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Old October 25, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Default [RESOLVED!] Boot up problems, after using it for 2 years.....

Asus p5q-e mobo
650w Corsair PSU
Mushkin 4gb Redline Ram
Nvidia 9800gtx
Core2Duo 3.0ghz Processor
Win7 Ultimate 64bit


Recently.. as in as of last night. My computer won't boot up. I've been using it for.. like at least a year and a half now, and it was working perfectly through and through. Now it won't boot up at all.
NO HARDWARE HAS BEEN CHANGED.

I put my computer to sleep, and it wouldn't recover, like pressing buttons on the mouse and keyboard, nothing. So I held the power button down to force it to shut down, after I tried turning it on again, and it just wouldn't boot.

When I turn my computer on this is what I get.
1. No HDD light flashing after powering on, the HDD spins but seems to get nothing. I tried a different HDD that boots XP from my other computer. No dice.
2. All fans are going, all the components light up.
3. Can't get into BIOS, nothing boots, just a blank screen and all the components are seemingly powered.
4. PSU fan is working, and I think everything is getting power.
5. Tried booting w/ Win7 Ultimate disc inside... spun around for a bit and failed.

Does anyone have any idea what's going on with my computer?

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Old October 25, 2010, 01:40 AM
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hmm..when you power it on, do the fans go all out and stay that way or they churn down after a few secs?

just in case check if the vga cable got lose, or something

start pulling and replacing stuff that you can replace with, like ram, gpu, reseat all. if nothing, take it out and power it on bare, on your desk.
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Old October 25, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Sounds like a dead videocard ... Are there any beeps from the mobo?
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Old October 25, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Unplug it from the wall, wait half an hour, try again.
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Old October 25, 2010, 02:13 PM
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I dont have many parts to replace :(
My other computer is quite dated.

No beeps
No sounds
Keyboard doesn't light up

Turned off psu and restart.= boot up no sound fans going fails, turns itself off and restarts.
Every start after that = fans going no sound stays on forever..

Will a computer start normally without a videocard? Ie. Everything okay without dislay?

Thanks for your input so far
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Old October 25, 2010, 02:25 PM
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hmm...take it out put it together on thine table, swap ram sticks.

what gpu do you have in your other pc..perhaps a pci one? :)
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Old October 25, 2010, 02:26 PM
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First, just incase you didnt mention it, remove any/all non essential equipment. Get the thing to POST if you can. This means disconnect all HDD's, DVDroms, add-in cards (sound, network, etc), one stick of ram, etc. See if it posts. If it posts, start adding components back in one-by-one until it does the same thing again, when it stops POSTing, you have isolated the bad component. Replace it.

If after removing every non essential components it still does not post, pull the GPU and see if you get a BIOS error beep saying "no GPU detected", if no bios beep (assuming your MOBO has an onboard speaker), I would suspect one of two things, a bad PS or a bad mobo/CPU. Power supply is the easiest to test/troubleshoot (borrow a buddies).

Let us know how you make out!
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Old October 25, 2010, 03:01 PM
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swap out the cpu if bare parts fail to boot
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Old October 25, 2010, 03:30 PM
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Did you check the wall plug with something else to make sure it's getting current. Then double check power cord.
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Old October 25, 2010, 05:55 PM
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