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Computer won't start up, Asus NCT-D

post #1 of 8
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Well about two days ago, I was taking apart my server rig. I've got no use for running a server anymore and am trying to sell off the parts. I was running the server in the server rack a mere two days ago, however after removing the rack from the wall and testing everything on the ground, suddenly the system won't start up. I thought it may be some kind of short or random component failure, not a huge deal. So, I took the motherboard/processors/coolers out, along with the PSU and video card. When I plug in the power supply to the board, the green "OK" light turns green and is ready to boot, but when I click the power switch, nothing.

Any ideas of what could be the problem? Is there a short somewhere, possibly in the power supply, or power supply wires? The green OK light signals to me that the board isn't dead, so I have no idea why it won't boot.

Like the title says, it's an old Asus NCT-D Dual Socket 604 Motherboard. I've got two 3.6Ghz Xeon's in the sockets, and two Noctua coolers sitting on top of them. Power supply is a Corsair CX430.

If you need any other info or pictures, let me know. I'll keep troubleshooting while this thread is awaiting replies.
post #2 of 8
Make surer that all of the memory is fully seated and all power cables are snug.
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I've confirmed that I've got everything plugged in snugly, with the memory full seated.

The problem isn't exactly the memory, since the board should start up without it, the problem is the computer won't even turn on. All I need to do is make sure that the board starts, and displays SOMETHING on the screen. Just have to confirm it's in working condition for eBay.
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try another power supply??

maybe something on the button? switch the cables over from the rest button over onto where the power button goes?
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Problem is, I don't have any extra power supplies with a 24 pin ATX and 6pin PCI-e. Could probably borrow one from a co-worker at work...

Checked the power switch leads. I'm not actually using a switch. I took a spare 2-pin mobo lead and stripped both wires, and am touching them together to start the board. All it needs to do is complete a connection to start the server, so it should be working. I took my voltmeter to the motherboard and checked the power button leads as well. It's putting out a solid 3.5V, so that's working too. The power supply is the only thing I can think that's not working. However I'm skeptical a Corsair supply would die so randomly, with no smell and no signs of wear.
post #6 of 8
We actually had something like this happen on a dual cpu workstation at work; if I remember correctly we got it to boot up with one cpu. It might be a possibility as well.
try minimum, one cpu, one dimm ram
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post #7 of 8
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Alright I'll see what I can do. Now I'm going to have to track down my absurdly long Hex key for this Noctua cooler mad.gif
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Looks like programmed obsolescence. My NCT-D computer started to loose Date & Time and BIOS settings from time to time 2 months ago... In the last month, half of the time, the computer would start to boot then after 3-4 seconds everything would go black. The computer couldn't boot at all for the last week...

I replaced the motherboard battery today, nothing.

I Googled and found that thread.

Did you fixed yours?
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