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ATI 4870 Blinks 1,4,5 and doesn't work. - SERIOUS PROBLEM

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Okay after I put my ASUS P5Q Deluxe on standby after BIOS update, it would not start up, so I removed the video card to reset the CMOS Battery, then put the card back in, I think I twisted the power connectors when I tried to put back the card, then after turning on, the video card blinks 1,3,5 and then the computer beeps, telling me theres no video card detected.

Here is the info:

http://forums.amd.com/game/messagev...

I suspect its the cables, but I tested all 4 combinations of PCI-E cables out of the 2 that got twisted, same issue, and when I remove all cables from the video card, same blinking.

Is my card broken? It was working so perfectly since 2008, I don't want to waste extra 200 dollars on something I already have.

What seems to be the problem? Internet research is not helping me based on what I googled.
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I mean't: 1,3,4. NOT 1,4,5.
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tell me that you used the pc for some time after bios update! (so i know the update went fine)
use the card on a diff machine to find out..... easiest step.
    
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There is a possibility that I don't have another computer or I just have a laptop, lol.

Actually, my other computers do not have a power supply with those special PCI-E Connectors. However, I tried an older x1300 graphics card and the system works.

I used the PC for several weeks with the BIOS update and the only issue I had was going into Standby, which required me to remove and put back the CMOS battery. The reason I updated the BIOS was because everytime I restarted the computer by the switch, the BIOS settings clear.

The more serious problem now is getting my video card to work, what do those LED lights mean? Should I call AMD Graphics and troubleshoot with them?
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When you say blinks 1,3,4 do you mean the little LEDs on the card? Do they just blink constantly, or do they stay lit? Also, your link doesn't work.

As for the LEDs:

D1601 - Red LED On, shows critical temperature fault

D1602 - Red LED On, shows External power connector A was removed

D1603 - Red LED On, shows External power connector B was removed

D601 - Red LED On, shows critical Core power fault

But you said that the system works with a different video card. I'm gonna say that this is a pretty good indicator that the 4870 is dead.

Do you have your CPU overclocked? If you do, that's probably the cause of the standby issue.
Edited by kurt1288 - 1/21/11 at 5:36pm
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The D601 isn't blinking, just the other 3.

You go the wrong sequence. Here is the correct sequence:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=284360

If the video card is 'dead', I can telephone the company and ask for a replacement right? I mean I bought the video card in 2008 from TigerDirect.com
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The D601 isn't blinking, just the other 3.

You go the wrong sequence. Here is the correct sequence:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=284360

If the video card is 'dead', I can telephone the company and ask for a replacement right? I mean I bought the video card in 2008 from TigerDirect.com
The order shouldn't really matter. By every LED there should be those numbers that I posted and that's what matters. At first you said LEDs 1,3,4 were lit. But then you said all but D601 (which I assume is LED 4) was lit. Which is it?

Do the lights continually blink until you turn the computer off? Or do they stay lit?

Who made the card (XFX, Sapphire, ASUS, etc.)? They would be the ones you would contact for a replacement. Chances are that any warranty on it has expired though (if it has a lifetime, usually you have to register the card within a certain amount of days after purchasing). But you could still phone them, send them an email, whatever to see if they will do anything.
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I think its Visiontek, but they just flash upon starting up and then the fans just continue to spin.
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I think its Visiontek, but they just flash upon starting up and then the fans just continue to spin.
They are supposed to flash once on startup, so if they just do that, that's normal.

Have you had the system working (perfectly) fine before? How did you use a x1300 on a desktop? Aren't those laptop cards?
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Hmm. Only those 3 lights flash.
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