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Rampage III won't power on

post #1 of 4
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Argh:

I POSTed for the first time with my new Rampage III Formula board and tweaked the BIOS. Set the target RAM to 1866 (I've got 2000mhz), HD to AHCI mode and some other inconsequential stuff. When I rebooted I got what I think was one long beep and fours short: "hardware component failure", according to the manual. Now nothing happens when I press power button or the "start" button directly on the board.

I've tried resetting the CMOS with the button on the back. It cycles the MB power (the LEDs, Start button, etc. on the board go off an on) but nothing changes.

Surely it must be a BIOS setting, but why won't it reset?
It's got a "switch BIOS" button I can try as well, thoughit'd have to disassemble a bit to get at it. And I haven't setup a second one, so don't know if it comes preconfigured.

Should I take out the battery at some stage?

Anyone have any suggestions?
post #2 of 4
Start from the beginning and test only your board with needed components for operation.

Unplug everything from your board aside from Power, CPU, & ONE Stick of RAM. See if it posts.

If it Posts, then plug back in your GPU, see if it continues to work, and so on with the remaining components.

I had the same issue one day, and it turned out to be my HDD failing, which was causing it to just hang at bootup.
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as said above, try leaving the battery out for a little to make sure its completely clear.

if no post, work through each stick of RAM to rule out any of them
     
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Woke up this morning after having the PSU turned off overnight and it booted, having reset the BIOS. I never took the battery out. Odd.
I'm a bit disappointed my fancy Clear CMOS button in the back didn't work...

Thanks for the posts guys.
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