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Howdy, I've spent half my afternoon trying to fix this **** problem and I've had enough :upset: Hopefully someone here can help.

Basically I just brought a new motherboard, processor and RAM as my old one was on the way out. I've installed them etc etc. only to find that the **** thing won't turn itself on!!!

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I *think* -distinct lack of manufacturer ID - that the motherboard is an ECS L7VTA, the processor is an Athlon XP2000 and there's 256MB of PC2700 RAM in it. The power supply is 300W (the old motherboard/processor was an Athlon XP1600, was about year and a half old so the PSU should be ok with the new motherboard)

I'm running this with the most basic of setups, a GeForce 2 graphics card (no onboard gfx), hard drive and floppy drive. When I turn the power on, all the fans happily whirl into life, along with the hard drive but the monitor gets no signal. There are no beeps or anything either, which is a real pain. There's just nothing!

Umm...help! Please :) One possibility that I think could be the problem is that the power supply is dying. Previously, when I turned the computer off (with old motherboard) the fans would keep on going for some reason.

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Welcome to TSF Bel...........:winkgrin:

Try This

Remove everything off of the motherboard.

Take the motherboard out of the case and lay it on a phone book or something non conductive.

Clear the CMOS.

Re-Install the CPU, Heatsink and Fan.

Hook up the following items only.

Hook up the wire that comes from the power button on the front of the case to the correct header, See manual.

Hook up the the power supply to the motherboard.

Insert one stick of ram.

Insert the video card all the way.

Hook up the monitor.

Hook up power to computer.

Turn on the monitor.

Turn on computer.

You should have video on the monitor.

This sounds like a lot of work but it narrows down the devices to a few.

Try this and post back with the results.
 

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Tried it, same thing happens, absolutely nothing :(

Oh, I forgot to mention.... I whacked my old motherboard and all it's stuff back in earlier and it still works fine, so it's definitely something to do with the new one, not enough power, it's fried already, something else, I dunno :confused:
 
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If you bought all this stuff locally I'd be jumpin' in my car as fast as I could box all of it up to return it for replacement. You didn't chip the core putting the heatsink on did you?
 

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Hehe, I cheated and bought a bundle which had the CPU and RAM already installed.

But anyway, I've run back to the supplier and dumped it on them for their monkeys to play with. Thanks for the help :)
 

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Turned out that the CPU was dead as a doornail. Wonder how that got through their "testing"? :rolleyes: *sigh*

Least I get a replacement etc. free of charge :)
 
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