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Odd Mobo issue, possibility?

Q: Odd Mobo issue, possibility?

A week ago, while playing a WoW, the screen goes black and a moment later it looks like it is snowing red and blue dots. A second later and the display returns but all of the textures are in the wrong positions and torn in different locations.

Eventually booting up would cause the same thing to occur from the BIOS screen onward. I can't get a recognizable display to even work in windows now. My first guess was of course that the video card had went bad, yet it was less then a year old. The whole machine is.

I've already hooked up a new moniter with the same results. I've also put ina different PCI express video card, the problem was a bit different with a different card but still unmanagablle. Letters and numbers would display on the screen but would be of different colors and would periodically change. Say for example: The word "Number" would switch between "Number" and "Jumber". The first letter would alternate between N and J.

What would cause this to happen? It dosn't sound like a video issue at all at this point unless the PCI Express slot has went bad but different color numbers and alternating letters and numbers dosn't seem to fall anywhere in that catagory? Am I looking at a mobo or maybe a CPU problem?

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A: Odd Mobo issue, possibility?

this could be hard to isolate. Simplify by removing everything except the video card, ram, and mobo w/ CPU.

then POST. if you still have issues it is your mobo if you have swapped video cards.

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Thank You.
key type: HJPOL
global: HKLM
Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
value" DisableRegistryTools
Data: 0
RogueKiller V8.5.2 [Feb 23 2013] by Tigzy
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Website : http://tigzy.geekstogo.com/roguekiller.php
Blog : http://tigzyrk.blogspot.com/
Operating System : Windows XP (5.1.2600 Service Pack 3) 32 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Admin [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 10/05/2013 16:08:17
| ARK || FAK || MBR |
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 0 ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 1 ¤¤¤
[HJPOL] HKLM\[...]\System : DisableRegistryTools (0) -> FOUND
¤¤¤ Particular Files / Folders: ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ Driver : [LOADED] ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ HOSTS File: ¤¤¤
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A:registry issue: HJPOL and malware/virus possibility?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Delete your current version of RogueKiller.Download and run the latest version.--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+You can safely fix this item.[HJPOL] HKLM\[...]\System : DisableRegistryTools (0) -> FOUNDPost a fresh log.Run the AdwCleaner tool and remove all items found.===Let me know of any issues with this computer.

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Hey, I recently put together a PC and I've been having problems with it since. When I initially built it, the specs were:

i7 920 2.67GHz
Asus p6t Motherboard
8gb RAM
500gb Sata II HD
ATI Radeon HD 3870x2 (the card with with 2 GPU's)
500W unbranded PSU
1 added 120m coolermaster fan

Shortly after I started using my PC there was a power surge that knocked the power supply out. I recently got a new power supply. A 650W Silverstone PSU that I thought was more than enough for this. The problem that would occur now is that the computer would restart during games and sometimes while processing/rendering videos in adobe premiere.

When I would enable the 'crossfire' option on my card (to enable both GPU's to work) the computer would no longer just 'restart' the entire screen would hang or the colours would go out of sync shortly after which I'd have to restart the computer. This having happened I assumed the problem was with the graphics card, not the new 650W silverstone I got. I upgraded to a newer card; Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX460 768mb. The specs are now as follows:

i7 920 2.67GHz
Asus p6t Motherboard
8gb RAM
500gb Sata II HD
Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX460 768mb
650W silverstone PSU
1 added 120m coolermaster fan

After upgrading, games like modern warfare 2 will restart in missions that has a lot of smoke, during a standard windows assessment process the computer will also restart.

There is no overheating issue, the te... Read more

A:PC restart during graphic-intensive tasks. PSU issue? GPU issue? Mobo issue?

You've got Asus motherboard, hence the first thing I'll look at considering the issues you are having, is at RAM settings/voltage in the board's BIOS, these should be exactly the same as on RAM packaging, but even that doesn't guarantee that it may not be the issue, so basically you'll need to fiddle around a bit with settings/voltage in case default specs doesn't work.

You may also consider stress testing your graphic card using OCCT (including vRam). Regards

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We went away on vacation for 2 weeks. I unplugged my computer, but my father-in-law left his in (plugged into a surge protector). We come back from our vacation and his computer won't turn on. I take it downstairs, plug it in and as soon as I plug it in, the light on the motherboard comes on and the fan turns on, but that's it. No post, no running hard drive.

I tested each stick of RAM individually with no results. In order to turn the computer off, I have to unplug it. The power button is orange (should be green unless Dell changed that for some reason), and the hard drive light stays on (though it isn't running). No matter how long I hold the power button, nothing happens.

His computer is a Dell Optiplex GX270, service tag 8R70H31. That's all the info I can give ya.

forgot to mentioned that I checked the mobo for any burn marks and didn't find anything. And everything is plugged in good. Took it all out and plugged it all back in.

A:Power issue? mobo issue?

So far from what i've been able to tell, it appears to be automatically turning on and booting into stand-by mode, and just won't come out of it.

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Hi gang You guys seem to know a lot about these things so I hope someone answers!
I had a hard disk fail on me (primary hdd error) and i connected it to my other working computer to see if there was life in it. I was able to read files on the HDD and stuff but it turned out later that it was defect anyway and that I couldn't reinstall windows on it or install much or anything. Was impossible.

Anyway the day after i disconnected that HDD the computer froze on the desktop screen completely and i resetted computer only to find cmos checksum error and floppy disk error message (which would mean failure to read my old HDDs i guess rather than a floppy disk). Actually before that the monitor would often give me "no signal" error or something of that sort when i would start up, and the frequency of that happening has been getting higher and higher until now it won't even show anything, ever.

