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Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard?

Q: Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard?

I just put together a computer and it won t work After connecting everything to the computer and i tried to turn it on it would turn on the power LED for or boot, motherboard? won't Computer faulty CPU about second then turn off I can see the power supply fan start to turn but then it just stops when the LED goes Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard? out I have disconnected the fans memory HDD DVD drive the only thing connected is the processor and power and it did the same thing I have tested the power supply with a power supply tester and that shows up to be Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard? just fine when I take out the processor the light stays on just fine when i put the processor back in it does it again does this mean that the processor is dead or does it mean that there is a short or some kind of damage to the motherboard the motherboard is refurbished so maybe it s not in the best shape nbsp

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A: Computer won't boot, faulty CPU or motherboard?

what are you hardware specifications?

everyting, Cpu, motherboard, psu, gpu, ram,

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A:CD boot problem - faulty motherboard?

Could you please list which parts (model numbers processor type and speed etc, etc) comprise your computer or the make and model number if it's a Dell, HP, Gateway or such?
 

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Hi , 

With recent upgrade of Windows 10 upgrade, my computer XPS 2710 totally black out.  I have been told that mother board is gone and have to replace. With the replacement Mother Board , I think I am required to re-install the Windows 8  and I think it will ask for a Product key , since it is a replacement mother board. Please advise, with the faulty motherboard, forced to replace the Motherboard. how will be go with the reinstallation of Windows 8.   With so many details in the forum about the faulty motherboard of XPS 2710 just because of the Windows 10 upgrade. I am planning to fall back to Window 8 with the replacement mother board, pleaser advise.

Regards,
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any advice would be most appriciated.
Cheers
 

A:how can i tell if my motherboard is faulty or my cpu?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You did use standoffs when fitting the new mobo didn`t you?

Make sure that the mobo isn`t shorting against the case anywhere.

Is the heatsink properly connected, and did you use thermal paste?

Disconnect anything not required to boot your system.

Does the computer attempt to post?

Try booting with just the mobo/cpu/ram if you then get beeps, start adding the other components one at a time untill your system doesn`t try and post.

If this is a completely different mobo to your last one. You will need to run a Windows repair on your hard drive, because your hard drive will have all the drivers for your old mobo.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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The motherboard on my friends PC is completely gone, but the data on the hard disk is needed on a new one.

What's the best way to copy data off an old HDD when the new PC is set up?

All details, or pointers, much appreciated.
 

A:Faulty motherboard, but want to copy HDD

You can just take the old hard drive and hook it up inside the new computer, be sure to get the correct jumper settings. The old one is likely jumpered to Master, so if its not going on its own seperate IDE ribbon you'll need to set it to slave.

After that its just a matter of finding the files that you want copied over. There is a chance you will run into ownership issues and not have access to the directories in which the files are contained. If that is the case please read: How to solve ACCESS DENIED error when accessing data from different XP/2000 install.
 

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A:G500 Faulty Motherboard

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the failing motherboard.  I'm not an owner of your model, but if the laptop is out of warranty you can have it serviced anywhere for a motherboard replacement.  I am surprised the shop didn't quote you an estimate for repair.

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A:Faulty motherboard - Need to get data of HDD but with this ...

Protectsmart is not drive encryption it is an accelerometer that parks the drive head if the laptop is dropped. Should not affect the ability of the hard drive to be used as an external on another system. How are you trying to do this and what happens when you do?

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A:New Build Problems - Possible Faulty Motherboard or Something Else?

A BIOS update would be available on the Gigabyte website.
But IMO, RMAing the motherboard would be better in case you encounter further problems.
 

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A:Is my motherboard faulty after damaged my RAMs?

Althoug Time Consuming, the best method would be:

1) Remove All RAM from the system

2) Insert the 1st module in the very first DIMM slot.
Test & record the results.

3) Remove the module and set aside, and put in the next module
(Still in the very first DIMM slot and still only 1 RAM module)
Test & record the results.

4) Repeat until you have tested all RAM modules in the Motherboards first DIMM slot.

At this point you may have all of them Pass, Fail, or a combination of both.

keep things organized and recorded so you know which failed, or passed in that slot.

Move to DIMM slot 2, testing a single RAM module (repeating step 1 & 2)

Continue the process onto DIMM 3 and 4 etc.

This process will help you pinpoint if it is in fact a RAM issue, or a MOBO issue.

For example, if Module 2 fails in every slot, but Modules 1,3 & 4 pass .... Then Module 2 is likely defective.

If all 4 modules pass in say DIMM slot 1,2 & 4, YET Fail in DIMM slot 3 ... The RAM is fine, but the Motherboards DIMM slot 3 may be defective.

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A:Faulty Hard Disk Or Motherboard Beginning To Fail?

Have a look over here.
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A:Computer Freezes at Motherboard boot!

Do you still have the other video card? If so try to use that one. If it still has problems then it is your motherboard.

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A:Computer Won't Boot! Motherboard fried?

Capnbob said:

I donít know where to go from here. Click to expand...

You go to the beginning. If you don't have a power supply tester, take the tower into a shop and have the power supply tested, it only takes about 10 minutes.

Because it's only a few weeks old really doesn't mean much. I've seen power supply's defective out of the box brand new. Power supply's may last an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year or several years.

