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Faulty Motherboard? Asus P5rd1-v


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#1 endemic

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:23 PM

First i would like to clarify what my pc spec's are and what i use it for.
Motherboard - ASUS P5RD1-V
CPU - Intel Pentium 4 3.2Ghz
RAM - Cosair ValueseLcT 2x512MB DDR400
GPU - ATi Radeon X800 XL
Hard Drive - Western Digital 160.0GB (WD1600JSRTL)

PC Use - Gaming, Photo editing, Music/Video

Bootup is blank -

Abought 10 days ago i woke up to turn on my PC and there was no display on the screen. So by using common trail and error i removed part by part ( hard drive, then 1 ram stick, different video card..)Even cleared the CMOS. Did not work, then i disasembled it all the way to removing the motherboard from the case. Going through checcking for somthing that can be shorting it out or a screw placed wrong etc. Found nothing that seemed to be wrong.

After all that i put it all back together and tried to boot up again. It worked. Everything went fine up to abought 2 days ago.

I on the PC playing a game and the screen went black, the pc still runing.. But NO sound NO display NO response. I shutdown the pc and turned it back on, no display. Also i noticed that normaly my video card's fan would be spinning fast and loud on bootup for abought 3 seconds then go back to normal, wich is normal according to ATi.

But when i turn on now the PC the video card just stays loud and i get no display.

I tired 2 different monitors, and 3 different video cards. All the stame result, no display.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 09:47 AM

Try this procedure and let us know where it fails (this will help us figure out what the culprit is):

Instructions

  • Test your memory with this free utility: MemTest86 Let it run for at least 2 hours (overnight is better).
    This will ensure that your memory is error free and isn't the source of the problem.

  • If Windows is still running, run this free, online test: Windows Live Scanner
    This will ensure that you're malware free, will clean your registry, will delete your Temp files, and will defragment your hard drive.

  • Then check the SMART status of your hard drive using this free utility: SpeedFan
    This will ensure that your hard drive isn't the source of the problem (due to an impending failure). If Windows isn't running, you'll still need it - so download it anyway.

  • Unplug the system from the wall, and ensure that you remain grounded to the metal chassis throughout the procedure. Then, remove everything from the system leaving only these components:

    Case (and remove it if you've got a non-conductive mat you can use for testing (and no kids or cats to get into it).
    PSU (Power Supply Unit)
    CPU, cooler and fan
    1 stick of RAM (presumed to be good since you ran the MemTest86 utility in Step 1)
    Video card
    monitor
    keyboard
    floppy drive OR CD drive (not both)

  • On the very first boot, disable any onboard devices (like the USB ports) in the system BIOS.

  • At some point (if this is a hardware failure) you'll find the error is caused by a particular piece of hardware. While this is most likely the cause of your problems - please remember that it can be a combination of things that have caused this. As such, a single device replacement won't necessarily fix the problem.

    So, on to the troubleshooting! Just follow these steps until you get the error. Then do it again to double check. Then replace the device that caused it and all should be well with the system (see caveats above).

    - Try and boot from a DOS floppy.
    - If it works, then add the mouse and try again.
    - If that works, then add the hard drive and try again.
    - If that works, then start trying to get Windows to load.

    Once Windows is up, use this free utility to check the SMART status of your hard drive: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

    Generally, this sequence should at least allow your system to boot up. If not, post what you've done on the forums and someone will be able to help you isolate the problem.

    Once that's done, start by enabling the onboard devices (one at a time). Check for the error and then enable the next one.

    After all the onboard devices are done, then start with the devices that plug into the mobo inside of the case. Do these one at a time also.

    Then start plugging in the external devices, one by one, until they're all in.

  • So, you've found the bad device and have replaced it. Either this makes the problem go away or it doesn't. If it fixed it, great! If not, let's start the troubleshooting all over and try it again. Since the case is stripped, the easiest thing is to run through this hardware troubleshooter again.


Edited by usasma, 14 November 2006 - 09:48 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 04:22 PM

Maybe i wasn't being clear, I get NO display. No BIOS No Windows. The monitor stays blank the whole time. I would try to test the RAM with memtest with anouther PC but i dont have any other motherboards that support the mmeory type.

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Posted 15 November 2006 - 02:23 PM

IF your not receiving any types of beeps when powering up, and youve exhausted all your options, its time to contact asus for their input. I had the same issue with a biostar board. They agreed to replace it, it was still under warrenty however.

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Posted 16 November 2006 - 08:46 PM

If this still happens after you strip everything out (as in Step 4 of my suggestions) then you've eliminated everything but those components as the problem.

In my experience, the most likely of the remaining components to fail is the video card, followed closely by a tie between the PSU and motherboard.
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