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Hi folks, AMD single core CPU Asus mobo A8N-VM RAM 512x2 M Ubuntu 9.04 When I turned on the PC in the morning. It failed to boot. Pressing [Del] had ...
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    Can't start PC


    Hi folks,

    AMD single core CPU
    Asus mobo A8N-VM
    RAM 512x2 M
    Ubuntu 9.04


    When I turned on the PC in the morning. It failed to boot. Pressing [Del] had no function. The [Num Lock],[Cape Lock] and [Scroll Lock] flashed once. Please advise where shall I check.

    TIA

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    Does it display any error message?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Does it display any error message?
    Hi,

    No error message. Nothing displayed on monitor

    B.R.
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    Does you hear any beep sound at starup? Does it allow to enter in BIOS settings?
    First of all, try any other Monitor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Does you hear any beep sound at starup?
    No

    Does it allow to enter in BIOS settings?
    No. Pressing [Del] without response.

    First of all, try any other Monitor.
    I don't think the monitor having problem. The tab [No signal] was moving around on the screen.

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    Sounds like a MB/CPU issue. Might try replacing them one at a time (good excuse to upgrade) and see if it comes back to life.

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    Does it sound like it's humming to life? Making all the usual sounds but not flickering info on the screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazydog View Post
    Sounds like a MB/CPU issue. Might try replacing them one at a time (good excuse to upgrade) and see if it comes back to life.
    Hi,

    I have a spare PSU, complete new. Just replaced the PSU. Still it didn't boot with long beep sound (Ram stick not plugin). Leaving behind is the CPU and Mobo. I have no way to check them.

    This is PC is a standby unit built sometimes. I have a running Athlon duel core working PC with Asus M2N-E mobo. I have no idea whether I can check the CPU there. If YES whether a damaged single core Athlon CPU will cause risk to the running mobo?

    You're right it is time to put this PC to retire permanently. I already have a list of component prepared for sometimes as follow;
    Code:
    AMD PHENOM II X4 955
    ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 DDR3 AMD 790GX ATX AMD Motherboard (video onboard)
    OCZ OCZ3P1333LV4GK DDR3 1333 4G Kit (2Gx2) CL7 2 sets (8G RAM)
    The price of CPU and mobo continue to drop but that of the RAM goes up.

    I need a new box for server only. Video card is NOT important to me. I also can remove the Video card to the new box from the broken PC which is not too old, about 1~2 years. to the new box in case of need.

    B.R.
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