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Old 09-27-2008, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I posted on this forum earlier this month about this problem:

Everything I tried didn't work, including what was recommended by the poster who said try replacing the cmos battery.

Since I had exhausted all my ideas, I took the computer to the Geek Squad. They looked at it for free and determined that the problem was I had a bad psu and half dead mobo. So I bought this psu: - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

and this mobo: - ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
as replacements. Total cost: 330.00.

The darn thing still won't boot up. So my problem now is that my chassis didn't come with a speaker nor did my new mobo so I can't troubleshoot it by listening to beeps. Where can I find a "beep speaker?"

Also where is the cmos battery on the p5k deluxe? I can't seem to find it.

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Old 09-28-2008, 06:13 AM   #2 (permalink)

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Any local small computer shop has those speakers. They usually sell for $2.

The battery is just below the right tip of the blue PCI-E slot.

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