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Old 06-19-2006, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last night my computer was working perfectly fine with no indication of a problem. I come home the next day to turn it on, and of course nothing happens. It get's power but theres no picture on the monitor, it's black. So i try to turn the computer off and now it wont turn off, so i turned i turned off the powerstrip.

So i started with the most simple the cords and such, but everything is in the right place. I examined the monitor, but it was working fine. So i turned it back on to see if i could find something. In the long run i found nothing and i came to the conclusion it has it's probly my motherboard or something is wrong with my powersupply or even my cmos battery.

It's to tricky for me i just want to know where to start. The bios wont even load and i dont have spare parts laying around to test things out. the other thing is that power will only go on and not off. So i'm thinking about trying a new power supply first. If you have any idea's why i'm haveing this current problem please let me know.
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Powers on, but no display?

Any beeps when powering up?
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Old 06-19-2006, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nope, no beeps. Things seem to have power the video card fan will go the power supply and the cpu fan is runing.
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So if you leave it powered on, does it sound like there is a reboot loop taking place? Or that the monitor just isn't showing the normal picture.



I know you tested the monitor... I think you need to test the video card.


Do you happen to have both onboard video AND a graphics card?
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It's not looping, and the board has onboard video so it would still boot up if there was no video card. It's a Asus P5S800-VM.
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Ok, So... Do you normally use a Video Card? Or the onboard video?
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I use a video card.
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You can pull that out and test the card, by using the onboard video.
You may need to enable it in your Bios though.
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Bios wont load nothing will load that's the problem.
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Did you try booting up using your "Onboard" video?
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