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Pc wont boot, MCP73PVT board, i have checked the ram, processor, heat sink and psu,cmos batt and still no joy, its starts for 4 seconds and turns off, all fans come on but nothing else no beeps

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  • shamtess May 21, 2011

    i have tried all that and a new psu, all connections are secure, the power light comes on and the fans all spin, but then 4 seconds or so later it shuts off, no beeps at all no post test nothing


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Disconnect the whole board for some time, remove the processor, memory, everything from the board for about an hour. When connecting them back place the processor first and fix 24 pin from the psu (power supply) dnt fix the 5v from the psu and boot. let it run for some time and make sure you hear buzzer from the board and put it off. fix the 5v and boot again make sure the buzzer beeps now turn it off connect the other cables. hope it works for you.

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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty

One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your "((MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps

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  • shamtess May 21, 2011

    i have tried all that and still the same, psu and cpu fans come on for about 4 seconds then shut off

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    Brian Sullivan May 21, 2011

    first what sort of hard drive IDE or SATA if its IDE replace the 40 pin flat ribbon lead from motherboard to hard drive
    even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or an electric fan lead can cause this problem make sure there is no dust on and in these connctions go through the troubleshooting procedure eliminating the probable causes a computer needs to continiue its cycle and to have an end to function


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