The times it did get signal there were those checksum error messages on startup. Pressing F1 to continue resulted in a blue screen and an auto restart. So i went into bios settings and changed things but to my surprise the settings did not save any more no matter what.

So did the hard disk somehow destroy my motherboard? And will it do the same to any other computer I connect it to? Fixed up the original pc by getting a completely new hard disk and installing everything from scratch, but I'm afraid of connecting this "broken" one to the computer to... Read more

A:Mobo issue

could it be something completely different like power supply malfunction?

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Hi Guys and Gals!

So let me lay everything out on the line here for you all. I have a computer that does not post. It worked one morning before I went to work, and when I came home, the system was frozen and I could not get it to work, so I restarted it and thus we are at this issue.

I have tried everything I can think of for this problem and nothing is working. I have been doing everything I can, over a total of 6 months (you may be able to see why I'm rather frustrated now).

I have bench tested this board, cpu and ram. Fail
I have removed ram and tested board an cpu. Fail
Replaced Ram. Fail.
Sent in processor for RMA. Received back, no issues from AMD. Fail.
Sent in motherboard to ASUS, received a replacement. Fail.
Replaced PSU, Fail
Works with an AMD x2 5000+BE

The CPU is an AMD Athlon x4 Phenom 9850+ BE.
The Ram is a 4GB Kit of G.Skill Pi Series.

Supposedly, all parts I have are good and working, but do not work together.
I am at the point that I will never buy an ASUS board again, but do however want to get this working. It is not a CPU problem as that was tested at AMD. It is not a board issue, as that was replaced. It is not a RAM issue as that was replaced. It is not a PSU issue as that was replaced. The only thing that points a finger is that it works with a 5000+. I have upgraded BIOS to version 1502, but I cannot get it to work with the 9850+

Is there anybody out there that can help me fix this problem before I decide to start from... Read more

A:Mobo issue?

please read my NO POST guide in the guides forum. Also ASUS boards are VERY ram particular and only support specific brands/ types. RTFM.

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Hey all,

Im hoping to get your opinions on a problem I have been having with my latest build. The computer is running 4GB of ram on Windows Server Enterprise 2003 SP2 R2.

With all 4 GB of ram installed, the processor never idles... It is always above 20% and usually is in the 50-100% range... For a few days I thought this was a windows issue as the issue only started occuring after I installed SP1 and continuing after SP2 and R2 (its a new build starting from W2K3 Ent so SP1, 2 and R2 were installed after the OS as updates)

After applying all Windows Updates and still having this issue I started to inspect my hardware... Running DFT, Memtest and MOBO Test... All Passed no issues found...

Annoyed and out of ideas I opted to run Memtest again to see if the memory was failed in some way... this time instead of turning it on and walking away, i sat and watched it (about as interesting as watching paint peel but it gave me the best clue)...

Memtest loaded up and started running...I noticed a disturbing pattern in the first 3 tests... The test would start and run very quickly... then it would hit 50-70% complete and it would slow down... that last 30-50% of each would take 20 minutes or more to complete as where the first 50-70% would take maybe 5 minutes to run...

I decided to test the memory by pulling the 2-3gb chip and 3-4gb chip (dual Channel socket pair 2 = sockets 2 and 4) and re-ran memtest... shot through the first 3 tests in about 15-20 minutes...

Booted into win... Read more

A:Ram or MOBO issue?

Many boards have problems with all four ram slots populated. Check to see if there are any bios updates that address ram problems.

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i had an a8n32 motherboard and tried to help determine what was wrong with my sisters computer so i used mine as a guinea pig, testing all her parts untill after i tested her video card it killed my mobo, anyway so i bought a new mobo, actually same one but i got it used on ebay because i was no where to be found.

So i decide to make a risky move boot my old HDD on this mobo figuring being the same exact board i shouldnt have a problem and i did boot into windows and rescue my file but after that, thats when things got bad, itd commonly freeze while booting at random phases
, i eventually got quite angry and tried to format (where i am now and for the past few days) it will not format it will freeze at random points again sometimes in windows setup sometimes during the format itself its very sporadic and im feeling like im out of options i have bios 1103 on the board and doubt going to 1205 will help, resetting bios has done nothing either.

I assumed if i could at least format the HD i could get it working but i cannot even get that far what are my options? I have ordered today a new HD figuring when it arrives seeing as its BLANK i should be able to install windows on it and this issue may go away, was this a premature decision?

What are my options, i mean is the mobo gone too? it still post beeps and goes to a certain point and freezes the freeze point changes everytime, im quite frustrated and i know i made a bad call booting to windows the first time but i had no othe... Read more

A:New mobo issue


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I was working on one of my friends computer, an old hp pavilion and it won't turn back on. im guessing all i have to do is reset the mobo but im not sure where the switch is or if there even is one for that matter. the power supply starts up for a second, fans go and such but then it cuts off. i know it's not the power supply or chord because i tried two others and same result. sry i don't have the exact model but could anyone help me with this?

A:mobo/psu issue

Sounds like somethin's shortin. If you installed a new mobo recently, you may have put a riser in the wrong place. I hope you didnt force the CPU into the socket. That will wreck it. If it wont go it, turn it around till it goes in. You really need to provide us with more infirmation of what you dod. Did you move the risers when you installed the new mobo at all?

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im having a little bit of an issue here. my computer is
acting very very strange. if its not one thing its the next.
I used to have a problem when my video card would malfunction
and the graphics on any program would twist and turn,
freezing my computer (or shutting off my video card). since
then I replaced the video card and this problem stopped, but
right at the end of my old video card another issue popped
up. booting would get stuck at the windows loading screen and
sometimes on the first screen to come up, the bios screen.
After about 8 trys my computer will get past both of the
points and acually start up. Just recently it has started a
new problem, after I finally get it started it now wants to
freeze randomly while im in the middle of anything and shut
my video card off (brand new video card). I thought this may
have been a virus so I switched hard drives, and its still
happening. this cant be an issue with my power supply, thats
new too. the only thing is my mother board but im not sure.

my mother board does have a warranty, should I replace it along with the cpu and heatsink? or is there another problem going on? or is this an easy fix im just not seeing?

