Re: Bad Mobo??
Ben C> wrote:
> I have (had) a Vista Ultimate 32-bit OS running for 9 months on a PC
> Intel DG965WH Mobo
> Intel E6300 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo CPU
> EVGA 8600GT/256MB PCI-e 16X
> 2GB GEil DR2 800 RAM
> 1-PCI USB Card
> 1-optical drive (SATA)
> 2-Hard Drives (IDE)
> 2-80mm fans
> 1-120mm fan
> Thermaltake 430W TR2 PSU 24-pin connector
> The PC won't resart at all. There is a green light on the motherboard,
> and the power switch is flashing. When I attempt to start the PC,
> nothing happens. No fans, no life except flashing power button & mobo
> I tried a new PSU with the same results, I tried the old PSU in
> another PC, and it worked fine.
> Can anyone suggest something I might try? I can send back the board,
> but I'd rather fix it myself, if possible.
> Is there an intel support forum I can go to to try to work this out.
> The board is still under warranty.
It may be a ram module gone bad/shorted somewhere. Or anything else.
You should begin with exclusion tests: remove everything not necessary to
get at least a beepcode from your mainboard connectors, which means
harddisks, other peripherals, even the internally usb-connected cardreader,
last not least all RAM modules and even the graphic card.
Just let the beeper tell you a life sign when you switch on the mainboard.
Afterwards, begin reattaching the most essential things first, graphic card
and one stick of ram. Repeat the tests.
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