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Old 12-15-2009, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This problem started a few days ago but has gotten progressively worse.

When I boot my computer up, I get no beeps and no signal. My computer does have power and all the fans are working, there is just no "kick" to get it to boot. It's just a black screen. My DVD drive light flashes and my hard-drive light flashes (although you can hear it ticking whilst the power is on)

Very rarely though (after maybe 15 or so power off and ons) it'll boot up but that won't last for long and it'll constantly crash with blue screens and reboot itself.

I have reset the CMOS multiple times
It is not the graphics card as I originally thought. I replaced it.
I don't believe it's the memory, I have 2 sticks and tested both singularly. No change
I did a format earlier today and didn't have a single problem with crashes during it, so it's not software related.

Any ideas?
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Power On, No Monitor Signal

My first ? is did you go from a onboard to addin graphics card? The ticking hard drive sounds like it is about to die (generally what a ticking HDD means) If your possitive its not the gpu then idk.
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I am guessing power supply unit failed
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It seems that the ticking wasn't my hard drive. It's coming from my power button area.

I took the motherboard out of my case, placed it onto a non-conductive surface, only connected cpu, 1 stick of memory, and video card and still the exact same problem. Won't go to POST anymore no matter how many times I reset.
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At this point i would have to say it sounds like your processor is dieing/dead
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