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My brother built a C2D machine identical to my sig. He shut down his computer last night and when he went to power it on the only thing that happened was the lower green standby light by the lower PCI-E slot blinked continuously. Is his motherboard fried or does anyone else have an idea whats going on?
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post #2 of 11
Oh take a good look and read,this great guide.And your board is fine.Goin to follow up your problem soon.http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...ing-guide.html
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I love the guide...use it too help guide me with overclocking my mobo, however I don't see where it mentions any flashing green light. Just to note that the board doesn't post...period, so this isn't an overclocking mistake. I'm awaiting alexisd's response. Thanks for any help.
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After much testing I determined either the motherboard or the CPU are at fault. I've tried every test in the book and neither piece of hardware work, so I am going to RMA them back to newegg and hope for the best.
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Sry but i been busy today.Ok i know the ligth that you said,you rigth thats the stand by ligth.And you said that you follow all or most trouble shootings.You try different psu,or different memory stick's,you clear the cmos.You try to boot with only 1 memory stick?You check that all the cables specially the 20+4 is plug all the way in?You don't have any screws in the back of the mobo?If you installed aftermarket cooler,and the screws are too long,maybe they make contact with the case.And you have a shorth circuit.Keep me posted.And hope it help.
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Hey rocketman, in the manual it says "when (green light) solid the computer is working correctly. Blinking (green light) computer is unstable." Unfortunately it's not more specific than that?

...after doing some searching on google I found a couple post with people saying the cause of the flashing green light was their Power Supply.
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post #7 of 11
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Alright I get my brothers RMA'ed motherboard back in today and it did the same thing, LED flashing and i yelled and screamed. So i started troubleshooting and once i unplugged the case USB header solid LED, so everything was good to go, not. I power on the system and NOTHING, fans spin DVD-RW drives spins but nothing else, no HDD activity or beep code. So i began again unplugging parts and testing them on my machine and they work so now I am confused once again. The FET coolers by the socket led my to notice how the left hand cooler wasn't sitting properly and that there were numerous pin headers that were bent, once again is my motherboard at fault or should I just give up.
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Alright I get my brothers RMA'ed motherboard back in today and it did the same thing, LED flashing and i yelled and screamed. So i started troubleshooting and once i unplugged the case USB header solid LED, so everything was good to go, not. I power on the system and NOTHING, fans spin DVD-RW drives spins but nothing else, no HDD activity or beep code. So i began again unplugging parts and testing them on my machine and they work so now I am confused once again. The FET coolers by the socket led my to notice how the left hand cooler wasn't sitting properly and that there were numerous pin headers that were bent, once again is my motherboard at fault or should I just give up.
Have you tried an alternate power supply yet to rule that out as the cause of the error?
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post #9 of 11
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I have. I replaced his PSU with my PSU and connectors and ruled out the supply. I am going to take down my computer to the motherboard and flip-flop his hardware onto my motherboard so I can completely rule out the motherboard as a possibility.
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post #10 of 11
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After more testing I have determined that the motherboard is at fault. Hopefully RMA #2 will work. Wish me luck!
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