I am not advanced with hardware, I can build my own systems fine but I can't get too far with troubleshooting problems on my own.
Anyway, basically, I am building a computer for my dad for office work:
Asus A7N266-VM (built-in video, sound, and nic)
AMD Duron 1.3GHz
256MB DDR PC2100
20GB Western Digital hard drive
LG 24x10x40 cd-writer
PSU is a Macron MPT-300, just what came with the case
It will power on, the cpu fan goes, hard drive powers up, keyboard, floppy, and cdrom lights flash, but there is no video and it will not POST.
I have been working on this for about 12 hours now and based on what I have found in my searches on Google and Anandtech, this is what I have tried thus far:
1. Check standoffs (it is grounded fine and I tried it outside of the case)
2. Remove all components except cpu, memory, and video card
3. Clear CMOS (no jumper, but I removed the battery and shorted the solder points)
4. Check speaker, make sure is plugged in properly since there might be beeps I don't hear
5. Check PSU voltage
6. Check LEDs (don't know why, heh, but someone suggested it)
I think that is all, is there anything else I could try, or dare I just assume that the motherboard is bad?
What does it mean when I remove the RAM and try to power it on, and there are no error beeps like there is suppose to be?
Originally posted by Webdude If it is an AGP video card, you have to set it in the Bios as it defaults to PCI/Onboard (depending on the mboard). Since it's an AGP, you wont get video if it is on the default setting.
OR if you are using the onboard and have it set to AGP, you wont get video.
As a tech, that would have been my first thing to check anyway
How am I suppose to see anything in the Bios without being able to see video or without it even POSTing?
Anyway, I fixed it, just a jumper problem, for some reason one of the jumpers was not set to default like it should have been, not sure why since I didn't touch any of them.