A:mobo issue.. i think

Difficult to speculate without knowing the brand and model, or the motherboard part number, or the hard drives you used, but
It could still be a bad video card, or a hard drive, or memory failure, or a bad cpu fan, or no thermal paste in the heat sink.
I would begin by running the free memtest86 for four hours or seven passes, just to rule it out.
Then I would be sure you have the latest drivers for the video card, and that it is not using the old drivers. Sometimes the drivers just don't go away when you install a new card.
Finally, I would use a 7200 rpm drive that you can totally reformat and reinstall.
What you describe doesn't mimick bad motherboard behavior.

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Have a x58 mobo with i7 920 processor and are having issues with reported memory, it has 12GB installed but sometimes it shows 12 and sometines only 8GB, if I turn it off and reseat the memory it usually shows 12 until I reboot the computer. pc is about 9mth old.
Any suggestions as to the problem?

A:Memory issue with X58 mobo

tried updating the BIOS?

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hey folks,

just put together a new computer- motherboard/processor/video card, etc.. everything has gone great. went through bios set up with no issues.

but..... when i hooked up my yamaha cdrw to the internal audio connectors to the on board "sound card" i found that i only have mono output on the right side. no balance.

and... the cdrw and music on my hard drive will play through win amp but i get absolutely no sound from windows media player (which may be a gift in itself since i cannot stand that program).


after puuling every rabbit out of my hat, i suspect that since the onboard sound is six channel audio and that the"green" output is the center channel for 6 channel out put just might be the problem but when i loaded the software from the factory disc there is no provision for changing the settings to some other config. like the manual says there is. of course the green output input plug is the correct jack for two channel stereo.

here is a rather lengthy summary of my system- sorry-

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003, 2004 Lavalys, Inc. ]-----------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v1.51.195
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer RIKJON (family room)
Generator john ward
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2005-12-02
Time 07:59
--------[ Summary ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------... Read more

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I seem to have a problem that quite a few people have mentioned (but no working solution has been found that I can find).

After plugging everything in and then flicking the power switch on my power supply (not on the PC box) all the fans start up but it seems like nobody is at home. No beeps and only one green light on the box that doesn't flash or flicker. Monitor doesn't register anything and no POST or bios information shows up.

My specs are:

Asrock AM2NF3-VSTA Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz
1GB PGI DDR2-667 RAM (667MHz)
1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 Elixir (800MHz)
Western Digital 160GB HHD
ENERMAX EG365P-VE FMA 1.3 ATX12V 350W Power Supply

I bought the board because my AGP is still strong enough for what I need but I wanted to start using a 64 bit processor.

I've tried switching RAM sticks and slots and using only one chip and but no change. The power seems to start up as soon as the PS is switched on. Holding down the power button on the box does't shut it down and the reset button doesn't seem to have any effect either.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Power up issue with new mobo

I have seen this on one or more occasions and it turned out to be a bad motherboard. Also, if I had another power supply to test with;I would try that too. Its possible you may have a standby problem. Do you have a power supply checker?

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My Specs:
EVGA P55 LE motherboard (LGA 1156)
Intel i7 processor
8GB G-Skill RAM
9600 GSO video card
Windows 7

Every hour or so, my computer will lock up, followed by a BSOD. After the BSOD, my system hard drive (solid state) can not be detected. I have to turn the computer off completely, then on again in order for that hard drive to be detected by the BIOS.

What I've Tried:
-reinstalled the OS (this wasn't the worst thing in the world, seeing as it helped me get rid of a stubborn rootkit virus that I have had for a couple months)
-reset the CMOS.

Other Info:
-My CPU temp seems fine. It's a little high at 50C, but that shouldn't make any difference.
-No hardware changes have taken place recently.

Still having the issue.
I'm really just looking for confirmation before I drop money on a new mobo.

A:Does this sound like a MOBO issue?

Its very possible the problem could be the harddrive and not the motherboard.But id have it checked out to be sure before u spend money on something that might not be the problem.

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Finally got everything together and the nerve to flip on the switch, thanks to the advice that I have gained from some great people here.

Though when booting it does something that I have never seen a PC do before and it has me wondering.

Like any system the first thing displayed is the bios. "Fasttrak 378 BIOS 1.00.037".

Then it goes on to a second line "Scanning for IDE"

After it has several periods posted after the Scanning for IDE, it then states.

" No drive attached to Fasttrak controller, The Bios is not installed"

What exactly is it telling me. I searched Asus's site for info of this nature, and come up empty handed.

I have been able to go on and install windows and the software/drivers needed for other hardware, with out any trouble. Along with copying everything I wanted from my previous PC on to this system, again surprisingly no trouble....yet.

A:BIOS, HHD, or MoBo Issue????

I found this.



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I've just put an Abit AT7 mobo (Socket A) into a case and hooked up HD , CD . 400W PSU (it's just a starter machine for the kids so they stop wrecking mine lol!) . Mouse and keyboard are USB . AT7 is a weird board - usual 3 audio jacks , 2 firewire ports , ethernet and 4 x USB . No PS/2 .
Problem is I cant use the keyboard ( I guess I need to load the driver for it ) so cant get to installing an OS or into BIOS . It's like the old "Keyboard Error - Press Any Key To Continue" thing .
Have any of you good people worked with this mobo / had this problem before . If so , how did you get round it ?
All advice gratefully received .....

