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    Unhappy Arrrrg! Help Help Help!

    Just when everything was working so well. Started up computer this afternoon after it had been working fine all morning... power light came on, fans came on, monitor power LED came on, keyboard LED's flashed and harddrive LED came on for 5 seconds and sound of harddrive spinning up and then nothing!

    Tried a bunch of times and double checked all connectors but it won't boot up. It just stops before anything even shows on the screen.

    Help! Any ideas what the problem is? Anyone?

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    You might try to reset the bios.
    Other than that I wouldn't know.

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    try reseating your memory, processor and video card.

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    Do you hear your hard drive churning (i.e. reading) at all, or does it just spin? Unless it's reading something, chances are it's a power problem, and it's only spinning because power is going to it. I've run into all manner of weird problem with ACPI mobos (I'm assuming your board was made in the past four years or so). Even if the power is off, heck, even if the board is fried, things plugged into it will get power. I'm not sure of the specifics, but that's part of the ACPI spec -- as long as the PS is plugged in, there's power in the system.. ACPI boards have no real "off". My first recommendation would be to get ahold of another power supply and see if it gives you any different results. Otherwise, some mobos will get themselves in a funk sometimes (like my old Giga-byte board). Try holding down your power button for five or six seconds, and see if that does anything. Since you didn't even get any BIOS messages, I'm quite certain this is a power issue, but unfortunately, that's about the extent of my knowledge.

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    Do you get anything to display?? Or pulse beeps??

    If not, wiggle your ram around and push it in real well. It may have gotten loose. No RAM or loose RAM will cause it to hang. This happens to me all the time. You may have somehow fried it too. Swap it out and try your different slots. My board only has 1 of 4 slots left working...so try them all (individually...if you have good ram in a bad slot - you wont boot even if you have good ram in a good spot too).
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    Cool

    Wiggle all your cards, RAM and CPU. They can easily vibrate loose (you did glue them in when you assembled, right? ). If that doesn't work, reset your CMOS. Also, make sure to check your IDE and floppy cables.
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    Originally posted by Aaron Cake:
    <STRONG>(you did glue them in when you assembled, right? </STRONG>
    For newbies.... Hot glue NOT Super glue!!!!
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    He He, I had the same problem with a P100 mobo, never got it working, its DEAD!! could be anything.. :P had the same symptoms (HD led on for 5seconds, keyboard leds flashing) couln not get it to work, tried everything.. could have been becasue the first ram slot was faulty, but I never checked it.. I binned the board a few days ago, I think.. Well, sorry if this is wrong, or dashed your hopes...

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    Thumbs up

    Wow! Thanks for the support guys

    While checking all the things suggested I moved the ram to the 2nd ram slot and the pc booted fine!

    I used a very fine paintbrush and vacuum cleaner to clean the dust from the 1st ram slot, put ram back in it and now it too works fine

    Thanks again everyone for the help... I am soooo happy... I now have music again!
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    Cool, glad to hear you got it working.

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