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This seems to happen to me a lot lately, anyway i fried my hd while trying out a new motherboard, turns out it was bad the mb not the hd, i didnt realise this untill i tried to put the hd back in my old mb which at that time worked(the mb not hd). Dell sent me another hd, twice as big as a matter of fact (love thoes guys) and now the mb wont load. the fans and all will run and leds will light up. but nothing will show up on the screen. Took out all the exp cards unplugged all the drives. even reset the cmos all to no good. (how do you spell availe?) the post lights on the back will not light as well, so it seems that the load sequence dosent even make it to the bios. Cosequently this is also what happened to my new motherboard. As far as I am aware im doing nothing wrong with the installations, maybe you guys can catch me at something. I pulled the HD before I had the system unplugged and I thing thats what did that in, but I did nothing bad to the Old MB except put it in the closet for a few days. Is there anything that could bring it out of its slump? or is it just bad?
 

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Im having a little trouble following what you are saying. Did you put in a new motherboard and hard drive, or just a new hard drive in?
 

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yes I know, I do tend to ramble, let see if I can clear this up.

I have a motherboard(a) that doesn't run any drives or cards. In fact the post lights on the back don't light up at all. This is confusing me because the fans run just fine, so the power is being distributed. The other motherboard(b) is doing the exact same thing but it arrived new doing this. Both motherboards started doing this at about the same time, i.e. right after I took them out and put them back in(except (b) which always did this). Though I did take the first motherboard(a) out and put back in numerous times and it worked fine. However, I do get a post response if I put the ram, which is RD, in the wrong socket: 3 beeps but still no lights on the back.
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It probably is the power supply, it probably is kicking out enogh power. I had a problem like that with my computer. It started with Windows freezing up after 5 minutes of use. Then eventually it wouldn't boot at all, but the the cpu and case fans were working. If you have a multimeter, check the voltages of the power supply(remember to leave the connections going to the mobo intact). If you dont hace a multimeter then I would just buy a power supply(being that you will probably need it down the road anyway, if it isnt the problem now). Dont be cheap on the power supply or it wont last long. Go ahead and spend $60 on a 350-400 Watt power supply. It is well worth it.
 
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