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HELP! Friend's Computer Wont boot

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ShiBDiB, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. ShiBDiB

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    So in the middle of an epic Anno 1404 game my friend decided to plug in his phone into the usb port to charge. This froze his computer forcing him to restart. Now on restart it wont even boot to bios. No keyboard lights, no mouse power. All the fans are running and I can hear the HD spin up,

    Fixes I've tried
    1. Reset BIOS
    2. New RAM
    3. New Video Card
    4. Some weird holding the power button thing I found on some cheapy help forum.
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    5. Disconnected the front USB headers
    6. Tried with RAM out, no beeps

    My guess is the mobo kicked the bucket when he plugged in his phone. Any other idea's?
     
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    check the usb port itself and make sure none of the pins are bent and making contact with the housing
     
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    Their a little bent, so I just unplugged the front USB headers, still no bios.
     
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    try to unplug the 24 pin power then re plugin again
    have you try to turn it on without ram? Does it beep? If beep the board is ok
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    My guess is the PSU is gone . try another PSU .
    OOPPs posted too soon the MB may be gone . if there is no beep when RAM is out .
     
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    Try a new power supply.

    Edit: Great minds, trickson.
     
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    I'll give an old PSU a go. I'm doubtful tho
     
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    Yeah, if it isn't the PSU, it is more than likely the motherboards. But I've seen this symptom with both.
     
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    I myself as well had both symptoms in the past. One was motherboard failure, the other was power supply. Just backing up your statements trickson and newtekie.
     
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    No beep when the RAM is removed doesn't instantly mean motherboard. If the PSU is gone and isn't supply power to the 4/8 Pin then the CPU can't be initialized. So the POST never gets to the point where it checks RAM and beeps.
     
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    No luck with either backup psu, so looks like the mobo is bad
     
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    That sucks, I'd say the mobo is definitely gone then.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yep that sucks man . The MB is done for . Sorry for that I hope you can get it fixed for him soon .
     
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    Do you have any USB devices plugged in at all? Remove ALL of them and try.
     

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