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CPU - Problem I think!?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Gabriel, 7 May 2006.

  1. Gabriel

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 29

    ok so here is the thing, had a computer running

    ASROCK Motherboard Skt A
    AMD Athlon 2400 +
    1 GB RAM
    NVIDIA Geforce FX 5600
    80 GB Hard drive...
    400W PSU

    problem is this, it was working fine then all of a sudden it just stopped booting up, turns on power light comes on, HDD light stays on and my monitor says no signal been received. also the mouse does not light up (laser on bottom) no beeps from motherboard and the computer does not boot.

    Tried -

    Unplugging all ATA devices and letting it boot
    using the onboard graphics
    Unplugging ram (this caused the contiuous beep Showing that no ram was present)



    after this I think the only possible thing it could be is the processor, any ideas ?
     
    Last edited: 7 May 2006
  2. Gaverick

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2006

    Posts: 2,173

    Location: Seaham, Co. Durham

    Ah the joys of ASROCK socket A motherboards, happened to me back when i had one. The only way i found to fix it was:

    1) Put clear bios jumper into clear position and hold power button in until it switches itself off, then put bios clear jumper back to normal

    2) Unplug PSU and take out battery on motherboard, then hold in power button until all power is drained from PSU capacitors

    3) After about 5 mins with no power put the battery back in and replug PSU. Hopefully it's problem solved. If not then must be something more serious

    I was in your position also, and just by luck and desperation discovered the above routine. Everytime i unplugged my PC from the mains i had to do this to get it working again. Thankfully i am no longer stuck with that motherboard, gave it a good kicking once i bought my new pc.
     
  3. Gabriel

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    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 29

    I have actually bought a brand new Motherboard, unfortunatly only could find an asrock one ..... lol and it's doing the same thing
     
  4. tedaC

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Apr 2006

    Posts: 659

    There is a similar problem with the dell GX270's and it is caused by some of the capacitors on the motherboard have buldged or burst. Probably not the same problem but maybe worth looking at the top of your capacitors and making sure they are all alright
     
  5. Gabriel

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    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 29

    Will do, keep the ideas coming though guys please
     
  6. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 27,745

    Location: Rutland

    You've tried all the components in the original mobo and the replacement?
     
  7. Gabriel

    Associate

    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 29

    yea
     
  8. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 27,745

    Location: Rutland

    Could well be a dead CPU then, can you test it in someone who has a socket A setup?

    Take the battery out of your mobo overnight, put it back in, clear CMOS for a minute, then turn on PSU and power up, see if that does the trick.