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I have a HP Pavilion m7480n. I have been all over the place with this computer(fixing for a friend) Long story short couldn't clean install onto it so i sysprep'ed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit onto a 500g hdd and dropped it in.

Now win 7 starts and "runs" for 5 to 25 mins on average periodically BSOD'ing with a 124 error code.
I have already eliminated RAM and HDD as culprits.
Ran Windows memory tester and Memtest on multiple sticks all turned out fine.
Ran sfc/scannow and Western Digitals Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows.
All turned out fine.

This has an external GPU that was the first driver i updated.

I have removed all removable components and cords and reattached them.

I cleaned all areas with compressed air.

Tried windows recovery disc(just hangs indefinitely)

What are the chances this is MOBO and CPU related? If i were to install a new MOBO and CPU could you hypothesize that solving my issue?

Or the GPU?
Ok I have installed BIOS 3.17 - No change

Updated my chipset drivers - No change

Installed and ran the Intel INF Update utility - No change

Figuring it might be a heat issue I removed the heat sink and CPU Cleaned both reapplied thermal paste and repositioned. I thought this was it for sure because let me tell you it looked like this computer ran for 7 years in the desert. There was so much dirt build up in the heat sink and fan it wasn'... Read more

A:BCCODE 124 tried everything. Mobo issue?

Your minidump file would not load in my debugger. Upload them to this post using the Manage Attachments at the bottom in Advanced.

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this is a very strange problem that i have been having for about a week now with no resolution. it all started randomly and i had not made any changes recently to software or hardware.

background info:
ecs nforce 570 mobo
3gb ram (3 sticks of 1gb each)
intel pentium d 3.0ghz
250 gb sata hd
xp pro
no power surges in the area lately

one evening last night i went to use my machine and it was frozen in the xp screen saver. i restarted and it would only get to the xp splash screen then it would freeze. i figured that the install must have gotten corrupted so i attempted to run chkdsk from the xp cd but i could not even get to the recovery colsole before the system was frozen. i decided to plug my hdd into my laptop via usb to see if i could see it at all - i could see everything so i backed up my files and wiped the drive. i re attach the hdd to my desktop and try to do an install but to no avail. - i would get to the partition selection screen then it would freeze. so i decided to try and IDE drive that i had around and i was able to get a little further but still about after the format screen in xp setup it would freeze. so now i am thinking maybe memory issue or heat related so i took out my memory and tried it with just one stick for each stick and was still having similar issues. the furthest i was able to get in the xp install was the part after the reboot and it says 39 min left and thats where it froze. that was with 1 stick of ram and the IDE drive. i was thinking heat... Read more

A:Possible Mobo or heat issue??

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I have a Sony Vaio desktop running XP Pro. The motherboard has 4 memory slots. Each slot has a 256MB stick. The board can support up to 2G. I went away for the weekend. Before I left I turned off my computer. When I got home, I turned it on and it was caught in a restarting loop. Tried to boot safe mode, and from the XP disk. Same issue. Randomly decided to switch the memory around. It almost booted, so I took all memory out and put each stick in 1 at a time and rebooted each time. All memory is good. With slot 0 and 1 populated the computer works fine. When I populate slot 2 and/or 3, the problem comes back. Is the mobo done? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

A:Memory or mobo issue

I think that sounds like a motherboard problem. What you could try is choosing 2 sticks of the RAM and putting them in the two working slots 0 and 1. Then put the same two sticks of ram into slots 2 and 3 and see if it works. If not then it is a motherboard issue.

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OK I am sure I will leave something out but here it goes. I have built many computers (Over 40) with barely any issues. But of course, now I decide to built myself a new computer and I have issues.

Here are the parts

3.4 P4 550 CPU
Corsair VS1GBKIT533D2 1GB Kit DDR2-533 PC2-4200 Value Select Memory
80 gig SATA Maxtor Hard Drive
Lite On DVD Drive and Dual Layer Burner
Asus ATI x300 128mb card (I will upgrade later)
Aspire Navigator X Case with stock 450 PS

and finally the part giving me the issues
Asus P5AD2-E Premium Motherboard

I plug everything up and WOW the computer does not turn on. I unhooked everything except for the 2 power plugs (20 pin ATX & 4 Pin 12v), the PW switch on the case and motherboard, CPU and it still does not work. My PS has got the 20 pin ATX connector of course and the MB the 24 pin. In the Asus book it states "When using an ATX 12 V PSU with a 20 pin power plug, make sure that it can provide at least 15 A on the +12 V lead, and the minimum power of 350W. Use of a ATX 12V PSU with a 20 pin power plug is not recommended". That is word for word out of the book. At work, I am a Network and Help Desk Administrator and so I made sure to narrow it down to the Motherboard. I tested the power supply with a 20 pin MB and it worked fine. I thought it might be the switch on the case, I tried it out on another motherboard it worked fine. The only thing I get when I leave the top 4 pins empty on the motherboard is the Power LED on the mo... Read more

A:24 pin MOBO Issue...PLEEEEEEEESE Help

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I replaced the motherboard in my daughter's PC, because the old one wouldn't boot or go into the BIOS. To keep expenses as low as I could, I decided to re-use the old case, chip (1.2 Ghz AMD Duron) and drives. My choices were limited, because it is a "socket A" chip. I also TRIED to re-use the memory, but it wouldn't boot, so I bought 256 meg of RAM, as recommended by the board mfg., EPoX. I first tried to boot up with just the monitor, mouse, and keyboard attached (no drives), and it will boot the first time. (The EPoX mobo instructions say to select "Load Optimized Defaults" when you enter the CMOS setup utility.) This will work the first time you do it and then when you click on "save & exit" as instructed, the pc freezes up. Keystrokes have no effect. If you reset the pc, and then press "delete" to go back into BIOS during the POST, it will not work. It hangs on the last screen. If I turn the unit off, reset the CMOS, and then start all over, I can get into the BIOS, and try to set the date/time. It will hang again, and not go into the BIOS again. i have no way to get into the OS because the hard drive has been formatted. Any ideas?
BTW, I am the adventurous type and will try to fix most anything, but I'm NOT a geek.
Thanks in advance.

