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Something has spontaneously gone wrong with my 4200+ system

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Hey everyone,

I built this system (AMD X2 4200+) a couple years go with the generous help of many people on this forum and all of a sudden this morning when I try to turn it on, it doesn't work. The fans go and the HDD sure sounds like it is spinning and my Saitek light-up keyboard lights up but the screen remains black. My first guess was that this is an issue with the graphics card (BFG Tech Nvidia 7800 GTX) but now I see that the activity lights on my 2 corsair memory sticks aren't showing activity - there is 1 green light at the top of each that turns on but the rest of the lights don't show activity - shouldn't they show activity as soon as I press the power button on my tower? Anyways...the system is completely off now, including power to my ASUS A8N SLI-Deluxe mainboard and I am on my laptop frantically making this post hoping that someone will have some light to shed on the situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

- Dan
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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post #2 of 4
Possibilities
1. Try a BIOS reset
2. I'm thinking it may be a PS issue.
3. MAke sure all periphials and power connections are seated correctly! Re install all components and power connections
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Damn well I just don't see how it could be a physical connection issue when nothing has been moved =\\ last night it was working flawlessly when I shut it down and this morning it just doesn't work. I'll re-check nevertheless. Thanks.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsOS
X2 4200+ ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe BFG Tech 7800 GTX Win XP Pro SP2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Apple 20" Cinema LCD Saitek Eclipse Antec 550W TruePower 2.0 Antec P180 
Mouse
Logitech MX510 
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post #4 of 4
You never know... electrical devices cause harmonic vibrations. It was more common in the day of pined MB BIOS and Vid Card BIOS chips... they would creep out and cause problems. Never hurts to check...
Like I said... I suspect the PS myself! The others were mear possibilities.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
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