IF the unit you purchased was a COOLER MASTER eXtreme RP-500-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 this is a very low end power supply. IF this is the unit you have, and it tests bad look for a better quality unit.

Good quality power supply's to consider are PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, Zippy, Silverstone, Antec, Seasonic, Enermax, Thermaltake.
 

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A:Computer Won't Boot After Changing Motherboard

I've edited your post for profanity. Please be more careful in the future as this is a family friendly site.
 

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Clear CMOS and see if you can get into BIOS and make the necessary changes.

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Mate nice machine specs - but did the machine come with the install disk?

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Could you please upload all the helpful files using the above tutorial.

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RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Are all other HD's and peripherals unplugged during the attempted install?

Is this a disk you burned yourself? If so confirm ISO or download another, burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, then try bootable flash stick install using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

Run a Disk Check on all HD's and external HD's and flash sticks used on the PC.

Check the logs, System Resources, establish a Clean boot and other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hello ayuda, and welcome to Vista Forums.

No, you wouldn't be able to use the Windows 7 installation disc to do startup repair on Vista.

However, if you like, you can download an official Vista with SP1 ISO file here: Microsoft: Vista Direct Download Links, and use Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool to create a bootable installation DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO to do a startup repair with.

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A:Computer turns off during games (hardware not faulty)

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A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

Make sure the old cable is an 80 wire 40 pin. The empty controller in the newer computer may also need to be turned on in the bios.
 

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Did you recently install any windows updates? If so, their optional driver suggestions could have been crappy. I've seen issues where the wireless stops working if you download their optional drivers for it.

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

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A:Boot Problems, Motherboard? Boot Disk? MBR virus?

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You want to make a complete backup of all partitions. And use it in case of severe errors? Macrium reflect free is the way to go. Very flexible and free.

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A:New motherboard won't boot

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A:Help with a motherboard boot

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are you building a new computer or swapping motherboards?
 

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A:New motherboard will not boot

Do you have a 24 pin power supply? Do you have both the 24 pin and the seperate 4 pin power connection connected?

Its not a driver problem if the computer will not even POST.
 

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A:Motherboard will not boot

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE and read my post.

How do you know that the psu works?

Did you reformat the hard drive before you put it in this system?

Did you use thermal past when putting in the cpu and heatsink?

Did you use the standoffs for the mobo?

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:Motherboard won't boot

it would help if you posted the complete specs of your system. Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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A:Just replaced motherboard, now won't boot

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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A:Motherboard Boot Problem

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A:Windows won't boot. I think due to my motherboard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by acar25


NOTE: My motherboard has a small display that displays error codes. This also displays a "99"


Hi,

That's the Debug LED Panel. On pg. 2-23 of the motherboard manual, it lists the DEBUG LED messages, but I don't see a "99" listed.

I recommend resetting the BIOS to their defaults (pg. 3-19 and 3-20 of the manual) and see if the system will reboot.

Attachment 227521

Regards,
Golden

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Hi we ve moved house recently and the movers seem to have knocked something in one of my PCs and it just refuses to turn on now After the move and plugging it in it emitted long beeps with pauses which according to the Gigabyte motherboard means bad RAM I swapped the RAM and it Gigabyte boot won't motherboard still didn t work I unplugged everything leaving only the RAM and video card plugged in and it powered on the fans and hard drive but I still got the beeps I then removed the Gigabyte motherboard won't boot RAM and still got the beeps Changed to a different slot and still got beeps I tried a different power supply and still got beeps OK so I swapped the motherboard for another one I had lying around that is supposed to be working Now after I power this one on I get NO beeps at all This is with the RAM only this new motherboard has onboard video I have tried swapping the CPUs as well I bought a second hand AM processor Other things - no numlock lights on a keyboard if plugged in - I tried plugging in an enclosure open detection plug and still nothing AFAIK I have plugged in the motherboard header connectors properly Are they supposed to go in only one way It seems that no matter which direction I try them in the power still comes on I tried the speaker plug in different directions as well but still got no sound Do I HAVE to plug in a set of speakers with this motherboard I have tried clearing the CMOS by removing the battery for about a minute and putting it back in still nothing Also I have an ATX power supply with one of those detachable -pin type things I can choose to plug it in on the motherboard or not plug it in Should I plug it in I m not talking about the separate V -pin plug thingy Just for reference the motherboards are http www gigabyte com tw Products Motherboard Products Overview aspx ProductID They are both GA-M -S but one is plus I think and one is not I m not sure nbsp

A:Gigabyte motherboard won't boot

ok, your psu seems to be the only thing you haven't swapped out.
the 24-pin thing is the main connector that supplies power to your mobo so it DEFINITELY IS NEEDED. However your mobo may only have a 20-pin port, so assuming your psu has a 20-pin and a 4-pin attachment to give you the 24-pin option (for newer boards) then you should connect it.
The knock could well have damaged the ram slots though.
 

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I'm using an ASUS K8V-SE Deluxe motherboard with a 80GB HD as primary master. Then I have a CD-ROM set as secondary master and a floppy drive. My boot priority now is CD-ROM > Floppy > HD. I try to boot the system with a certified version of Windows XP Proffesional in the CD-ROM. I get this error message "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" What in the world could be causing this error?
 

A:Motherboard Boot PART II

You are pushing your luck

Closing this one too.
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=244109

PM or email me and plead your case with this magically certified version of XP that gives you the same message as the other thread.
 

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