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Old 11-19-2009, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am working on a Lenovo 3000 J Series computer
Lenovo 3000 J Series Specs
When you turn the computer on the Monitor blinks on and off for a few sec and then nothing. I get no Bios post, no MB beeps, nothing.
I tried installing a graphics card thinking maybe the on-board burnt out, but no avail. I am now assuming with no warnings, the CD-Rom kept doing a start up cycle, and the no picture, that the MB is fried...
I just wanted to check on here first and see if anyone had some other suggestion before i tell the owner to scrap it...
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try another psu.

pull out gpu, ram and try to boot. If the mb is still good it should beep like crazy at you. (assuming you have a working mb speaker of course)
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The Power light comes on, the CD-Rom powers up, and there is a memory card reader that lights up. So i dont think PSU. the HDD is now unplugged too and no beeps. I am gonna try ram, if still no warnings i think i am gonna call it cooked
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Still if you had a psu laying around it would not hurt to try. You are probably correct but I like to try everything before I toss a board.
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Ok when I pull out the ram i get MB beeps. So problem is standing at thus...
No HDD (unhooked for safety to data while testing), CD-Rom unhooked because it keeps cycling like its looking for a disk that is not there.
Both on-board and add-on graphics cards
When PC is powered on, the monitor light blinks green/orange
Beyond that i can't tell what is happening
I am open to ideas and suggestions. I want to try everything before i tell the guy he needs a new MB.

O and client reported that the computer was working fine. The PC was shut down for the night, and this is what he had upon starting it the next day.
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reseat ram. try different combinations of ram in different slots to see if you can get it to post. Try different ram if available. Test ram with memtest.

reset cmos.
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Resetting the C MOS worked. I guess the motherboard wasn't acknowledging the add-on graphics card.
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