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XFX 780i won't boot... code 52

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Having trouble with my new build. It seemed to be working fine for a couple of days - I've been installing all of my stuff, playing Crysis with no problems, etc... without any problems. Then, yesterday I try to boot up and I cannot get past the opening XFX logo screen, which is the first thing that always comes up. I can't even get to the BIOS!

On the XFX 780i board, there is a little diagnostic number that shows up when there's an issue. The number "52" shows on mine, which according to the manual means "memory test." So for some reason, it is getting hung up on that without letting me boot. How could there be a memory issue when I've been running the system fine for several days now?

I really have no idea what the problem is, but perhaps the USB might have something to do with it: the last time I used the computer successfully, I was trying to connect my ipod to the new system, but was having trouble getting Vista to recognize it. Vista was seeing that it was connected but trying unsuccessfully to find drivers for it. So annoying. And I had already installed the latest iTunes software, so it can't be that. Even though I plugged in everything correctly, is there trouble with my USB?

Anyway, trying to get around that issue, I tried to reboot without the iPod plugged in... and that's when I had this boot failure and the code "52" problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - I'm pretty new to this whole thing (this was my first build) and it sucks to have had the system working for days only to have this weird problem occur.

Thanks!
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Would you happen to be using a PS/2 mouse or keyboard? If so, unplug them. Also, unplug any floppy or IDE drives.
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I've been using a PS2 mouse and a USB keyboard, and both have been fine... but just for kicks, I tried unplugging each and then both of them, and still no boot.

Also tried disconnecting my DVD-R drive, but no effect either...
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Originally Posted by cjrhobbes View Post
I've been using a PS2 mouse and a USB keyboard, and both have been fine... but just for kicks, I tried unplugging each and then both of them, and still no boot.

Also tried disconnecting my DVD-R drive, but no effect either...

http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/phoenixbios.htm
Error code 52 is "Test keyboard".

From experience, it is usually due to a device issue. Unplug ALL device and clear your CMO. Then do a barebones boot.
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Wow, weird... my manual says "52" means "memory test." I'm glad you found this! I will look into issues with my keyboard and report back...
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