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I replaced the motherboard due to a bad nic controller. the pc booted up and was working. I had no issues with the nic card. The pc was on its side with the cover off. all things were working. I stood the pc up right and installed the cover and the pc shut down, this is when the problem started. From that point the power would come on, fan was running, power to the mother board, power to the cd rom, ram in but the light stayed amber. I put the original motherboard back in, it was working as well except the nic controller now with the original mboard back in it still has the solid amber light.

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  • rlaporte543 May 25, 2011

    I see a green light for the network, and a solid amber power light. Both motherboards worked, I replaced the motherboard due to a bad nic controller. I installed the new motherboard and it was working while laying on its side, when I put it upright and installed the cover the pc shut down.

  • rlaporte543 May 25, 2011

    Yes the amber light is the power light. I have disconnected and reconnected all the cables. Removed all the cables from all the components to see if it would boot to the bios, no go. Fan works, cd rom works, the power light on the motherboard is on. All the components seem to work. I have replaced the power supply as well. Both motherboards worked until I stood the unit up.

  • rlaporte543 May 25, 2011

    No post screen. The monitor works. Using the onboard video. 2 - 1 gig memory sticks. The concern is both mother boards worked, until I had the first problem. Now either one works. ????

  • rlaporte543 May 25, 2011

    No beeps. Have tried one stick and have replaced the ram with good ram as well.

  • rlaporte543 May 25, 2011

    I have used this monitor on other systems and it works. I'm not sure what you mean by "black outed" the monitor is on with an amber light as well. When turning on the pc the monitor stays black, no beeps on the pc.

  • rlaporte543 May 25, 2011

    I am in the process of performing that task right now. I need to leave in about 30 minutes, can I get back with you tomorrow?

  • rlaporte543 May 26, 2011

    I took another system board and processor from another pc and it worked just fine. I ordered a processor and will know for sure when arrives. If I close this how would I contact you to let you know for sure that it was the processor? Should be here Tue or Wed of next week. Thanks for the help. It was good to talk through the process.

  • rlaporte543 May 26, 2011

    Yes it was good to talk through the process. Thanks.

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Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. Just for verification would like to know which one has the solid amber light? I understand the question but i need to know which one has the amber light. another thing when you use the original motherboard is it working or you have the same issue with the new motherboard?Please provide the information needed to be able to help you with this problem.
Thanks

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    Rofel Lantican May 25, 2011

    The amber light is the power light right? when the you stood the pc and it shut down can you turn it back on? Can you try to assemble the pc on a standing position or try to assemble it on its side and see if it will works again? Were trying to find out if this i just a cause of a loose cable or a problem with the board. Thanks

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    Rofel Lantican May 25, 2011

    Do you have a display on the monitor or did you see the Post Screen? Or the there's a message on the monitor that it is looking for signal? Do you have a video card or your using the onboard display? How many memory sticks you have?

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    Rofel Lantican May 25, 2011

    Can you try not to use both memory sticks just try to test it one by one. Let me know what happen. By the way do you here any beeps when you turn on the computer?

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    Rofel Lantican May 25, 2011

    I see have you tried using a different monitor? Different Vga or DVI cable? Power running on the system but black outed right?

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    Rofel Lantican May 25, 2011

    Blacked out means no display. Do you have the a same processor that will fit in on the old and new motherboard. What were doing now is finding out which hardware component fails. Because as you can see you already change the motherboard, Memory, PSU and the monitor and still the same can you try to use a different processor that is compatible with the old and new one see if you will be able to run it properly?

  • Rofel Lantican
    Rofel Lantican May 25, 2011

    Sure not a problem. Just leave a reply on my message and i'll get to you as soon as i can. Test the processor ok. Thanks

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    Rofel Lantican May 26, 2011

    Even if you close this case you can still reply a comment on this question and i will able to reply that. Just let me know if you already have the processor. Thanks

  • Rofel Lantican
    Rofel Lantican May 26, 2011

    Just let me know what happen. Thanks

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