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Asus K8V Motherboard Dead

Q: Asus K8V Motherboard Dead

Asus K8V AMD Athlon 64
Seagate 200GB HD
2 - 512mb PC3200DDR
400 watt ATX Power Supplly
Windows XP

I tried to update the bios using ASUS EZ Flash update, followed user manual to download update to floppy, it read floppy, started erasing, and then failed to flash, then it did nothing. I tried to recover the bios using crashfree bios 2, i inserted my motherboard cd nothing happens, my monitor has no power from motherboard, screen is black. Can anyone help me i am a newbie, probably should not have done this.

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A: Asus K8V Motherboard Dead

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

As far as I am aware there are only two possible solutions to your problem.

1 Ask the manufacturer of your mobo if they would be willing to supply you with a new bios chip.

2 Get a new mobo.

I`m sorry that I can`t give you any good news but there it is.

Regards and good luck Howard
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A:Mass Storage Controller Driver for Asus motherboard P4R800-VM motherboard for XP Re-installation

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A:Asus A8N Sli Deluxe Dead board

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A:ASUS K50IJ notebook problem dead or not?

Can you get into the BIOS settings?
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A:Dead motherboard?

Except for the infernal eMachines, Packard Bell, and Sony desktops, It is actually quite rare for a motherboard to fail, unless you have been using it as a gamer, with a lot of resultant heat.
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A:Dead MotherBoard

Be sure you know the cause of the failure. EVGA boards have been very good for us. Despite your 700 watt power supply, some brands have been known to cause failures of motherboards. It is difficult to comment futher without knowning which CPU you intend to use. We recommend ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel, FoxConn, MSI, BIOStar, and MSI for reliability and long life.
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A:Dead Motherboard(s)?

Sounds to me like all the ram is NG. First of all the cheap ram is most likely high density ram which works on very few pc's and that is not how you add ram to a pc anyway. It is also possible that the cpu is NG. If the mobo went it could have taken cpu with it as cheap ECS boards usually do.
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A:Is my motherboard dead

Well, you need to rule out some more things. Could be memory, processor, could be your shorting it out in the case (try it outside the case on cardboard or something)...
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Exactly what jumpers are you moving? Did the problem start after you moved the jumpers? When did the problem start - after what occurrence?

Do you have a make and model of the board...?

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A:Motherboard dead?

If the Intel BIOS has a beep code for CPU only then I'd say yes. I thought Award based BIOS's were the only ones that had a CPU only beep response.

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Did you ever get this resolved?
There are a few more options in this guide:
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A:How do you know if it is a dead motherboard?

mike081682 said:

Hello my friends,

my friend gave me a old CPU but he say that the problem is only PSU, so I buy new one. the problem is I can boot from 4-5 seconds after that it turns off. any one help me to where is the problem? thank youClick to expand...

The CPU is a specific component within the computer, its no bigger than a cell phone.

What reasoning did your friend give, for thinking it was the PSU?
Have you tried trouble shooting the issue on your own yet? If so what have you tried?
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May be it's a bios issue. When you press the power button, your motherboard power up but if there is nothing in the bios, what action will it take? May be its a bios issue?
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A:Dead Motherboard?

xvv99 said:

Hi, I have a 1 yr old emachines et1161-05 running windows 7. Currently it is totally dead. No response when power button is pushed. No clicks, No whirs, No lights. Nothing. Power supply has been tested as OK. Is it a dead motherboard? bios? battery? CPU?
thanksClick to expand...

How did you test the Power Supply?
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I need a little more info...when you say a fan comes on, do you mean the Power Supply fan, or the CPU fan? Same thing with the light which light?
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A:Is motherboard dead or not?

most laptops will run without the battery - does it work with just the adapter plugged in and the battery out

it maybe a problem with the charger
Do you have a volt meter at all (Multimeter) this will read the output from the charger to ensure thats working

The motherboard maybe faulty and not charging the battery - in which case , the message would be faulty motherboard, not economic to repair
But he may just have put dead

Have you spoken to the repair shop and asked what was wrong and why they think the motherboard is dead ?
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A:Dead motherboard?

Have you changed the settings in BIOS to tell the BIOS to POST using the on-board graphics?

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A:dead motherboard?

