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Old 02-14-2006, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so my computer has been working good ever since I got it. Basically, I had every USB port taken by something, one of which was for a printer. I had a party, so I disconnected all the cables, and hid my computer to avoid damage, and in the morning I connected the computer again. I used it for a few hours then felt like hooking my printer back up. When I plugged the printer USB cable into the front USB slots of my computer, the screen froze, and I had to restard.

Ever since then, when I turn on my computer, I get no loading whatsoever....The RAM light will not flicker, and the only noise is the CPU fan, GFXcard fan, and powersupply fan, I hear nothing else..

My monitor does not turn on either, so I do not get any diagnostics whatsoever. So basically im stuck with a 1500$ ipod charger right now and I want to know what could be wrong.

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ASUS P4P800 SE Mobo
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1024 GB DDR RAM
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P.S, the insides are clean, there is no dust lingering around.
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Did you unplug the printer(USB) cable and restart ?
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Old 02-14-2006, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I have the bare minimum plugged in right now. It doesnt seem to matter whats connected to the PC, same result everytime.

I have reseated my GFXcard as well, doesnt seem to be the problem
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Inspect the USb cable for the printer for a cut/short that mite have fried your mobo.
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Reset your bios. See my sticky in the hardware troubleshooting.
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Also what is the output (watts) of your PSU ?
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I had this problem too.. i hope mine isnt a fried mobo... anyway i reset the bios and then was able to boot with post and monitor showing up but i crash at XP bootup ie Splash screen.. same with XP install disk..
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