Racer's Lounge - Computer won't do boot up...
06-02-2011, 09:47 PM
So my gf claims it was fine when she went to eat then came back to it & it would not come back on.
It turns on, but does nothing. I get absolutely nothing on the monitor. I swapped monitors to rule that out.
I know its not booting to windows b/c I do not get the standard audio when windows boots.
I reset the PC 50 times, I removed & reinserted the video card, etc. Still nothing. :bang:
06-02-2011, 09:51 PM
mother board bad, power supply, ram, throw it outthe window.
06-02-2011, 09:53 PM
Thanks, that is helpful
06-02-2011, 10:00 PM
Im sure the mother board bad, it happent to me, end up buy new computer.
06-02-2011, 10:10 PM
You say MB another person says theirs did this & it was PS...
06-02-2011, 10:19 PM
did you reset the bios/cmos?
06-02-2011, 10:32 PM
Again, I get NOTHING on screen.
06-02-2011, 10:33 PM
Did you connect the little speaker in the tower, so you can get beep codes?
If you don't have any beeps and the HDD won't spin up, it's probably either:
-Mainboard and/or CPU
06-02-2011, 10:40 PM
It wont be your power supply, cpu, or cmos/bios. Does the unit usually beep right when you turn it on before it broke? if so take out the memory (should be 2-4 slots with sticks in them), turn the unit back on, if it gives you beeping error then its bad memory, if it does nothing its your motherboard. Make sure you are grounded when doing this you could further damage something. PM me if you have questions bro
I am A+ certified IT tech and going to school for IT and been working as a tech for 4 years now fyi.
06-02-2011, 10:45 PM
How can you know it's not the power supply or CPU? When my CPU died, I had the same problem as the op.
06-02-2011, 11:22 PM
no post at all? try taking out the cmos battery for a few minutes. then put it back in and start it up. if theres a bios error that will clear it. you also could have a bad stick of ram. if its the video card itself you could switch to the onboard video out if you have it.
06-03-2011, 01:10 AM
you know, you still have that 56k pci card thing ? you dont know how many time this happent to me, pc wont turn on cause of that card, try take that pci card off and try turn on the computer again.
But my heart is head to power supply or mother board. if you have used power supply you can test it out.
06-03-2011, 01:57 AM
Could be tons of issues. Most likely it's the motherboard though. If it was the PSU it wouldn't power on at all. As CamaroSS27 said first remove the RAM if you hear beeps the RAM is bad, but if the RAM was bad you would see BIOS. If you got a discrete video card pull it out and connect the monitor to the IGP, you'll need to reset BIOS too (pull out the battery on the motherboard then put it back in). If you still don't see anything your motherboard went bad.
06-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Most likely your ram dude, how many ram modules do u have?
06-03-2011, 11:35 AM
I had a similar issue when my video card died. You can try putting the video card into a different slot (if available) to see if the slot is bad or if the card is. If you are dealing with a situation where you have onboard graphics as well as the video card, try plugging the monitor into the onboard port to see if you get video when it boots. If you don't have onboard as well as the video card, or you only have onboard, then the motherboard is dying. Not a very costly repair if you know how to replace one and which one to get.
EDIT - I missed a key word in your first post. I thought you said it was making the boot noises, but you said it was NOT. Critical oversight on my part. As stated above, pull the RAM to see if it posts (beeps). If nothing, the board is shot. If it posts, get new RAM.