Hi. A friend gave me a pc which he said was broken due to a power surge. On inspection, I t was a celeron 633 on a IBM board with 64meg ram.When turned on, it would start the fans but nothing would come on the screen. I assumed a Mobo failure. I have now fitted a Gigabyte 6Wmm7 board, but it still will not boot. Question. Will a pc boot to post with a failed cpu? Could fuzzed ram cause a pc not to boot? Would a bad hhd cause it to not boot although I can hear it spinning.? The pc has tried to boot but it shuts down and then will not start for 10mins. This running period it only 25secs.
Some more info. When I turn on the pc with no ribbons and no ram, it makes no difference. It still turns off after 15seconds. BUT it will fire up again if I clear the cmos with the jumper! It will then fire up again but one beep and just do nothing. Nothing on screen, not a peep!
Do you recon its the CPU?
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