A:BIOS or mobo issue?

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Here is the deal, I took my computer completely apart to clean it, put it all back together, fresh install of win 7 and now its giving me issues. when booting, it will hang right after the windows logo pops up, or it will let me login, then after a while either freeze, or the screen will go black and i will have to hit the reset button. it will either have me boot normally or go through the startup repair, that does nothing.
win 7
P4 - liquid cooled
2 Gig ddr RAM
Any ideas???

A:I give up, mobo issue?

Also, my monitors have been getting little lines on the screens, my Video card is Nvidia Geforce FX 5200

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Hey guys, I need your help.
A couple of days ago I bought a new mobo (Asus 970 pg/aura) to replace my overheating MSI and some faster RAM along with it. I installed everything without a problem, made a fresh Win 7 installation and... ran into these issues:

1) The whole screen seems out-of-focus: text is blurry, icons and pictures have jagged edges and generally fixing my eyes on one point on the screen causes eye strain. Here's a picture taken from a football manager game, mine is on the left, the one on the right is someone else's (google images): https://imgur.com/a/zWQvQ . No amount of messing with contrast, gamma or brightness has fixed this.

2) Videos. The picture is great as long as there's someting static, like a logo or a background of some sorts. But as soon as people start talking or the camera moves, the picture becomes real blurry and somewhat pixolated. Like if I switched from 1080 to 320 or there was a refresh issue. When the movement slows down, the picture gets better and there's visible focusing process. There's also strange color saturation at times.
Screenshot 1 - little motion, doesnt look like 1080, but still decent: https://imgur.com/a/OAGsn
Screenshit 2 - in motion, notice the pixels and blur: https://imgur.com/a/NSEbt

3) Games and pictures. Blur and jagged edges again. This is what happends when I zoom in to a 1080 picture: https://imgur.com/a/V207i . The pixolation and jagged edges around the mirror are a perfect example of... Read more

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OK Fellas, I am back to pick your brain again if I may??

I had posted a thread earlier this week about a odd mobo issue. Well, to follow up on the issue, I have put the same type of motherboard on an identical case and relativly having the same issue. I have the mobo outside the case, hooked up to narrow any shorts with the case, and I have made sure the PS is cabable of powering the componets, and everything under the God Given sun to do to this thing and IT IS STILL SHORTING OUT..... I mean I have been doing this for almost 4 years for this compny and just recently finished my A+ classes and for pete sake I can not figure this freakin thing out. I have extra boxes I can try, but power swithes don't match up and they are just not exactly compatable..... Help if you can. I am up for anything( stop it don't go there ..... . haha

Thaks guys for your help!! OH by the way I was reading some threads on the Meeting spot forum and you all are too funny. Especially Phantasm 66, and arrius( sp?), and didauo( sp?!?) You all sound like a bunch of my friends that banter back and fourth.

Yall rock!!!

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I am trying to install a Abit AN7 , this is my 2nd build with this mobo, 3rd build overall. Everything fans, cpu fan leds, all go on fine, this board shows post codes on board itself, shows me bios is in booting up process. I get nothing to the monitor, I tried different monitor, (the monitor is plugged straight into the graphics card) , tried a different graphics card, 2 different psu's'different cables, srry, didnt mention this was with only the memory, graphics card, cpu only. Any suggestions ?, i'll take them all,thx.

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I recently got a new mobo and 2 more 1gb sticks of ram. All 4 sticks are 1gb, PC2, 5300 (2 are PNY and 2 are Kingston) In my BIOS it seems they are running at 266mhz but they are suppose to be 667mhz any reason I don't get the option to go higher than 400mhz (when I used 400mhz it wouldn't boot) Also, when I right click properties under "My Computer" it only says 3gb of ram. Any ideas/suggestions are appreciated.

mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157124

2gbram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134045

2gbram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178133&ATT=20-178-133&CMP=OTC-17exta6&nm_mc=OTC-17exta6&cm_mmc=OTC-17exta6-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-PNY+Technologies++Inc.-_-20178133

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I have transplanted a Compaq motherboard 5180US 470013-873 into a antec case.

I cannot figure out how to attach the power switch lead to the mobo. Are there certain rules that apply to the pin layout on all motherboards? by that I mean is the top row positive and the bottom negative or vice versa?

Of the many variations I have tried so far, I do not get the results I am wanting. Either nothing happens at all or the pc fires up the moment I plug it in before I even push the power switch on the front panel and that ceratainly isn't right.

I did google for the pin layout diagram but didn't see what I needed

Any suggestions.........

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Hello im in the middle of a huge repair of a PC. After checking each part as a possible suspect of computer failure (Powers on sometimes, Will not power on other times. NOT heat related nor PSU as it has been tested to work) it has come down to CPU and mobo. Im planning on getting a new mobo first, checking to see if this solves the issue, then buying a CPU last. Im asking for advice, this sounds like a mobo issue, i havent checked the capacitors yet but tonight i will, Or is this a CPU issue? Is it safe to transfer over the CPU even if i suspect it to be a dying chip without hurting the new mobo? Thanks

A:E7500 or mobo issue

Its nearly impossible to tell...guess and check.

