Signs my mobo died?

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#1 Posted by wis3boi (31039 posts) -

It seems I have a hardware failure, but I can't quite put a finger on exactly what.

My dekstop doesn't POST when booting. The boot screen doesn't show, just a black monitor (the monitor is on and getting a signal though).

All the fans are on, no beeping noises. The LEDs on the motherboard for CPU phases get about 3/4 of the way lit up and don't go further.

I've tried:

- reseating the RAM

- unplugging certain harddrives

- changing GPUs

- unplugging the pc, waiting, and rebooting

Could my mobo be kicking the bucket?

#2 Posted by Aldouz (1203 posts) -
Try new CMOS battery =P
#3 Posted by wis3boi (31039 posts) -

seems my mobo is a discontinued product, so...no new parts for that :o

#4 Posted by JohnF111 (14048 posts) -
Yep sounds like the mobo, if you have Windows 7 then you can replace the motherboard and not need to reinstall anything so you'll be fine with a replacement.
#5 Posted by ShadowDeathX (10564 posts) -
Remove the CMOS battery, unplug the computer, and wait 30 minutes. Then put it back in and see if it works. Aren't CMOS batteries universal in size? So you can buy one and put it in the mobo if it doesn't work.
#6 Posted by zaku101 (4325 posts) -

Try a different PSU, I've seen some actually turn on the computer like yours but do nothing more. Also look for blown caps.

#7 Posted by wis3boi (31039 posts) -

after running around confused for a day, I finally found the issue :lol:

The monitor died...well the screen did, but it was still getting power, giving me the impression that the system wasn't booting....silly technology :P

Thanks for all the replies, folks :)

#8 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23434 posts) -

after running around confused for a day, I finally found the issue :lol:

The monitor died...well the screen did, but it was still getting power, giving me the impression that the system wasn't booting....silly technology :P

Thanks for all the replies, folks :)

wis3boi
lol and you ever criticize my posts for being dumb dat