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PC does not Bootup

By hemantk ·
I built a PC with following hardware.

SOYO 875PI Dragon 2 Motherboard.
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz CPU
Case with 450W power supply
120 GB Western Digital Hard drive
CCD-RW/DVD ROM combo
Floppy drive
7-in-1 card reader

The system booted fine and I used it for a little while. One fine morning it decided not to boot. The screen remains blank and I don't hear the beep when I try to boot the system. Also, once I turn the power on from the front switch I cannot turn it off using that switch.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Hemant

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by dustyD In reply to PC does not Bootup

Check your power supply;if you don't have a voltmeter, see if the case fans come on when you power up, and check to see if the motherboard lights up.
If it has been carried/bumped since you built, check the standoffs on the motherboard to the case for shorts.
If you have power, pull the memory and anything else you have installed, and check for beeps again. Re-install one component at a time.
Other that that, call Soyo; I'm sure the board is still under warranty and they can also help you troubleshoot.

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by willcomp In reply to PC does not Bootup

First, remove add-in cards (except video) and disconnect power and signal cables from drives.

Then see if it boots. If so sequence components back until you find culprit.

If no boot, remove motherboard, place on foam or cardboard, install memory and video, and connect power supply. You can power on by shorting power switch connectors with a spare jumper. Observe static precautions handling components.

If it won't boot in this minimal configuration, try swapping power supplies, video adapter, and memory. At this point, you will have narrowed possibilities to mobo and CPU if it still won't boot.

I also believe you may have a short which could be caused by failed card or drive or mobo standoff.

Dalton

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by jkaturebe In reply to PC does not Bootup

This is a common problem with cloned machines especially of P Iv processors. Try to short cicuit the cmos battry twice or thrice, ie identify the cmos jumper. Remove it from its normal postion to the next 2 pins. Switch on the machine. It will not switch on, do it for while two times. replace it to its normal position, if the board itself is not faulty, it willswitch on properly.

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by jkaturebe In reply to PC does not Bootup

This is a common problem with cloned machines especially of P Iv processors. Try to short cicuit the cmos battry twice or thrice, ie identify the cmos jumper. Remove it from its normal postion to the next 2 pins. Switch on the machine. It will not switch on, do it for while two times. replace it to its normal position, if the board itself is not faulty, it willswitch on properly.

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