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Old April 14, 2010, 10:43 AM
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I built this DFI Lanparty desktop in 2004. Just replaced the failed PSU. I took the opportunity to reseat the heat sink. I switched it on, the splash screen comes up, and beep once. Sounds good. But that all it does, the splash screen stays on, the CPU fans slows down a bit. I replaced the 3v battery, replaced the ram, but no boot. What could be causing this? Maybe I did a bad job with the HSF?

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Old April 14, 2010, 11:43 AM
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is it an operating system problem? maybe try to boot from a live linux distro
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Old April 14, 2010, 11:51 AM
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I cannot get to bios (hitting the delete key). It just shows the splash screen. Fans are spinning. Clearing cmos does not help.
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Old April 14, 2010, 12:15 PM
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take it appart on your table. if you cant swap with someone else,parts wise, forget about it.
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Old April 14, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Sounds like board might have croaked. Memtest if you can though. That's all I got :(
EDIT: Oh, you replaced the ram, sorry
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Old April 14, 2010, 02:00 PM
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I was in the process of taking it apart, and felt a small click on the power connector (the 20 pin). It turned out that it did not seat all the way in, I had to push hard. Now it boots.

Thanks for all your help.

Edit: it urned out that I forgot to attach power to the dvd drive which was the first boot drive.

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Old April 14, 2010, 02:50 PM
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ye ole cold boot problem? Disconnect any SATA drives, I forget the rest of the solution...
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