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need some urgent boot up advice please


sunnystaines

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I had rebooted pc windows started and i had just got onto google when the pc turned itself off.

on turning back on cannot get past HDMI CHECK SIGNAL CABLE no bios screen, no bleeps.

opened up pc re set graphics card,checked hdd cables,RAM,checked hdmi cable and plugs, power lead.

all fans start the orange light on MSI X58 moterboard changes from amber to green when i turn the power on.

re booted with w7 disc, tried to boot to bios all no joy.

could a graphics card failure cause this? any other ideas please.

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sunnystaines

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gengiscant

updated the ATI diver yesterday but had restarted ok a few times since then ok, not getting any bleeps but all seems working ok, tried booting with windows dvd no luck on that. re seated everything as well.

all fans working, dvd tray open ok it is as if the monitor is not plugged in. but my own mointor with hdmi and another monitor on dvi both fail to show.

if it is the new driver cannot boot into anything to run backup image or reload windows.

no bleeps now would a dff graphics give that?

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sunnystaines

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at a dead end now till i can get some help with another pc to test the graphics & psu. now using our holiday netbook till then.

for those that offered help thank you for trying.

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daxian

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hi sunny.... just a thought.....do you have the extra 4 pin power lead for the cpu ??? i had a problem with this once, did not seat properly . stopped the pc dead ,but all fans and lights worked....worth a try !

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hssutton

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Obviously not your problem, but I regularly have this problem using HDMI. When starting up the PC I have to switch off the monitor (monitor powers up automatically with the PC) then switch back on again.

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sunnystaines

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hssutton

thanks will try that, just eliminated the graphics card pcworld let me test one of there new cards in my pc without buying free of charge still got the problem they thought it may be the m/b or processor.

clutching at straws will try any tips

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sunnystaines

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end of the line. graphics card, monitor, psu ok its the motherboard despite showing a green light that it was ok.

desktop slung in the garage while i cool off a replacement msi x58 board £169 from novatech, totly fed up with desktop motherboards lasting less than two years, 3rd in a row with limited life. going to get on an aging xp laptop and a holiday netbook might consider a new laptop when w8 comes out and ssd's are put in laptops. do not thing i will build a new desktop unless m/b get cheaper and more reliable. our 22" HD monitor can be a spare tv, as for the c7 quad cpu and 3g of fast ddr3 ram they will have to collect dust, hdd gone into a caddy.

thanks all that tried to help.

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gengiscant

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Should have gone for a P67 mobo with i5 2500K, I normally go for Asus or Gigabyte and in the ten years or so biulding PC's I have only RMA'ed one board. Just been lucky I guess. Punt your CPU, should get a fair price,RAM is ridiculously low priced at the moment so could be toiling to get a good price. PSU, always useful to have a spare.

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rdave13

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sunnystaines, sorry to see this outcome but glad you took the desktop to the garage and not thrown it out the window! If you bought the mobo from Novatec they have free lifetime tech support and was wondering if worth contacting them seeing the motherboard only a couple of years old?

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sunnystaines

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rdave, the motherboard came from novatech, £169 new board, another £60 if i had their support check it out and another £60 for them if they fitted it. then another windows oem thats about £100 too, then there is oem office, going to try and load it on the netbook tomorrow not sure if it will let me as it says only use on computer it was bought with.

i spoke at length on the phone with their support who were helpful but only confirmed the m/b was the fault which i had already discovered.

it was my home built pc and had it running fast, using a slow xp laptop and a slower w7 netbook is not the same. also missing the HD 22" screen. but not building another desktop fed up with limited life of their motherboards. thanks again all who helped.

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rdave13

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Did you buy a 'bundle' or did you install your own CPU? It could be the thermal paste that has deteriorated. Any signs of capacitor bulging or 'smell' on the mobo?

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