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I built a new pc with a i7 920 processor, an ASUS P6T deluve v2 mobo with 12GB of Corsair memory (6x2GB) and am having intermittent issues with the memory. The problem being that sometimes when I turn on the machine it will only recognise 8GB of memory, if I turn off the machine and reseat the memory it detects it all for a while and then it will lose the 4GB again.
It aslso won't run the Windows Experience index but reboots the machine part way through the test, I suspect this may also be memory related.
I will shortly update the BIOS to see if it resolves the issue but was wondering if you guys have any experience of this?

A:Memory issue with X58 mobo

Try running memtest86+ on each memory module to identify if there are any problems with the RAM sticks. I've heard that some motherboards often become unstable having all memory slots populated. Just a supposition. Actually such a thing should not happen.

Also go into BIOS and set the RAM timings and voltage to those specified by Corsair for your modules.

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OK. I have an pretty old computer that ive fixed up, so to speak. I bought a new hard drive, and its all plugged in, and it works fine. my only problem is that this computer's BIOS says that it IS bootable by cd, but in reality it isnt. Also, im trying to set up an OS on this new drive, and cant get anything to install. Ive tried using boot floppies w/ cd-rom support to boot the OS installer, but when my BIOS gets to the "Please insert bootable media into the appropriate drive" prompt, whether or not there is a floppy/cd-rom in any drive, the computer shuts down after about 3 seconds after pressing <enter>. Ive tried removing the MOBO battery, RAM, all IDE cables and replacing them, but still nothing. I also wish to mention that my floppy LED light is ALWAYS on, and when i try to flip over the cable, the computer doesnt detect it. When i put floppies in, it doesnt even try to read them. Could it be a floppy drive problem causing all of this? I have extra floppy drives to spare....

thanks for the input



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Just built a new machine using p5wd2 asus motherboard. Using dual core 3.4 ghz, 2 gig ddr-2 ram.

The problem is that some how the bios keeps getting altered upon reboot from its default settings, and I have to hit f2 to reset bios to default after every reboot.

The error is gives is something like overclock failed. Which I have not attempted to overclock the machine at all. I want it to run its default bios, and keep it that way. Some how this is not happening, and I am forced to hit f2 every reboot.

I downloaded and successfully flashed the bios to latest version, on its own ez-flash reboot, I had to hit f2 in order for bios to load and go to windows.

Im concerned this is some flaw in the motherboard.

Every part for this machine is brand new, just built it 2 days ago and have been fighting this problem ever since. Video card and power supply have both been verified as not a problem.

Basically losing bios settings every reboot. tried pulling battery, didnt help. I can try a new battery, but its a brand new mobo. So not sure what else could cause bios to forget or mess its settings every reboot.

A:Bios/Mobo Issue

It could have been a bad flash. corruption in the bios will cause it to reset every boot.

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Ok ladies and gents, I'm a bit stumped with this most recent issue brought to me by a friend's dad. Gotta love the fact that since you know computers you are everyone's tech guy

I'll preface the issue with the computer itself. He has an eMachines T6216 with an ATi x1300 Pro (256mb) PCI-E card.

Anyway, onto the issue. For the past month or so his computer has been experiencing weird booting habits. You push the power button and receive power and everything appears to be working (hd spinning, leds flashing, etc etc). However, there is no display. In order to get the computer to boot with a display he was having to hold the power button down for four seconds to manually turn the machine off, then quickly press the button again and presto! Everything worked from then on. He said this didn't happen EVERY time he did a cold boot, but the majority of the time.

So now down to the main issue. Today I received a phone call asking me to stop by and take a look at his comp, that he wasn't getting any video out of the card. However, when using the onboard video he booted just fine.

Right away I think its something simple as the card slid out of its slot or something amateur like that. Hoping it's that simple at least, because it is about 10pm and I'd rather not go on a house call this late for something that isn't an easy fix.

Either way, I get there and I check the card and it was seated fine. No lose connections at all. So I proceed to ... Read more

A:Mobo/Video Card Issue

e-machines do have problems. As for this case the only thing you can do is try another Slot(AGP or PCI) with another graphics card. Perhaps you could borrow one from a local PC shop or another friend to test with.

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I haven't really had any problems with my IDE RAID until I installed XP x64, it doesn't seem to work, When I load up XP 32 I am able to see my 2 drives on the IDE RAID, but in x64 it will not load, I have used the newest drivers off of giga's web site the "ITE GigaRAID IT8212F BetaF1.7.2.0" I know it says beta but it seems it should work but with bugs, hmm...

anyone help?

A:GigaRAID on GA-K8NNXP MoBo issue

If you're using the nVidia SATA connectors, use this driver -> LINK
If you're using the Silicone Image connectors, this one -> LINK

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These are my specs:

Mobo: MSI 880GMS-E35 motherboard
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 - 965 3.4Ghz
RAM: Kingston 8GB DDR3 (Two 4GB sticks)
PSU: X-tech 500W (yes I know its cheap, I'm working with what I have)

I Installed Win 7 x64 Ultimate, everything works fine except that when I enable aero, my system crashes and reboots. Another problem I noticed is that randomly the computer would crash when I was browsing or installing updates. I ran memtest86 and the ram is in working order. Motherboards seems fine. Used CoreTemp to monitor temperature and the processor was at 32 - 55c under low to heavy load

However, I did notice this on MSI's website that the Phenom II 965 is not supported yet the computer boots up and Windows works besides the aero issue, MSI has listed that the mobo supports up to the Phenom II X4 960. The specs of the 965 are the same as the 960 except for the clock speed, I dont see why aero should be an issue, which brings me to what I discovered in the BIOS.

In the BIOS there is an option to put the shared video memory up to 1024MB (1GB) and I did and those problems happened when I had that enabled, I currently have it set to Auto, and I have not encountered the problem as yet.

What are the thoughts on the forum?

