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ECS P4M800-M V 2.0 wont POST

I'm having problems starting up the PC with this MoBo, when I press the power button the DVD drive blinks constantly and the HD LED stays steady. I tried clearing the CMOS, removing all cards, HD's, even RAM, I don't get the blip when you turn on the PC, I plugged another working Power Supply with the same result.

Could it be the motherboard or the CPU, I don't have the means to test the CPU, if anyone has what the constant blinking of the DVD drive and steady HD LED means...

Thank you.

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May u have a grouded DVD drive, did u try another DVD or CD drive? may be it will help.....

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