General discussion

Locked

PC power

By Tech010 ·
Here's a strange one. I just got a new AZ31 motherboard. I installed my cards etc. When I plug it on and turn on the power supply, a red light comes on for the hard drive but nothing happend, no beep, fans don't turn on, NOTHING. I've tried 2 power supplies, checked the front panel jumper block, all seems well. The damn power button will not turn on the PC. HELP Please

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

10 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

PC power

by pete1968_be In reply to PC power

could you post some more info about your system, brand of mobo (fica??) type of memory, etc..
Things you can check/do upfront, no overclocking, take out all not needed cards, just vga. Reseat memory, cpu, all connectors. Suspect this to be a ATX power supply, so you have a power switch in the back, and you have to push the button in the front. But if you get back with info we can look further.
Greetz,

Pete

Collapse -

PC power

by Tech010 In reply to PC power

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

PC power

by Tech010 In reply to PC power

This is an FIC board. I did add my AGP graphics card, could that actually cause this problem? I have one 64mb memory chip and an AMD duron 800mhz processor. I didn't over clock. Bus speed is set to 100mhz. This is my first time setting this system up and I haven't yet even gotten power. Yes I have a 300Watt ATX power supply. Thanks, any help would be great

Collapse -

PC power

by centaurus In reply to PC power

A good way to troubleshoot thid kind of problem is to remove everything you dont need and turning on the power as you add components, start just by MB, cpu and speaker, turn on the power, you should hear some beeps, that mean that the MB is alive and is saying you have no mem, next you add mem, turn on and you shoul hear a more prolonged beep, thats Vcard missing, and so on you do this untill your system is build or giving you problems this way you will know exacly where the problem is comming from.
If you dont hear any beep with just your MB and Cpu, your mobo is faulty.

Collapse -

PC power

by Tech010 In reply to PC power

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

PC power

by p.i.b In reply to PC power

Check your connections first. ensure the power switch is connected to the correct pins and acutally short circuits them. Had problems in the past where you wrongly connect in the depths of the case. Next check your IDE cables, is Pin 1 correctly connected? If the cable is reversed the HD will light up but do no more, check the cable. Then check CPU is correctly seated, followed by the memory. then take all of the cars out apart from the video, see if it works then.

Collapse -

PC power

by Tech010 In reply to PC power

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

PC power

by mskiproductions In reply to PC power

To add to the other users answers. This happens when the PC can not complete the POST (power on self test), possible causes can be faulty or improperly installed Memory or CPU, reseat the components and try powering up. If this fails, i have also seen this on an improperly configured bios. If you know, reset the bios (if you dont know how, UNPLUG THE PC FROM THE MAINS, do not just 'turn it off at the back', and find either a jumper or a switch that has something along the lines of "bios clear" or "bios reset". this should be left shorted for at least 30 seconds, un-short the switch/jumper and try powering on again.

If the machine still does not power up, you wil have to start replacing components one at a time, sounds like the power supply is OK as you have a power light come on, starting with the memory (most likely cause and the cheapest to replace), then the CPU and finally the m/board. If possible, if you know someone willing to lend you known working parts, it wil save youspending money on good parts.

I hope this will be of some help to you.

Matthew Shine................................

mskiproductions@yahoo.com

Collapse -

PC power

by Tech010 In reply to PC power

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

PC power

by Tech010 In reply to PC power

This question was closed by the author

Back to Hardware Forum
10 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums