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    **PC WILL NOT START**

    Ok.
    I am running a program and it is doing well. It crashes. Everything freezes. Nothing Moves, no sound, no nothing. I restart. I hear the sounds of the PC starting up, it has no beep on P.O.S.T. (power on self test). It won't do anything. My dad's tried to help me out and he thinks it may be the processor.
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    Anyone got suggestions? ALL ARE WELCOME.
    Please, if you have the SLIGHTEST idea, please reply.
    Thanks for your time.

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    To troubleshoot a no POST you start on the outside of the case and remove all connections other than the power. Turn on and listen for post beep. If you get it connect one item at a time until it stops working. That may be your problem item. If outside case does not work repeat on the inside of the case by disconnceting as many components as you can. You should still get a post beep with no drives connected. If you have more than one stick of RAM remove one at a time. If it is hardware this process can help you identify the problem item.

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    My heatsink patch looks like it has melted a bit and ran downward.
    (We've tried disconnecting many cards.)
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    (hardware failure?) :P (beep in CPU related.. not by soundcard) :P

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    You should get a beep if any hardware has a problem. If nothing is beeping then it's probably the motherboard that's having the problem. When Quarath says to disconnect all the devices and the motherboard beeps on boot, then at least you know the motherboard is functioning.
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    now it does 1 short beep then 1 long continuous beep.

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    Got new processor and tried old processor in another computer.
    Old processor is FRIED. We got new one.
    It still didnt work.
    Lo-and-behold, when we took the power supply off the mobo, the plugs were melted to a crisp. We are now ordering a new mobo.
    Good thing that we are smart enough to purchase things with long warrenties
    We get both the processor and mobo replaced, but we are buying new ones now so I can get back playing sooner. The things that we get back from the companies will go in another computer
    Thanks for the effort to help me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper
    we are buying new ones now so I can get back playing sooner. The things that we get back from the companies will go in another computer
    WOW is right... Did your family just win the lottery or something????

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    hehe those 5volt lines get toastly
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    oh and another thing, would this not have been better in the Hardware forum?
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    no i didn't win the lottery..




    and no i'm not rich either (so don't ask)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal
    Quote Originally Posted by Quarath
    To troubleshoot a no POST you start on the outside of the case and remove all connections other than the power. Turn on and listen for post beep.
    um you are telling him to disconnect his keyboard and mouse and monitor then see if he gets a beep??? If he wasn't getting one before that he will definately get one after!
    You can still get a POST beep without these connected

    But I agree if you are getting codded Beep and have a key as to what they mean that is the best way to determine what is up.

    I think all Mobos should have a visual code it runs during bootup and displays via led what it is on through the process. My new one has this and it made it really easy to tell what device was being loaded when the process stopped.

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    Yeah.... I'l get pictures (i hope) of the toast inside

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    Yea I think its the monitor.

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    Batman.. plz dont reply unless you have actual serious information please.

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