problems at boot up

  marcus22798 20:32 14 Oct 2007

pc won't boot up on first time of asking. fan comes on but no beep and lights. am i right in thinking this could be a faulty motherboard? if so how much will this cost to mend? the pc is 4 years old so am thinking it might be time to buy a new one?

  cream. 20:38 14 Oct 2007

Does the computer start on the second try? if so it could be something not warming up in time.

What is the specification of the computer.

  woodchip 20:58 14 Oct 2007

It should beep as this is motherboard Post beep to say that all 5volt rails are OK. It does sound like you may have a dry joint on the MOBO. If you go for a new board, also go for update CPU to match As it may be hard to get a motherboard to match your CPU that you have

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