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P4M-915G/PD1 no screen, no BIOS, only power.

Hello, I´m trying to repair P4M-915G/PD1. I could enter the BIOS once when I had no operating system anymore (virusses?).I didn´t change any settings in BIOS setup though. Then I rebooted and since then I have nothing on screen anymore. Fans are turning, that´s all. I did a CMOS reset by switching the jumper and removing the battery. No difference. The system won´t load anything at all. Nothing on screen. I checked the screen which is ok. I changed the video card. Nothing.

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  • damselfly Sep 07, 2007

    I changed the video card in a pci video card and suddenly I have screen. But still no operating system. I have an image though. I´m reinstalling the image now. It is strange that the problem is the video card. Because I had video on that card before I started fixing the problem. How is that possible?
    Thanks for replying :)

  • damselfly Sep 07, 2007

    Do I have to change the videocard then. Or is the problem on the motherboard? The image I got didn´t give a working operating system, so I´ll install a proper one later on.
    Thanks Orbixx
    I have more questions. Are you often there?

  • damselfly Sep 13, 2007

    The motherboard boots on an old PCI-card but doesn´t boot with the Powercolor Radeon X300SE (R37L-SC3B) 128MB. Is a PCI-E card. The strange thing is that my friend claims that it ever worked. You have any suggestion what I best do? I don´t have an other motherboard with PCI-E to test the card.

  • damselfly Sep 13, 2007

    I reinstalled Windows XP Pro on the configuration with an old PCI graphic card (Diamond Stealth Video 2500). During installation after XP reboots computer hangs. Turning it of on again several times setup hangs. Finally XP is installed but now it hangs when XP has finished starting up. Has the old graphic card something to do with it? Computer also didn´t start up with the PCI-E graphic card. Then it won´t even load Windows. What is the problem here?

  • damselfly Sep 13, 2007

    I don´t find disabling the AGP or PCI-E feature on the motherboard eather. I just cahnged the graphic card again, loaded optimised system in bios and no screen at startup. Later on I had a screen. Strange. Changed the card again, system starts up but hangs. No ctrl+alt+del. Help!

  • damselfly Sep 17, 2007

    Is there a way to check the motherboard? How do I know it is defect and how am I shure it is not a BIOS problem?



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Do you hear any beeps at all? Do you have a system speaker on the motherboard? If not, plug a 2-pin system speakers onto the motherboard where it says "speaker" and listen for some beeps. You may have a fried CPU or dodgy RAM on your hands. Possibly even a faulty AGP/PCI-E slot, to name a few.

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    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    If you've installed a PCI video card and your previous video card was a different type (AGP or PCI-E) it may have been down to the AGP or PCI-E interface. A PCI video card can utilise any PCI slot, so if the AGP or PCI-E slot (or any other PCI slot for that matter) is faulty - a PCI video card generally will solve the problem and give you a video output.

    Let me know how you get on with the operating system reinstallation. :)

  • Ricky Burgin
    Ricky Burgin Sep 07, 2007

    It's difficult to say, but it's likely if you've tried 2 graphics cards and they haven't worked, it's an interface problem on the motherboard.

    In any case, it's always trial and error to find a solution - you'll need to try the graphics cards out on another compatible motherboard to see if they've fried or not. If you can do this and find they're ok - then it's an interface problem on your motherboard.

    Or quite possible a simple setting in the motherboard BIOS disabling the AGP or PCI-E feature on the motherboard, that's definitly worth checking for, perhaps before you go ahead and do anything else I just mentioned.

    And I'm around reasonably often.

    You're welcome.

  • Ricky Burgin
    Ricky Burgin Sep 14, 2007

    It'll be your motherboard or memory at fault.



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