MSI website - http://www.msi.com/product/mb/880GMS...div=CPUSupport

AMD website - http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...omparison.aspx

A:CPU or mobo video memory issue

Everything is running fine.

Too much memory in the Shared Video Memory. I had it set to 1024MB manufacturer says it can only take 512MB.

Don't know why there's an option to set it to 1024MB though.

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Ok so I'm posting on mobile right now forgive me for the poor formatting and maybe shorter than required post.

Put my new pc together today and super excited to get t going with some old and new parts put together.

Mobo - msi z170a m5
Cpu - i7 6700k with external cooler Master
Gpu - r9 290x (xfx version)
Ram - 2x 8gb 2400mhz g skills rip jaws Psu - xfx 650w (shouldn't be the issue) Hdd - Samsung evo 500gb

My issue is when I boot I get this debug code: (00?) Fans and some led lights come on but no boot to bios and no display on screen


I've reset cmos, reseated cpu, removed all component except barebones, tried every configuration of ram I could think of, changed bios mode via mobo, checked the mounting of the board to make sure not shorting

I'm exhausted I can't think what it might be, the parts are only 2 days old (mobo, ram and cpu all new)

A:Potential mobo or cpu issue, I'm exasperated, please help

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The HDD for my OS with win 7 ultimate came from a GA-G31M-S2L with an Intel(R) 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) & Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2220 @ 2.20GHz. Present specs can be viewed on Profile. At first installing drivers went well even able to access USB 2.0 and after everything was done USB 2.0/3.0 was inaccessible at reboot. Through regedit I managed to eleminate Acronis issues (Beware of Acronis "Leftovers" Issues - Wilders Security Forums). There must be an Intel/Windows driver conflict. I'm not sure what to uninstall/reinstall if any. I wish to uninstall all Intel drivers but Intel is having trouble finding apps or drivers.

A:Driver issue with USB 2.0/3.0 on Z77 Exreme 4 MoBo

Hi there ... Is none of your USB ports working or is it just Devices that is not working ... Have you tried the Drivers from your Motherboards website ...

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Problem fixed by leaving the mobo without battery for long enough.

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Ok here goes, specs:
Asus A88X-PRO, GTX700 series EVGA, Kingston 120 SSD (boot), WD 1 TB, WD 500, AMD A10-7700K, 8 Gigs Gskill (4x2) F310666CL9-2GBRL, W8.1 64 bit Pro Embedded, Cool Max 'Bronze' 750, Bios 2001 4/30/15.
To be frank this unit screams, either on normal or extreme in bios all settings are set to automatic except fans I have them on Turbo.
1) Bios only reports 4 gigs of ram, BUT shows 4 sticks @ 2 gigs each? In the windows environment it shows 8 gigs only 3.94 available. ALL up dates are installed.....
2) When I install a program and it says restart (from the desktop) I hit that and the machine goes into re-boot mode and stalls at code 99 (I/O loading). If I hit the reset button the machine starts fine.
3) The unit had an issue with seeing the TB drive but I fixed that.
4) Upon installation of the OS the unit would not format the SSD normally ergo making the typical 350 Mb or so partition and also reported windows could not be installed on that drive.....HMMPf brand new drive and formatted on another computer for grins. Just for the heck of it I hit install anyways lol and in fact it did.

Note: for reasons unknown to me my Official w 8.1 disks 32 and 64 would NOT validate after install, and gave the same grief as noted above with the SSD and I have valid serials...hence the embedded (not an issue for me personally), I have the usual Dual Layer DVD drive etc.
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A:Asus A88X-PRO mobo issue

Is your processor campatible with 64 bit Windows? It sounds like it's running as 32 bit. The SSD is probably formatted as a GPT disk and needs to be converted to an MBR disk. If nobodyhelps you with that tonight, I'll walk you through that tomorrow.

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Ordered 2 sticks of (Crucial) 256 PC2100 DDR RAM and just got them today. First tried to install both together and at the boot screen system stalled on NVRAM check. I've tried putting each of the sticks in my computer one at a time in each slot and it works then.

Is this a mobo issue or are the 2 sticks just incompatible with eachother? I ordered both from crucial so I kind of figured that all would be well, but I guess I was wrong. Tried calling Crucial tech support and the guy I talked to had no idea what to do.

Any ideas? Defective mobo? It's a PC Chips 817, with a athlonxp 1600, 300W power, so I have no idea what could be wrong. Thanks for your help.

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A:memory upgrade/mobo issue

Honestly - probably mobo - search for a bios update. Hope there is one.


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Hi All,

You may have seen my ramblings earlier on a six month old thread.... :blush:

Well, I've sorted out the case to motherboard wiring best I can but when I power up, the CPU fan spins for less than a second then nothing.

I have tried an alternative ATX power supply (300W, I think the original was 250W) which I know works in another machine but with no joy.

Can anyone give me a few pointers to look at our is something on the motherboard goosed.....


Ps. it's an old TIME (UK Company) supplied mini tower with 2*128Mb PC100 RAM and an AMDK6-2 500Mhz CPU

A:Help please - power issue with MS-5182 MoBo ?

mmm... faulty power switch?... faulty PSU conector on the MoBo?...
Check out the power connector of the floppy... make sure its well connected...
Make sure that the PSU isnt in short.... tighten every single screw that your board has... (that is the solution to power issues in many cases... still dont know why... but anyhow... hahaha i got my system running!!!).

