new build, no picture

  jonnybegood 21:42 16 Mar 2004
Locked

can anyone help. built a new pc about 2 weeks ago (p4 4.6-800fsb, msi m/board-msi,gforce 4 gfx, 512ddr mem)it worked happely for 2 weeks, now nothing. powers there but nothing on the monitor. tryed 3 monitors and 2 other gfx cards and it`s still the same, nothing going to the monitor. any idea`s would be most helpfull.

  ©®@$? 21:45 16 Mar 2004

any beeps at startup

  jonnybegood 21:49 16 Mar 2004

no, no beeps, nothing just powering up.

  jonnybegood 21:55 16 Mar 2004

is it possable the cpu could have burnt out. it`s not been clocked, or there`s no power going to the cpu.

  ©®@$? 21:57 16 Mar 2004

could well be the cpu!

try clearing the cmos if you havnt already

  gudgulf 22:33 16 Mar 2004

See if you can try your cpu in another computer.


My guess is that with no post or other bios beeps you are looking at a failed motherboard--most will give some sort of beep code for memory/graphics card etc.

  ©®@$? 11:58 17 Mar 2004

failed cpu will not allow the system to beep also.

  norman47 13:05 17 Mar 2004

When you say power is there, is the psu and cpu fans spinning? Or is it giving just a shudder and then stop? Is there a light on the motherboard or do the cd rom lights come on?

If they are, disconnect all hard drives and optical drives ( cdroms \ cdrw's \ dvd's). Also take out all the pci cards, especially the modem, but leave the graphics card in.

  jonnybegood 15:47 17 Mar 2004

yer, both fans are spinning, no lights on the motherboard but there were non when it was working and the only card thats in is the gfx. the next thing is try the cpu in another motherboard.

  BIG ben strikes 10 16:17 17 Mar 2004

hi i had the same problem.i built a computer and there was no boot.it was a faulty fan,the heatsink was bent.lol.the shop i bought all of my components from.they payed for all damamage and put everything back to how it would have been.i got lucky.good luck to you.

  norman47 17:31 17 Mar 2004

Yes, trying the cpu in another machine sounds a good idea.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Alienware 17 R4 2017 review

These brilliant Lego posters show just what children's imaginations are capable of

Mac power user tips and hidden tricks

Comment réinitialiser votre PC, ordinateur portable ou tablette Windows ?