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I got an AM2 off a user and it was in working condition. I got it to boot into the bios, temps were solid onto the stock cooler, then it shut off. Now, however, i can't boot at all. The mobo LED is on but nothing happends. I tried manually starting it with a screwdriver, no dice...i tried running no IDE cables or anything to test boot, nope. Left the CMOS clear + battery out for 20 hours and still nothing...can't get this thing to start
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post #2 of 17
So there are no grounding issues?

Have you tried jump starting the PSU or taking out the RAM?

Try to eliminate:

Grounding - make sure nothign is touching your case. Especially anything metal

RAM - Try some more if you have any, or just try one stick at a time

PSU - Try another oen or jump start that one to see if ti actually works.
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post #3 of 17
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I dont have another PSU...i searched high and low for a paper clip to jumpstart but i can't finid one so jumpstarting isn't really a go. I tried my OCz sticks in it and it still didn't boot. There shouldn't be any grounding issues cause its a pure acrylic (non conductive) case. I'm trying to run without now, maybe switch it up with my 7900...

Does the rig have to be on for me to test the PSU with a multimeter or can it just be plugged into a wall?
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post #4 of 17
I'm not sure on the multi meter thing.

But definately try and find a paper clip.

So you eliminated RAM and Grounding.

My guess is the PSU blew. Or maybe it just decided to not work for a while, turn the psu off from the wall for about 12 hours. People report that they come back to life sometimes (honestly)

Other than that i think it would be the mobo for some odd reason. (That is if indeed the temps were good)

But at the moment my odds are on the PSU
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post #5 of 17
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Yeah i'm going to grab my buddy's PSU tester that lets you test the 24pin easily...and if that fails i'll grab a new PSU.
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post #6 of 17
It's the OC Gods telling you to stay with Intel.

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hahah oh pooky.
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post #8 of 17
Does the rig have to be on for me to test the PSU with a multimeter or can it just be plugged into a wall?



yes
post #9 of 17
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That doesnt make sense.

Does it have to be turned on or just plugged in?

Yes.
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post #10 of 17
is your motherboard in your case?
If not or if it is, take it out of the case and lay it
on an antic static bag and test it there. It may be shorted
to the case.

If not, test your power supply

Good luck

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