No Po, No Power - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2004, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 36
Send a message via ICQ to Big Chub
Default No Po, No Power

Small Problem, I've used old parts to build a computer. It will not post, the cpu fan won't even spin. The psu is new, the ram is fine, i've used it in my personal computer with no problems, hd, cd, everything is good, i've narrowed it down to 2 things, mobo, and cpu. The cpu is an 800mhz amd duron, the motherboard a pcchips. The motherboard is less than a year old, so i thought that wouldn't be the problem, but with no post, and no power to even the cpu fan, I came to the conclusion that it was the motherboard. Any opinions b4 i tell these ppl they need a new mobo? Any suggestions will help. Oh, and on a second note, it is not the assembly of the system, i know that for sure.
__________________

Big Chub is offline  
Old 11-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default

Try a different mobo. If the CPU is new, the chances of it being DOA are slim. If it's just those two components, try replacing them.
__________________

__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 11-17-2004, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,247
Default

well, if you've reseated everything already then check to see if the MBD is grounding out to the case. Try running with the MBD outside the case on a static free surface. If it runs with minimal components (HDD, vid, mem and processor) then its probably touching the case somewhere
__________________
If you argue with an idiot he will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

I am not a fast writer.
I am not a slow writer.
I am a half-fast writer.

-Robert Asprin
killians45 is offline  
Old 11-17-2004, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
ID.10T
 
ohGrFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Midwest in tha houzze
Posts: 1,657
Send a message via AIM to ohGrFreak Send a message via Yahoo to ohGrFreak
Default

I would suggest PSU. It would also be good to show us your system specs and model numbers, so it'd be easier for us to pinpoint.
__________________
ohGrFreak 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




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:05 PM.


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