

Hello. My problem is that my board won't boot up. It is my evaluation that the bios somehow my be corrupted. I have removed all cards from the board except for video. The video card has been tested and does work. I have also replaced the microprocessor. It works too.

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  • myvtv2 May 13, 2008

    The power light comes on but the board doesn't respond. I read an article which said that the SE440BX-2 model motherboards were shipped defectively. Apparently, there was a power supply issue with some of the boards which would send a signal that reset the bios or would wipe it out. It seems as if this is true.



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  • myvtv2 May 14, 2008

    I have replaced the CMOS battery. I have used two different power supplies (I am not sure what SMPS means). I have tried different memory. Nothing seems to power the board up. So what this tells me is that the bios is deprogrammed. The defect that Intel created with the power supply issue has wiped out this particular board. It was never sent back in for replacement of new capacitors and tested by the kit that Intel sent out to the manufacturers of the computers using these boards. So if I can't get the board to power up is there anyway that I can take it somewhere to get it powered up and reprogrammed? Or is it worth it?

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Is there a place that can reprogram a dead motherboard? The hardware is good but the flash bios has been wiped out.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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Please tell if the power indicators are light up on CPU front and on Motherboard.. What happen when you press the power button... is there any beep...

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    Check Power Supply (use another SMPS). Remove and re-install CMOS battery, RAM & Power Jack...

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