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System won't power on even to bios


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#1 db600

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

I have an AMD Athalon64x2 3800+ on Gigabyte MA785G-UD3H motherboard and Win XP Home. The system worked OK yesterday and this AM will not power up even to the bios. It does present the Gigabyte page but does not allow me to chose bios, setup, boot menu, etc,  seems to freeze just before this. There is one beep as it starts to power on then nothing. The monitor is on. I have unplugged all extra cables and even removed the wireless keyboard/mouse for wired versions. I have tried to load a floppy with Memtest - won't load. Tried the Gigabyte  initial CD -  no load. I believe that there may have been a  MS update last night(there was for Win7) and I assume an auto reboot if there were updates. I use MS Security Suite as regular virus protection and often run Malwarebytes and have not seen any warnings or actions lately.

What can I do now????

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#2 Zen Seeker

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

I'm not sure what you mean by Gigabyte page but assume it's a cmos/bios logo.

 

You can go here to see if any of the beep codes match your issue for the MB.  "http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm"

 

It sound like your power supply is still working and that you are able to open and close CD/DVD drives. So if your lucky it's just RAM or a PCI card that needs to be reseated. Hopefully your MB isn't damaged or dying.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:20 AM

After removing every thing that could be removed including video card, keyboard, mouse, optical drives, memory and hard drive, then putting them back in one at a time I was able to track it down to one of the optical drives. Removed that drive and AOK.



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

Glad you got it figured out.  I posted here last night about midnight, but for whatever reason....no post shows up.  To be fair, it would not have been much help anyway.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 09:09 PM

After removing every thing that could be removed including video card, keyboard, mouse, optical drives, memory and hard drive, then putting them back in one at a time I was able to track it down to one of the optical drives. Removed that drive and AOK.

Excellent! Best of luck to you.

 

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