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#1 advcomps

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:19 PM

bought a MSI 7207 off craigslist last week

yesterday it would post and beep, today, nothing

the fan runs, but no beep no video, even with no RAM - ideas?

tried clearing the CMOS with the jumper, no joy...
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:57 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Sorry to hear your new toy is already acting up on you.

I am going to point you in the direction of some support and trouble-shooting charts.

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=html&...=service_bootup

http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=service

The number 7207 is not coming up with a specific MSI product.

Can you be a little bit more specific with your computers model number, you may have to search the motherboard near the RAM slots for a model number.

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:54 PM

MrBruce I did some searching and I believe (could be wrong) but I do believe that this is the motherboard he has, it seems to have 2 model numbers.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:07 AM

MrBruce I did some searching and I believe (could be wrong) but I do believe that this is the motherboard he has, it seems to have 2 model numbers.



yes, this is the MB that I have

I dont know what the flowchart means about MB not touching chassis.
It is toughing the chasis where the screws connect it, but that's it.

I have cleared the CMOS

I have reseated the CPU with new themal grease

The CPU and case fan run properly

I have no devices connected

I have tried no memory and known good memory (no beeps at all)

there is a built in vid card and the LED on the monitor never changes from orange to green (no video)

I have tried several known good power supplies

Is there a way to tell if the problem is with the MB or CPU?
These CPUs (Athlon 64 3400) cost about $25 on ebay.


thanks bruce and patriot
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:33 AM

MrBruce I did some searching and I believe (could be wrong) but I do believe that this is the motherboard he has, it seems to have 2 model numbers.

Thank you the_patriot09, that is the same page I came up with originally too, but wasn't 100% sure I had the correct response to my quarry.

So that was a big help and I want to thank you for the time you took to post that link for me. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:45 AM

advcomps the flow chart question you asked me about above is indicating that you make sure your motherboard is not shorting out to the computer case in locations it is not supposed to be making contact.

Sometimes the stand offs as they are called that keep the motherboard a 1/4 inch above the computer case can make contact with circuit traces that are close by, that are not intended to make contact with chassis ground.

Also the brackets on expansion cards can sometimes make contact with the motherboard near the bottom, the end opposite of the hold down bracket or lock down screw.

Make sure if you have any expansion cards, that the lower end of the bracket is locked into the slot at the bottom and its not making contact with the motherboard.

The brackets have a tongue at the opposite end of where the screw hole is, this tongue should be locked into the bottom end of the expansion card slot.

Hopefully this post has cleared that question up for you.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:16 AM

thanks bruce

I think that this MB is a lost cause

i dont have any expansion cards plugged in and
I will test the MB outside of the case (on a wooden table)

new information:
IDE or SATA drives connected to this MB are powering up, but there is no
read head travel. the HD light on front panel is connected, but wont flash

the power light on the front panel does work

the only thing that I may have one wrong is put the battery in backwards

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I have cleared the CMOS

I have reseated the CPU with new themal grease

The CPU and case fan run properly

I have no devices connected

I have tried no memory and known good memory (no beeps at all)

there is a built in vid card and the LED on the monitor never changes from orange to green (no video)

I have tried several known good power supplies

Is there a way to tell if the problem is with the MB or CPU?
These CPUs (Athlon 64 3400) cost about $25 on ebay.

thanks so much four your help
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:37 AM

Make sure you have the LED for hard drive plugged in correctly, those connectors can be plugged in either way, make sure you observe the + and - on the motherboard and the plugs red wire should be to the + on the hard drive LED connector.

I am not sure of the history of this motherboard and it appears since you got it through craigslist neither are you.

Only the previous owner knows this history.

Did they include any history on the web site or indicate that the motherboard had any previous problems?

Since I have not seen the reference to this motherboard by its previous owner I can not make a conclusion for you.

Did you purchase this motherboard?

Have you tried contacting the seller to ask why they offered this motherboard in the first place?

Perhaps they had issues with it and got rid of it.

It is also not clear to me if this is a new unused motherboard or a used one, the owner had problems with and tried to recoup their losses by selling it or dumping their problem on someone else.

So it is hard for me to make any reasonable assessment without knowing more about the history of this motherboard.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:49 PM

yea Bruce, I have no reliable history on this MB

I bought it on craigslist from a goy who claimed that it was a working pull

he seemed honest at the tim,e, but I cant even find his number now

I have already decided to ditch this board and keep the processor

in my work i come across used motherboards occasionally

thanks againfor your help

ill check in occasionally and try to help some other people
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:51 PM

Is there a way to tell if the problem is with the MB or CPU?
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:51 PM

Have you tried a different video card by any chance? and the best way to tell between motherboard and CPU is to put the CPU into another computer. HOWEVER if thats not possibly, and your 100% sure its one of those 2, I would put my money on the motherboard, motherboards have a far higher failure rate then CPUs (for crying out loud I still have some of those old 133 mhz pentium and celerons laying around that still function) and in my experience, MSI motherboards have a higher failure rate then other motherboards.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 01:12 PM

(for crying out loud I still have some of those old 133 mhz pentium and celerons laying around that still function) .


You want mine? LOL I just threw a bunch of those out in the recycle pile not long ago.

I also have some processors left that are 60 MHz LOL, but no motherboards handy that use those. So my friend you are certainly right about that one.

Oh and about those old memory sticks LOL, I have anything you need! And to think back in the day, 8 MB memory sticks were like $200.00 USD each! :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:39 PM

yea, CPUs outlast MBs bigtime

i dont have another MB to test this CPU with yet, but it wont be long

i use my old MBs for wall decoration and old CPUs for basic hardware explainations to customers

thenks so much fore your help guys....


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Posted 11 September 2010 - 09:09 PM

LOL Okay no problem and I like the idea of the MB wall decorations, makes for a great conversation piece I'm sure.

Kind regards as always and good luck!

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