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Fixing an old computer. No post no beeps and black screen. Need help.

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Like the title says. I'm fixing this old computer. I have replaced the PSU and now power up fine, but there's no post, no beeps and its black screen. So I bought and replaced the agp graphics card. The fan on the card is spinning, but don't know if this new card i got is dead since there is still no post, no beeps and its black screen still.

note: I already reset the cmos, I've also disconnected the hard drive, media drives, other add on cards except the graphics card.

Any help will be appreciated.
Edited by YanYan001 - 1/23/12 at 2:09pm
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post #2 of 13
Definitely something shorting out...

is there a black rubber thing resting between the psu and the case?
are the motherboard standoffs all installed, and installed correctly?
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nevermind misread...carry on
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Didn't test the memory or CPU?
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post #5 of 13
Have you reset the CMOS pin and taken the battery out? Make sure all the power drains from the board so that it's a good reset. Put the battery back in and move the CMOS pin back and try to run it without anything attached, no GPU or RAM either so you'll at least hear beeps when it's trying to post. I've even taken components out of the case to make sure nothing is shorting on me from the case itself. As long as the mobo doesn't show signs of physical damage it should attempt to post. You can then try to put one stick of RAM in and see if it still posts.
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Originally Posted by jetboy623 View Post

Definitely something shorting out...
is there a black rubber thing resting between the psu and the case?
are the motherboard standoffs all installed, and installed correctly?

Isn't the whole chasis basically acts as ground. And also the standoffs are there.
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Didn't test the memory or CPU?

I can't test the CPU or the memory if the comp cant even display post. The monitor is basically not receiving anything from the graphics card.
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Have you reset the CMOS pin and taken the battery out? Make sure all the power drains from the board so that it's a good reset. Put the battery back in and move the CMOS pin back and try to run it without anything attached, no GPU or RAM either so you'll at least hear beeps when it's trying to post. I've even taken components out of the case to make sure nothing is shorting on me from the case itself. As long as the mobo doesn't show signs of physical damage it should attempt to post. You can then try to put one stick of RAM in and see if it still posts.

Yeah I just might take the guts out of the case and see how it goes. Will be back in short.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by GianCCD View Post

Isn't the whole chasis basically acts as ground. And also the standoffs are there.
I can't test the CPU or the memory if the comp cant even display post. The monitor is basically not receiving anything from the graphics card.

You can try taking one of the memory sticks out and see if it boots with just one stick. But this problem usually lies with either a dead MB, CPU, or memory.
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

You can try taking one of the memory sticks out and see if it boots with just one stick. But this problem usually lies with either a dead MB, CPU, or memory.

Would a dead MB still be able to power up a graphics card fan? I haven't taken the guts out of the case was doing something else, but I can pull em out now and start troubleshooting.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by GianCCD View Post

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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

You can try taking one of the memory sticks out and see if it boots with just one stick. But this problem usually lies with either a dead MB, CPU, or memory.

Would a dead MB still be able to power up a graphics card fan? I haven't taken the guts out of the case was doing something else, but I can pull em out now and start troubleshooting.
Yes. I've seen it happen many times .
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