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I have recently been given an old AOpen AX6BC MoBo. i also have the hard drive that came with it, an old WD 5 GB with Win2K installed. i also have another 80GB no name brand HDD. i reformatted the 5GB and put ME on it, the proc is only a 550 GHz P3. i set the 5GB with Win ME as the Master, and the 80GB as a slave. i ran the Western Digital HDD setup utility to designate the 80GB slave as extra storage. when i boot the PC, it recognizes the 5GB master, but not the 80GB slave. it get to the BIOS check screen and just sits there looking for the slave. it displays the option to "skip" the check with F4, but it won't let me do that.
the drive is not defective, i put it in my Dell and ran the WD prog, and it designated it as extra storage with no prob. the jumper setting on both drives are correct, the IDE cable is good (i also tried to run the 80GB alone without the 5GB HDD), but i STILL can't figure it out. i'm thinking it may be a BIOS setup issue, but i can't figure it out. i have changed the CMOS setup several times, i changed it from AUTO to, Normal, to LGB, to Large. none of these helped. this problem is really whippin my behind. i imagine i left out some vital info for someone to help me. oh, the BIOS screen gives me this info:
AX6BC R2.30 Mar.22.1999

IF that helps about which BIOS i have. and yes, i flashed the BIOS.
is this old MoBo even capable of recognizing a "large" HDD like an 80GB?
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Hey Guys,
I just recently rebuilt my old desktop. Its a XP Pro, Athlon 2400, 1 GB ram, 6600 GT, 120 GB, and a VIA m7vit pro mobo. It has always run fine, and I've rebuilt it at least 5 times before. This time, I moved it into a new case. Fired it up, and the internet and usb didn't work. Reinstalled 3 times, each time with the same problems. The Ethernet port doesn't show under 'new connections' and the USB mouse doesn't work after the first reboot. I can't imagine what is causing the problem. Any ideas?


A:Problems with Ethernet and USB, probably Mobo issue?

uninstall and reinstall the drivers

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Ok here goes,

Just bought a ESC PT800CE-A, Intel Pen 4 3GHz processor, Kingston KVR333/512R ram, Radeon 7500 (Excallibur w/64mb) 3D video card and Seagate 120G harddrive.

I had a ATX case from an older computer and wanted to install these new components.

The issue is when I power it up I hear the harddrive start up and the fans working, but no signal (output) to the monitor. The monitor stays in Idle mode (amber light).

So, I tried the old video card that I know works and nothing. I verified the jumpers and even tried to clear the CMOS, But no luck.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for the space Techspot!!

A:First time builder - Mobo issue

Id pull everything out and put it back making sure nothing in the case is touching the mobo. I had a problem once where the I/O shield was touching one of the USB ports and the computer wouldnt boot. It may also be a voltage issue since that card is so old. Theres also a chance it could also be a dead board. Do you know anyone with a newer card you could borrow?

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I just installed an ASUS M3A78-EM mobo and everything is working great except my CPU fan. ( AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4200+ ) It's constantly running at 4770 rpm's and sounds like a 747 about to take off. I'm using the same cpu & fan setup that I had on my old board ( Acer crap ) and it was nice and quiet in there. I've checked the bios and see an area for the fans but there isn't any real adjustment I can make to slow and quieten the thing down as far as I know.

Anyone have any ideas. Hearing aids are expensive and I really don't want to use ear plugs.

Thanks in advance.

Edit: The CPU is running at 32C with the present fan configeration

A:Solved: ASUS MoBo / CPU Fan Issue

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O Hi.

If I had one brain cell left I would have slept and started this mobo replacment later today. But I don't. And I soooo wanna get this done and see if my poor Optiplex awakens from the dead.

Now, I am down to just having removed the finned assembly under which the copper plate makes contact with the chip....via the two sturdy Philips head bolts to the mobo. I naturally left the fan per se.

I see fins and stuff have dust---also fan per se....why I expected pristine I do not know.

So now I see my chip for the first time ever, OK? My new thermal paste is in the syringe, I had never seen thermal paste. Wut is on there looks like zinc oxide ointment, OK? It is opaue white. I had no idea it was white.

Now, the fried mobo is secured to the frame with SIX SCREWS. There are two more holes into which two more clearly fit! (I will circle those in the pics in red.) Now....earlier I posted a thread suddenly associating some metal thingy which I have always heard rolling around the bottom of this tower..and only after seeing something online, did I yesterday associate it with maybe, OMG that might have fried the mobo.....since, after it fried I finally got it out and guess wut? It was, I now see.... identical to the mobo screws!

Someone responded, saying yes, that could have done it!!!!

If so....given the two empty holes, this could mean the sleazoid vendor I got this from....replaced the mobo and maybe, putting in one of the two not present screws....said screw it (pun i... Read more

A:Solved: Mid Mobo Replacement Issue

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We purchased three X1 carbons (2014 gen2) for our business in early 2015. The first one had the dead motherboard/no boot issue within a week and was returned for a replacement. The second one had the same exact dead motherboard symptom, but fortunately occurred within one year of purchase, so was resolved by Lenovo service center under warranty (=> they acknowledged it was the motherboard and replaced it). Lo and behold, the third one just died with the same exact no boot problem over this past weekend. Unfortunately, this one is now four months out of warranty so as you can imagine I now have quite a dilemma. Replacing the motherboard out of warranty costs an arm and a leg since almost everything is soldered onto the mobo (basically buying half a laptop computer). Does anyone know what the underlying problem is for this problem? There are various posts on this forum and videos on youtube to show the symptoms, but no one has actually identified the issue, correct? For those who don't know, the laptop doesn't post. The fan activates and the keyboard lights up just for a second then just dims out and nothing ever shows up on the screen. No amount of pinhole resetting and battery draining/unplugging makes a difference.  I currently own a X31, T60, T61p, T410s, and these three x1c's. All the earlier thinkpads still chug along just fine. The X31 I had in college STILL works perfectly. I either have the worst luck, or X1C 2014 is a lemon.&... Read more

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