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    My PC froze the other day. I rebooted it and received a black screen with no POST. I left it alone for 30 minutes and retried. This time it started up and reported a bad memory stick and asked me to save the configuration. I turned it off at this stage thinking Id just take out a mem stick and find out which one is bad. However, no combination of removal and changing (x2 512mb sticks) made any difference. Each time after I turned it on after that error message I get a black screen with no HDD activity or anything. Last night I unplugged everything (HDD, both DVD drives the G/card, both mem sticks) and still nothing happens when I power on.

    Im thinking my m/board is fried but Im open to suggestions.
    Jex.


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    I would eliminate the power supply as the culprit first.

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    • #3
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      Thanks Leejo - all the fans are working so I guess that means I have power. there is also a small green led on the M/board (i think - will have to check) that lights up as well. Oh and BTW is a compaq Evo 510 mini tower.
      Jex.

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        Hmm. Well I do have some good news. Now the avatars are looking goofy on my pc! In this thread, mine looks right and yours is corrupt. Or maybe it's this new medicine I bought from the guy on the corner.

        Compaq huh? Lots of proprietary stuff in there or are all the components mix and match-able? What's the last thing you changed on the machine? New component or screen resolution? Anything?

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          Hmm. Well I do have some good news. Now the avatars are looking goofy on my pc! In this thread, mine looks right and yours is corrupt. Or maybe it's this new medicine I bought from the guy on the corner.

          Compaq huh? Lots of proprietary stuff in there or are all the components mix and match-able? What's the last thing you changed on the machine? New component or screen resolution? Anything?

          I took my machine down several months ago by increasing the screen resolution. Wouldn't boot at all - just a black screen. I was thinking the same thing but it turned out I'd fried the psu.

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          • #6
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            Jex it sounds like Power Supply. Since it's cheap to replace try it first. Don't buy a cheapo brand though. If that doesn't do the trick try resetting your bios anytime you make Hardware changes. It's a jumper on the motherboard. If none of those work then it is time for a new one. I recommend nForce chipset.


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            • #7
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              Well my PC is working - for now.

              I brought it in today to work to swap some ram around but instead it just booted up. The only thing different I did was remove the kb and mouse. This time it reported no KB, mouse but also the PC clock was not correct - so it looks as though my battery has died but this shouldn't cause this problem, should it?
              Jex.

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