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Motherboard detects nothing

Building new computer.  Everything set to factory settings.  Powered by 600 watt power supply.  Motherboard comes on, fans come on, DVD comes on if not plugged into motherboard only power, floppy light comes on.  Monitor remains in power saver mode, no keyboard lights, no mouse light.  I have been swapping out keyboards, mice and monitors all day.  Moved monitor from onboard to pci and back again - no luck.  Can't get into the bios because I can't see the screen.  I don't have a PCI express video card handy but have tried a PCI video card.  I am at a loss.  Any ideas? Other than go back to an AMD board? I have built dozens of AMD's; this is the first using Intel.

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  • anniegms Oct 21, 2007

    The only problem is, I only have one Intel computer/processor.  All 3 others are AMD.  May be easier to take it to my friend who has a bench and let him get it up and running.  He has a shop so am sure he probably has a spare processor to swap out and upgrade the bios.  Thanks for trying!

  • subra_manian Sep 12, 2008

    I have a PC with ASUS P5GD! - VM motherboard with 1 Gb Memory along with 120 GB HDD and DVD drive. Few hoursa after I switched off the pc, I switched on the PC too find the pc is not working. Only The onboard light in the mother board is on. Fan of SMPS not running. What can be the problem ?



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Anniegms, I had the same problem with a new Asus board running a Dual Core Duo Quad processor. The boards BIOS was not updated to handle the Dual Core Duo yet. I had to switch processors to a P4. Use a different PC to make a BIOS update disk. Update the BIOS and switch processors back. But I had all the same symptoms of yours. However I did/do have a PCI-E XFX Fatality (Nvida) based graphics card. I would check or swap processors, it sounds like the board is waking up but not the processor. Just my thoughts.... PCdok


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