I installed this Motherboard today, and when I tried to turn on the computer, nothing happens. The CD-Drive whirrs, the Fan goes, LED's in the case turn on, but nothing else.
I was told to find a beep test result, and to post the beeps on another forum, but I cannot find anywhere to put the small speaker that came with the mobo! Can someone please help me?
The beep test is notrmally done with the small speaker attached to the computer internally,
there could be a problem with the RAM installation check the RAM compatablity with the mother board, give me further details of the make and model of the mother board and RAM ,
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I had this issue once, turned out to be a grounding issue. Remove the motherboard, place it on a piece of cardboard, connect all needed parts (power, hard, memory, video, cd drive. Now try to power it up. If it comes up go to a home improvement store and buy some rubber or paper washers to place between the motherboard and case, were the mounting screws go.
Disconnect the drive and try to boot to the BIOS (usually with F1, F2 or Delete key). If that doesn't work, try removing all cards from the computer (except a video card if the video port is not on the motherboard). If you can boot this way, try inserting back any removed cards to see what hangs it. Do you hear any beeps when the computer is booting (beep codes)?
Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information.Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.Try to disconnect/connect the video card. If nothing happens, there's a possiblity that the problem is with the LCD cables or the LCD itself.
Hope this will help...Your response is very much appreciated...
First thing I would do is try using the monitor on another working computer to see if it works. If so, you have eliminated that as an issue.
Kind of hard to fathom that you got two fubar mo bo's but as they stay in the street, sh-- happens. However, The lack of a beep means that the bios is not posting. When you turn on a computer, the bios does a check of internal components and environment - if all is ok, it beeps and then has the hard drive install the operating system into the computer's memory. And if something is wrong, the bios will usually give out certain beeps that are coded such as when you have bad memory, no memory, etc. But you are getting zippo, and no video at all on your monitor - this is one of the few times you wish you had the blue screen of ***** because with that at least you know your hardware is ok but your software has an issue.
The conditions you have reported would seem to indicate that the bios chips on both units are corrupted and not working. U might also make sure that the memory chips are good. A bad chip, not a missing chip, will sometimes prevent the mo bo from booting up.
If you also remove all the memory and turn on the witch, if the bios is working it will beep like crazy. If nada, bios is dead.
If boards are new as you indicate I would return for exchange.
Hi. Were you able to see the the DELL post screen when you turn on the computer? Take out the battery and unplugged the power adapter from your computer and to the wall socket. Press and hold the power button for 30 secs. Put everything back in then turn on the computer.
The bios is configured to boot to CD?
Monitor turns on, and you can see the Bios?
HardDrive has an OS installed?
There may also be a ram / motherboard issue. I would also test the video card.
But I would start by Unplugging the power cord, and reseting the Bios. If you know which jumper, use it, if not just remove and after about thirty seconds re-install the onboard QUATER battery. After this boot to Bios, check all the Boot - Drive parameters and try to boot up.
If that fails continue with the Ram Check, the Motherboard, and the HardDrive, and the Video Card.
Hope this helps.
Have you recently experienced a power surge or had an electrical (thunder) storm in your area? Potentially your motherboard and/or processor could be toast since the fan running and CD Rom drive opening will continue to function because they receive power separately from the motherboard via the power supply. If you have access to a different compatible processor, you could try to install it in the motherboard to rule out a motherboard failure, otherwise you're looking for a new motherboard.