Trying to determine why this board won't POST. Typically i thought you relied on the speakers for these old boards to tell you something. How many beeps meant various things, but I am getting no beeps from this board.
ASUS A8V-E SE
Just died, maybe a BSOD maybe not.
Does not POST
No Beep when turning on.
Have removed all memory, the CPU, everything except power and on/off jumpers and speaker. It still powers fans from the headers, the green LED light comes on with power to it.
I haven't changed PSU but I did put a multimeter to 12v and 5v on a molex and it was good, and fans power on as usual.
I have pulled CPU but haven't pasted it and put it back, have another to try also but wanted some other feedback first.
Thanks for ideas. I haven't messed with one of these boards for a long time lol. I built this PC like 15 years ago so if it's time is up then so be it....
Scotty or Kryton might be the best ones to help you with this.
The old boards I have had fail are mostly due to capacitor problems but I've had dead cmos batteries give me headaches too.
Definitely check for bad caps and dead CMOS batteries first and foremost. If both of those are fine, I'd double check the mosfets didn't melt. If the board is physically and electrically in good shape, the CPU or RAM could have just had it, or been electro shocked by static so many times that it failed. The A8V-E was a Via chipset, pretty low end for its day (not that its bad). The chipset could have just ran too hot for too long as well and magic smoked the Northbridge.
A lot of different variables, but at least a few good places to start your search. Good luck, I've got several of these old setups on hand that I just can't even be bothered to mess with right now.
EDIT: If all else fails too, you can always use your nose and do the magic smoke smell test. Just sniff around on it, see if anything smells burnt.