is my motherboard dead?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by celticfan11, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    my friends computer just one day randomally died.
    u hit the power button NO Beeps at all.. it dont post... no video.... the cpu an case fans spin thats all... Is that anyway to tell weather the CPU or hte MB is bad without swapping out parts cause i have no other parts to swap out.. its an xp 2200+ and a ga-7vrx MB its not grounding out i already tried running the comp out of the case... any suggestions??
     
  2. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    I'd say your cpu is dead just because the very same thing happened to my XP 2600+, but luckily I received a brand new one (even a Barton one !) thanks to RMA ;)

    I may be wrong, but that's what happened to me...
     
  3. celticfan11

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    well its my friends computer

    the CPU was OEM so there is no warrenty anymore :(

    but a dead cpu will cause this problem
    so will a dead mother board i dont want to guess which is broken
    is there anyway to difinitivelly tell which component is bad
     
  4. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Do the fans keep spinning or do then spin for a sec then shut off?
     
  5. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Remove the RAM, press the power on button, if you hear bips that's most probably because your motherboard is healthy and is telling you that you removed the RAM ;)

    Oem CPU ? It's 1 year warranty, no ? Mine was an oem and was replaced... Is you friend's CPU more than 1 year old ? If that's the case, I'm sorry for him :(

    But test the motherboard as I said ;)
     
  6. celticfan11

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    the fans keep spinning
    but it was my understanding that the computer needs a cpu in order to get any system beeps
     
  7. celticfan11

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    i never get any system beeps ever no matter what i do
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    ^^^ Install the case speaker....
     
  9. celticfan11

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    um the case speaker is in moron
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Say what? That is rude ! no one will want to help you with that attitude thats for sure
     
  11. celticfan11

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    i fixed it :) it was the PSU
    oh ya the um system speaker was plugged in
    sorry
    THANKS FOR THE ADVISE :)
     
  12. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    The PSU, how come ? Explain please ! ;)
     
  13. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    No offence taken, but you don't know how many people I've seen that never bother to connect the case speaker. And some newer off the shelf PC's don't have the speaker connected (Sony's)
     
  14. celticfan11

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    well iswapped out the psu and everything worked fine
    back to normal
     
  15. celticfan11

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    well the first thing i chekced was the system speaker :)
    shoulda said that