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User Info: fakewars

fakewars
1 month ago#1
This PC is 5 years old and haven't been turned on in the past few weeks. I have been moving a lot and sent my PC twice through delivery services. So this poor thing has probably been thrown around a lot (although there's no apparent damage).

When I finally got settled and tried to boot up my PC it doesn't work the way it should. Here's the situation:
- It doesn't show anything on the screen. Not even the BIOS. I've tried it with both HDMI and DIsplayport.
- The USB ports doesn't connect to any devices. My keyboard and mouse doesn't light up. It can charge phone which means there's electricity flowing, but my phone doesn't detect it as being anything else.
- All fans are spinning normally.
- The light on the motherboard which indicate it's being connected to the electricity lights up.
- The power button works normally.

What I think so far is that it's either the CPU or the Motherboard broken down, mainly because the fact that it doesn't even boot show the bios screen and the USB doesn't work. If the GPU or the RAM is the one broken down then at least my keyboard would light up (I think).
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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
1 month ago#2
plug in spkr and listen for post code?
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User Info: Rud3Bwoy

Rud3Bwoy
1 month ago#3
try each ram stick one by one

not sure if mobo has onboard gpu try without gpu
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Rud3Bwoy
1 month ago#4
also as one stated the codes on the mobo can be helpful also
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32x2z
1 month ago#5
DarkZV2Beta posted...
plug in spkr and listen for post code?
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User Info: fakewars

fakewars
1 month ago#6
I never knew about motherboard speaker before. I'll try it.
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User Info: Shinkoden

Shinkoden
1 month ago#7
Make sure everything is plugged in all the way. Every cord, including CPU power, 24-pin, RAM, GPU, etc.

If that did nothing then you might have to narrow it down and see if something is causing it. Could be one of the sticks of RAM is funky, though what you describe doesn't sound like it, but it's an easy test to try. Might be possible it's the PSU.

I've even heard of a PC not being stable and acting odd from the wall outlet it's plugged into, maybe even try another plug somewhere else, again un-likely, but it is possible.

User Info: Boge

Boge
1 month ago#8
Did you take everything out that you could? GPU, drives, extra memory chips, etc.? Take everything out but the motherboard, CPU, power supply, and one memory chip and try it that way with on board video (assuming you have it). If that doesn't work, try another memory chip. If that doesn't work, it's either your CPU, motherboard, or power supply.
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