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When I press the start button all the lights go on, fans start spinning, however, the system does not
boot at all (screen is black, and goes to sleep after few seconds). I connected the case speaker, but
it is silent during the boot ...according to the manual it should beep once if boot is successful

Also, once turned on I can not turn off the computer if start button is help for a while ...I must turn
off the power supply.

I tried Clear Cmos but it is the same.

This happened also few days ago, but after I turned power supply off, and waiting for about one hour,
the computer turn on without problem. Yesterday, it seem like the boot time is slightly longer, today it
does not turn on whatever I do.

...I assume that the above means that the motherboard died?

Any other advice? Thanks!

System specs:
Cpu: Phenom II X4 970T (E0 - Zosma)
Board: MA790XT-UD4P (latest F8 bios)
Memory: 2x 2GB Patriot G-Series (1333 @ 6-6-6-20 / 1.75v)
Video: Sapphire 6850 1GB card
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB
HDD: Samsung F3 500GB + Samsung F1 640GB
Power Supply: Corsair HX750W

CPU and Video card are water cooled.
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post #2 of 13
Do you boot from the SSD?

Try disconnecting your other two SATA drives before you boot.

Do you any of the LED lights on the motherboard stay lit?
    
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Thread Starter 
Yes, SSS is boot/system drive.
I already unplugged all drives however, the system still started but nothing was shown on the screen.

Will check the board leds ...thanks.
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Thread Starter 
Case power led is turned on.

Board itself has no leds : /
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post #5 of 13
Have you tried booting with just one stick of RAM, in different slots?
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post #6 of 13
What were you doing prior to this problem? Did you make some kind of hardware change?
Another question is, are you able to get into bios? If so then try removing all USB drives or anything plugged into a USB port that is not required for booting.
But I think we need a little more information on what you were doing prior to this problem happening.
Good luck
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Not yet, however, could ram be the cause of computer not even getting to boot ...as I said the speaker is silent.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5pellfire View Post

Not yet, however, could ram be the cause of computer not even getting to boot ...as I said the speaker is silent.

It could. Using one stick at a time can isolate one if it is bad.

It also helps if you have another CPU or motherboard to determine if the CPU has been damaged, although I'm leaning towards a motherboard issue if you don't get any diagnostic LEDs at all.

Did you change anything recently or overclock?
    
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post #9 of 13
Stupid question, you sure the speaker is plugged in correctly and not flipped?

Anyways, I would check all your power connections, use only one stick of ram in slot 0 or 1, take out any cards you have installed and power on, if it beeps, then shut down, and install your video card, turn it on, if it beeps and something shows up on the screen then you know the issue isn't your videocard. Shut down, insert a stick into a corresponding slot (0-2, 1-3), turn on, if it beeps then its not the those two sticks of memory. etc.

edit: I had an issue like this not too long ago and it ended up being a bad PCI USB card.

Just take your time and test each component one at a time.
 
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post #10 of 13
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CPU was changed about two weeks ago ...but has been running fine without any issues (BSODS, errors, ...)
Everything else was the same for at least six months.

Board has no leds ....meaning no leds are located on the board.
CPU was running stock, no overclocking, just exchanged the x3 720 for a x4 970T.

Speaker was plugged in both ways ...just to check.


> Another question is, are you able to get into bios? If so then try removing all USB drives or anything plugged into a USB port that is not required for booting.

No, nothing is showing on the screen. As I start the computer the monitor led goes to green and then to yellow (sleep). The screen is black at all times.
The only change was the cpu upgrade ...about a week before the first issue (untile the issue it was playing ok, the bios was upgraded to the latest F8 so
that the cpu is supported).
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