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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Okay, here's the story. A couple weeks ago, I got a new case. But then my hard drive broke. I thought it was only the hard drive at first, but now I think the motherboard died somehow.

Here's what happens with the motherboard:
- The fans, hard drives and everything else are powered up.
- I get no beeps when there's no ram, like I should.
- When plugged into the monitor, it displays no signal.
- I've tried removing the CMOS battery and reinserting it. It didn't work.

I think the core problem is that for some reason; the motherboard doesn't want to boot to the BIOS.

If it did boot to the BIOS, it would eventually turn off because of keyboard failure. But it just stays on until you disconnect the power.

The motherboard is a pegatron ipisb cu.

What's strange is a WEEK ago, I was able to get the motherboard to boot. But now? It refuses.

It's not the PSU, because I've tried 2 PSU's and the same thing happens.

I hope I can fix this, because if not, that means I have to get a new mobo AND buy a new Windows 7 disc.
post #2 of 7
Are you able to get any visuals on a monitor? Also why would you need to buy a new windows 7 disc if you have one already
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Nope I get no display.

But I would have to Windows 7 again, because Windows 7 is locked to the first mobo.

This is an OEM mobo that's not really sold online or anything.

The fans spin, the hard drive works and the CD drive works. The motherboard just won't boot the BIOS.
post #4 of 7
yeah, if you cant get any visuals then there is not too much you can do.....

But if you have a hard copy of windows, oem or retail, you should not have to purchase a new copy unless you want a genuine version of windows 7.

As long as you have a product key to use you can do the initail install. its just the activation that you will have trouble with...but there are ways around this as well.

I would say pick up a nice micro motherboard that wont break the bank and go from there.

also make sure it is compatible with your CPU.


EDIT: i did a quick google search on that mobo your using....looks like the computer you got was a prebuilt retail system correct?
If so then you prolly dont have a hard copy of windows.....
Also have you tried calling the manufacture for support?
Edited by Sparda09 - 11/10/13 at 2:03pm
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sparda09 View Post

yeah, if you cant get any visuals then there is not too much you can do.....

But if you have a hard copy of windows, oem or retail, you should not have to purchase a new copy unless you want a genuine version of windows 7.

As long as you have a product key to use you can do the initail install. its just the activation that you will have trouble with...but there are ways around this as well.

I would say pick up a nice micro motherboard that wont break the bank and go from there.

also make sure it is compatible with your CPU.


EDIT: i did a quick google search on that mobo your using....looks like the computer you got was a prebuilt retail system correct?
If so then you prolly dont have a hard copy of windows.....
Also have you tried calling the manufacture for support?
Well, if i know the product key, could that help?

If there was some way I could around spending $100 to reinstall Windows 7, that would be good. That way I would just have to buy a new motherboard, as opposed to Windows 7 + a new motherboard.

I'm pretty sure it's not the CPU, since there are no bent pins surrounding it.
post #6 of 7
was this a prebuilt retail PC? if so i would call the manufacture to see if they will help you out. other than that there is not too much else you can do.....winkwink*
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Prebuilt.

I'm just going to try and replace it with a new mobo.

But how is lenient is Microsoft about giving you a new activation key?

I would really rather not pay $100 for a new copy of Windows 7, if I didn't have to.
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