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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2011, 02:12:01 pm »
That's about the end of my help then :( I have had similar things happen in the past and it was always either a faulty power supply or a short... Maybe someone else will see this thread and pop in. Sorry >__<

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2011, 02:31:47 pm »
Try this:
1. Plug out computer from ac outlet
2. Take out ram stick(s)
3. Wait a minute (to make sure all the ram is cleared)
4. If you have more than one stick of ram, put only one in the motherboard
5. Try booting


If this doesn't work, try disconnection all types of disk drives (hdd, cdrom, floppy).
See if your computer boots.

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2011, 02:59:11 pm »
^What he said, but do this with everything. Start with the mobo and psu, nothing else, then see if you can hear the "no ram" beep code. Then, add more stuff, one at a time, starting with ram, then the video card, and disk drives.

I also thought of another thing - check if the CPU fan is plugged in, the mobo may be detecting this and refusing to boot.

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2011, 04:07:42 pm »
what I did try is take EVERYTHING out and rebuilt it from top to bottom from the cpu up. I will however try what jimbauwens said now.. but how much would the geek squad repair my computer for you think?


EDIT EDIT EDIT:: II SAW SMOKE!!

EDIT: i think i know what it is. I used a magnetic screw driver on my motherboard and my dad said that this guy said DO NOT use one of those. my motherboard is fried. D':

case.. closed.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2011, 04:18:45 pm by Snake X »
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2011, 04:08:27 pm »
Geek Squad always formats the hard drive, so make sure to replace it with a dummy 1

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2011, 04:20:48 pm »
I figured out the problem see the last post
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2011, 04:21:56 pm »
That would do it. :(

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2011, 04:22:43 pm »
magnet screwdriver....not likely

Probably just something broke, or a PSU surged, frying it. I've seen it before. Killed the hard drive, CPU and Mobo

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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2011, 04:24:18 pm »
Its not like the magnetic screw theory isnt impossible, though.

And for the power surge thought, he did mention something about the power supply not being plugged in all the way or what-not from the start...

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2011, 04:25:25 pm »
well, magnets really only affect memory, not frying components. That would cause a BIOS error, not a fry. and those mag screwdrivers are incredibly weak magnets. But hey, it doesn't change the fact you need a new mobo :P
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« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2011, 04:26:50 pm »
I guess so... I have always stayed away from magnetic screws anyways...

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2011, 04:30:54 pm »
yeah well im just gonna rma my mobo, graphics card, and my cpu heatsink (those are the 3 things i know my screwdriver touched) D:

edit: i can only rma my motherboard.. I hope it works this time! :S
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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2011, 05:17:18 pm »
It's probably a popped capacitor. If you known where the smoke came from you could try to see if you see something popped.

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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2011, 05:34:06 pm »
no, the motherboard has Hi-C caps rated for 160,000 hrs. http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&maincat_no=1&prod_no=2070 there is the product information page. 'Military class II components'. I saw the smoke come over the south bridge, but the graphics card was hanging over that area, so I don't know which one it was :(
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Re: computer won't boot D:
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2011, 11:15:59 pm »
If the screwdriver was waved over a coil on the mobo, it could create an electric current. I dunno if it could get powerful enough to fry anything, though.