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Boot Problem

Deano

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#1
I have a problem when booting my pc and was wondering if anyone knew what it can be.

when I boot my pc it will not turn the monitor on,the fans and lights on the motherboard are working but no front power light or hd activity.

to get it to work so far i have set the jumper to clear the bios waited 30 minutes then switched jumper back then turned pc on and all worked fine.

i have tried waiting 5 minutes with the same thing but to no success.
When i shut the pc down and turn it back on again it doesnt work.

(a pc restart does work however) my system details are below

Processor (CPU)
AMD PHENOM™ X4 9500 (2.2GHz) 4 x 512K L2 Cache (Socket AM2+)
Memory (RAM)
2GB CORSAIR DDR2 667MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)
Motherboard
ASUS M3A: AM2+, DUAL DDR II, S-ATA II, 3 PCI, 2 PCI-E
Operating System
Windows Vista
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
80GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st CD/DVD Drive
20x Dual Layer LightScribe DVD Writer ±R/±RW/RAM
Graphics Card
512MB GEFORCE 8400GS PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT
Sound Card
8 Channel Realtek ALC883 High Definition Audio


Any help would be appreciated
 
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Wolfeymole

#5
They?
Who's they?
If you procured the pc from a reputable supplier and it is not working then send it back.
Why are you messing about with bios jumper settings Deano?
 

Deano

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#6
Because i hate waiting for things to be done if i dont find a fix i will send it back (I have checked all cables and stuff are all seated correctly)
Just seems like a weird problem that no one has had before
 

Seth

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Location
Canada
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#7
If you have to keep clearing the bios to get the computer to turn on, then it's most likely the bios is having a problem with a component, or the motherboard is defective.

Try one ram stick at a time, and If the mobo has onboard video, then remove the video card and try the onboard video. If that doesn't work, check for a bios update on the motherboard's site.
 

Deano

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#8
Ok I turned the pc off last night and it would not boot back up again.

Came and turned it on today worked first time how strange.(without playing with jumper settings.

tried 1 stick of ram to no joy.
there is only 1 gfx card (no onboard card) and not got a spare to try.

any other ideas would be appreciated.
 

Seth

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#11
Are you hearing any fan noise now when it doesn't boot up? Does anything now appear on the screen?
 

Deano

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#12
its the same as it was before Seth i have tried everything that has been suggested. It's just strange that it will not reboot straight after I shut down i have to wait at least 30 minutes before i can turn it on again.

Yes fans are working everywhere motherboard light is green i am lost to the reason behind it.
 

Seth

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#13
Unfortunately, at this point it's a matter of swapping out/removing components to find the culprit. Since you have no extra components, then you have no choice but to call whoever sold you the computer.
 

Deano

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#14
ok thanks for all the help but i don't want to have to remove stuff cuz it voids the warranty and if its a major problem i don't want to spend more money.

Thanks again:) (PC will work again after being off for 15 minutes. not tried waiting more than 3 minutes and less than 15, will try 10 minute wait later lol
 
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Wolfeymole

#15
Seth is not asking you to remove anything Deano.
Just send it back in the condition that it came in.
 

Deano

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Apr 12, 2008
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#16
OK just to let everyone know thats I have fixed the pc it now works without any problems.

I called the place where i got it from and they said i am allowed to remove the inards without voiding the warranty.

The GFX card was the fault of the problem when i re-inserted it it booted first time i did a few shutdowns and restarts without a problem.

Thank You for all the help that has been provided.