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OK...well I have kinda completly lost it at this moment, as I have been trying to get an old AMD computer to work for rougly 29 hours total. Now, what happened was it worked fine, but I noticed it was really dusty, so I took everythink completly apart, dusted it, and put it back. But then when I started it up, nothing appeared on the screen. Then I messed with it a little more and now it doesn't even start up. It has a sound card, a LAN card, and a graphics card installed. The processor is old, like the kind that is on a card..and is 800mhz. The PSU has a 20 pin connector, plus a 4 pin square connecter (which the mobo doesn't have).
IDK what in the world could be wrong, I need help!!! PLEASE!!!!
BTW this is my sisters computer; she NEEDS it, and neither of us can afford to buy a new one or send it to a professional to fix it, so please help!
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What did you place the parts on when you took it out?
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Try minimal config. Just CPU, Video, 1 stick RAM, and a hard disk. See what happens. I assume you cleared CMOS several times already?
And is that processer card inserted properly and firmly in its slot? Maybe it needs a bit of force to be inserted completely (be careful though)
    
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What did you place the parts on when you took it out?
Carpet...but it is really really short carpet...idk if static electricity would be a major issue, but I suppose that could be. Unless you were thinking of something else?

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Try minimal config. Just CPU, Video, 1 stick RAM, and a hard disk. See what happens. I assume you cleared CMOS several times already?
And is that processer card inserted properly and firmly in its slot? Maybe it needs a bit of force to be inserted completely (be careful though)
Yeah I tried minimal config..and cleared Cmos...also when I wait a while, then plug the psu in, the front fan spins about 1/4 of a turn then stops.
IDK if that is something, or what.
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All cables connected properly? Try if it works with another PSU (if you have one laying around). Seems that the PSU is toast, or maybe the MoBo (hope not..). This is just my best two guesses, since there does not seem to be power.
    
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Try different sticks of ram, if you havent already. Im pretty sure you dont have a volt meter ?
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post #7 of 24
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All cables connected properly? Try if it works with another PSU (if you have one laying around). Seems that the PSU is toast, or maybe the MoBo (hope not..). This is just my best two guesses, since there does not seem to be power.
I already tried a different psu with no luck...ram...I will give that a shot, also could it possibly be the hard drive?
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post #8 of 24
if the fan stopped spinning I'd say it's a psu issue.....if all fans are working and something else isnt right I'd think mobo, RAM etc....but if the fans stop it's cos of lack of power.


hmmm....front fan....connected to mobo??
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No power and PSU is not the issue.. .likely motherboard. PSUs only deliver power when properly connected to the motherboard. If you are sure that all connecters are connected and that NO plug is backwards, then I suspect the MoBo is faulty. RAM/Videocard/CPU/Hard disks should normally not result in a total failure to even post (although there are cases in which they did... but rarely).
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
No power and PSU is not the issue.. .likely motherboard. PSUs only deliver power when properly connected to the motherboard. If you are sure that all connecters are connected and that NO plug is backwards, then I suspect the MoBo is faulty. RAM/Videocard/CPU/Hard disks should normally not result in a total failure to even post (although there are cases in which they did... but rarely).

yeah I didnt read posts correctly...I concur with chozart
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