Help please! System won't turn on - Page 4 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-26-2008, 05:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
Oldie but a goodie
 
oldskool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 1,762
Default Re: Help please! System won't turn on

You can reset the CMOS by taking out the silver circular battery (the CMOS battery). A little smaller than a nickel, and thinner too. There will be a clip to release it, not too hard to pry it loose.

Leave it out for 5-10 minutes, reinstall the battery, make sure it is seated. Then reboot. Plug And Play stuff will be recognized by the system, other stuff may need to be changed manually. Have you configured your (a) BIOS before ? You may need to tweak some. Not too bad.

Quote:
Couldn't it be a ram issue or something?
I guess it could be. Not sure, but you could try running Memtest86. That seems to help people when testing RAM. I haven't used it personally.
__________________

oldskool is offline  
Old 12-26-2008, 05:17 PM   #32 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: detroit mi
Posts: 262
Default Re: Help please! System won't turn on

there should be a white male connectors on the mobb
well look into the manual it shoudl say somewhere
__________________

__________________
Mainboard : Ga-Ep45_Ud3r
Processor : intel q6600 at 3.5ghz
Memory :crucial 1066 ddr2 4gigs
Video Card : asus ati 4890
Hdd: 250gb wd 7200 sata, 160gb seagate 7200 sata
Moniter: western digital 19" 5ms
OS:vista 64bit,xp 64bit, ubuntu 9.xx
Psu-OCz 700watt modxstream
watercooled cpu
custom antec case
v8killaz is offline  
Old 12-26-2008, 08:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 22
Default Re: Help please! System won't turn on

Now when i turn it on i get this screen, that says the bios is initializing. it's like frozen on that screen. what does that mean?

Plus, while it's on this black, plain screen for only a few minutes, my graphics card becomes extraordinarily hot, almost too hot to touch. What is up with that?
boardslide315 is offline  
Old 12-26-2008, 09:34 PM   #34 (permalink)
Grandfather of Techist

\_(ツ)_/
 
Trotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The South
Posts: 31,303
Default Re: Help please! System won't turn on

I can't really tell from the pics... do you have the extra power plugged up to the card? Is the fan on the card running?
__________________


My Rig: SABLE
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W / ASUS GeForce GTX 960 GTX960-DC2OC-2GD5
AMD FX 8320 x8 Black Edition / Gelid Tranquillo / MSI 970A-G43
Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB / Samsung 840 120GB / WD Black 750GB / WD Green 1TB
2x4GB DDR3 1600 - 2x2GB DDR3 1600
Win10 Ent 64-bit - Mionix Naos 7000 Mouse - CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Mech Keyboard


R.I.P. Danny L. Trotter ... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009
Trotter is offline  
Old 12-26-2008, 10:02 PM   #35 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 22
Default Re: Help please! System won't turn on

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trotter View Post
do you have the extra power plugged up to the card? Is the fan on the card running?
Yes and yes.

I got everything to work once, it booted up to windows (after i called to activate it) and things seemed fine. I shut it off because i hadn't installed the sound card yet and there was no cable supplying power to the DVD drives, but when i put those in it wouldn't turn on. I took the sound card back out, and it turned on but now it is frozen at the "initializing" bios flash screen. I tried clearing it, tried taking the battery out and putting it back in, nothing...it still freezes at that screen.
__________________

boardslide315 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Considering buying a system... UltimateCarl New Systems | Building and Buying 21 09-26-2007 04:40 AM
seagate 80gigs failing.. acuariano Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 27 08-27-2007 10:43 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.