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Old 04-20-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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Have a older motherboard that was in a back closet. Iits been there ??? Hooked up up and nothing. Nothing works. Checked the power switch 3times have the book thatczme withit and following instructions will not fix issue. Can a great boardsit too long? I know sometimes they can fry something when started up sometime but its usially because something was shorting out. I checked the board real careful flr where the hold down screws are checked it 3 times too! Looks like a doa board. Anything else i can try??
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I would start by replacing the CMOS battery. Let me know if that doesn't work. There are many other things to try.
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I did, thought about that as well. Reset the bios. Took everything off the board could use. Had power, fans, dvd and hard drive, mouse, keyboard, sound and video. That is all i got nothing at all complete doa.
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I did, thought about that as well. Reset the bios. Took everything off the board could use. Had power, fans, dvd and hard drive, mouse, keyboard, sound and video. That is all i got nothing at all complete doa.
Not just removing it, replace it. As in, get a new one.
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PSU good? Plugged in power and CPU power sockets?

Take the mobo out and set it on wood or magazine. Hook up the PSU and onboard video since you reset the BIOS.

If the PSU are still in the case just lay the case on it's back for access to the cables. Use a coin to jump start the power up pins on the control panel.

This will eliminate the shorts from the case if any.

I test all new board before installing.

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ETA: It may the board I sent him and it was DOA. I'm reimbursing him for the shipping cost. He's trying to save my face.
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Yes, and i had all the cables all nice and laid out perfect and really neat looking!!! Sucks!! Will get another board at the beginning of the month. I am looking on E-Slay again. Saw a few brand new boards that would work for me.
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Did you try booting without HDD? Did you try booting with only 1 RAM stick in each slot? Did you push you RAM all the way in? And you card? Did you read the motherboard manual to install the RAM?

Don't rush it. If you don't want to troubleshoot just tell us and we can stop trying to help you.
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You cannot put more than one stick of RAM in each slot. What are you thinking?
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You cannot put more than one stick of RAM in each slot. What are you thinking?
I mean you try using one at a time Inn each slot. Without using the others in the other slots.
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Will try the ram with one stick. If that was it, wouldnt the alarm start beeping? Also wouldnt the fans still come on? I took the chassis fans off the board too. Only fan is pcu. I still get nothing. Next...
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Next...
What? Next what?

I'm gonna assume you are not trolling and move on.

If you don't tell us all you've tried and what happened is very hard to help you.
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Ok. I got some sucksess with getting it up and somewhat. I took everything out but thr cpu fan and one stick of ram. I got bios up and that is where i am at this point. I right now have harddrive hookup and drive is atemping to boot. In boot repair . I have plugged in keyboard, mouse, speakers. And online connections now. I will start one at atime and see what happens.
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Alright i got both sticks of ram in, both hardrives in. Dvd drives in. When i plugged in front panel audio. It stopped unit from starting up. Interestinb. But am slow will try otherboard connections. I may have to reinstall windows7 but will try inserting disc and see if it can fix startup. Later, wd65
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Pop i forgot that windows had that old board settings and drivers installed. I am installing new copy of windows7 64 bit and see if i can get it to run off the harddrive. After i get it to work. Hard drive seems to be slow. Not sure what is happening there.back later wnen i can gets everything up and running if i can. Wd65
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Ok. Now have everything installed and have w7 64bit up and running. Wow this old board is showing windows experence 1.0 my old board was higher in stock trim. Celery gave me his video card and audio card but no driver discs. Dont know what brand the video card is. My msi card is a express card 16 but this board dont have one. Have avast in it and will be letti g it download and install updates for windows.
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I'm Here!!! Trying to figure out things yet. Graphics are bad and no sound. the msi dvd is next see if i can get something running. later with more success i hope.
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nope, dvd is up for xp nothing after that. so i need to figure out how to install the sound and video cards. my only hope is maybe i can install video card and maybe find the brand and model number of it. will check bios as it may show what it is. later, wd65
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ok. everything is up and running. Only printer and weather station is left. I found the driver package for the video card and it installed. i now have video. i used my audio card as i have the disc for it and the same for the lan card i have. There are two plugs for the front audio panel. one is hd and the other is? I installed the other one plug and as far as i can tell, it is working. I have one fan to turn around and i should be all set. thanks Amd_man. good thing to have more than one mind. Celery, Its up and running. Keep the postage!
its good to be back on-line again! Have some programs to install so i will be back later, Wd65
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Glad to hear that the board was actually still working. Whew!

You know Windows Update will update the card drivers once you have your Windows verified. The video card I gave you was one of the top dogs back then.

And a good SoundBlaster card.

In my post I mentioned what they are but I forgot which thread. I think it's in the thread where I offered the mobo to you.
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Yep here it is, post #36

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