Try to post in a barebones configuration by removing all addin cards, video card, disk drv signal cables to MB. Disconnect the mouse and keyboard, all pwr connectors to ur disk drv's too. Boot the pc with just the MB, CPU, and Ram installed. See if it will post and beep. Shouldn't be a single short beep cuz u'll be gettin a kybrd error beep signal, or somethin. If it doesn't post at all the only way to determine if it is MB at this point is if u know ur cpu and ram are good. If u don't u'll hav to test cpu and ram in another MB.
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Old psu: silencer 910watt

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1. Tested a gpu that uses no psu power, pc boots normal, Purchased new card that needs psu power ,same issue pc won't boot.

2. Purchased new PSU still same issue.

3.Removed ram and checked 1 by 1 then replaced in different orders and one by one no difference .

4. Reset cmos battery. No luck.

5.Disconnected other components one by one hoping for beep.. No luck..

Question: has the motherboard gone? And if so would it still boot up normal with a non psu based gpu...!?!?


A:Is my motherboard dead?

I'd think of an issue with the two PSUs that you've tried, since it was working normally with the one that is non PSU based. Check on compatibility issues on those.
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A:Is my motherboard dead?

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A:Is My Motherboard dead?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I`m afraid it does sound like your mobo is fried. It`s not uncommon for a psu to fail and take the mobo with it.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Is my motherboard dead?

Could be the motherboard or the power supply. You might want to try replacing the power supply first (it's cheaper). If the computer still isn't working, then it's probably safe to assume that the motherboard is shot.
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A:How to tell if motherboard is dead?

It is getting power, so its not the supply?Click to expand...

Incorrect. The pw supply has three different voltages or rails. You can have one fail and the others work just fine. The very first thing you do with a no post system is to swap in a known good pw supply. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect the atx, aux, and video pw [if used] and hit the ON button. If the board completes post, you now know the nature of the problem. If it does not post with a known good pw supply, then you have to swap parts with known good units; ie mb, cpu, ram.

One other thing. Known good does NOT mean new; it means a unit pulled from a working system that you know works. A new pw supply can be DOA just like any new part and that will really mess up your troubleshooting.
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A:Motherboard dead?

The only way to be a 100% sure is to have it tested by a computer repair shop.

You didn't post any model numbers so we don't even have a clue as to what you have or if the motherboard is good or not.
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A:Dead Motherboard?

Can you open your computer without touching anything and take a look? if you see any damaged capacitors or circuits, you can google for bad capacitors pictures to compare them... capacitors must be plain and silver on top, not inflated or ... i dont know the word... no spots or liquid or burn look over them... it happened to me some time ago that an electricity cut damaged some of them (though mine were hidden under micro´s slot) and my mother stopped responding... maybe some technic person would be better to check it out
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A:Dead Motherboard?

may well be your the Grim Reaper...LOL, but it's more than likely something a little easier than that.
You've made sure to streamline the process by running nothing but exactly what the needs? You've cleared your bios, and setup your boot process? If the system has been sitting around doing nothing for a long time - you've checked that the CMOS battery itself is up to par. You've swapped it out for a new one? You've checked on line for a manual for jumper settings on the board? You've checked the boards to make sure there are no leaking parts?
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A:Dead motherboard or cpu??

Seems like a difficult problem to diagnose easily. Can you describe the "lagging" in more detail? What were you running when the lagging occurs?

As far as CPU vs. motherboard, if your CPU is dead, then the motherboard won't POST. However, if certain things are wrong with the motherboard, then it will cause the computer to cease to POST as well. The easiest way I can think of is to find another CPU that is compatible with your motherboard and to test your computer with that CPU installed. If it boots, then it was your CPU; if not, then it wasn't your CPU, though it might also not be your motherboard.

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A:Is it my PSU or my motherboard that is dead?

I would go with a bad motherboard, but one of the PCI cards like a NIC or modem might have failed... even the video card can cause this
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A:Dead Motherboard

System specs? also, make sure your motherboard wasnt somehow shocked with static electricity. That could be the problem.
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A:Dead Motherboard or Virus?

Hi welcome to the forum.

Did you try booting into safemode? by tapping F8 right after pc is turned on.

What happens in safemode?
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Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
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