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Main Fan powers on to max speed, but the computer won't boot, not even to BIOS


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#1 Schnitzelheimer

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

Using an IBM ThinkCentre M51 which up until now has been just fine. I tried to power it on today after about a week of it sitting around only to find the fan (BTX mobo so just one big fan) running at max speed with no other response from the computer. It has a PC speaker which is making absolutely no noise. The only other response is from the HDD, which is brand new and awaiting an OS installation. It spins up but does nothing, obviously from the lack of anything on it. I've looked at all the capacitors and as far as I can tell they're all looking just fine, with no bulging or leakage. Switching out the PSU also has no effect, nor does reseating the RAM in any of the four slots onboard.

Mobo Model/Serial No. is IBM 29R8260

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:14 PM

Can you boot from a  disk or thumb drive?

What response do you get with no RAM installed?

Do you have an operational HDD with an OS available for testing?

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:32 PM

Once apon atime I had the same problem you are having. I replaced the thermal paste on the cpu and heat sink and that cured that issue. That was three years ago, I'm using that same machine this very minute. Yep this is a BTX board as well. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:46 AM

Can you boot from a  disk or thumb drive?
What response do you get with no RAM installed?
Do you have an operational HDD with an OS available for testing?
 
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I'll try running with no RAM to see what happens. There's no booting from any sources and no hard drive with any OS.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:27 PM

YoU can't do anything with no RAM, save for perhaps a beep code that indicates "no ram". So install at least a single stick in required first slot. (mainboard manual/website will tell you which slot to populate first)


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