Hey guys, I have a tech question.
I work at the system support at the university I goto. Today someone brought it a computer, its a custom build that has a
ECS Elitegroup Mobo Model:K7VTA3
I have done everything I can think of to trouble shoot this problem, but nothing is working.
I press the power button and everything powers up, fans run, GFX Card fan runs, numlock lights blink once.
Then, nothing. No video appears, no beeps, nada.
I have set the jumpers to clear CMOS, I have swapped GFX cards, even used a PCI to see if it was the AGP, and nothing still. I have tried with No RAM, no cards, and Still NO beep.
The CPU heatsink gets warm, so I think it's working, but I don't know. I really don't want to have to tell these people their motherboard is fried, but I'm almost certain thats what it is. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions. I'd really really appreciate it.
Thanks in advance!
7th December 2003
I get the exact same problem every once in a while with my PC (different motherboard), usually when I disconnect for more than a week.
The problem solves it self after restarting the PC about 10 times in different ways though. If you're lucky that might also work for you, just play around with the switch at the backside of the PSU, the powerswitch and the reboot switch.
I also encountered this problem once when repairing another PC, the graphics card was too heavy for its slot and partially disconnected itself, I supported it in a horizontal position with cardboard from a toilet paper roll (which has, for some mystical reason, exactly the right dimensions for this job).
Well, does it have a speaker ? Is that connected to the pins on the motherboard ? What kind of CPU is connected on it ? Did you check that the jumpers are set correctly according to it ?
Just in case, the manual seems to be here : ECS Web Site
Also, did you try to start it outside of the case... just in case ( xD ) ?
I've probably turned it off and on, 30+ times. I have taken the CMOS battery out, reset it, all kinds of ways to power off and on.
I haven't tried it out of the Case.
It does have a PC Speaker and the red/black wires are hooked to the motherboard in the proper spot.
I am almost certain that the jumpers are set correct. The CMOS jumper only powers on 1 way.
Also, the processor has 3 different speeds, each determined by another set of jumpers. I have tried all 3 configurations, and with no luck.
The CPU is old. Its the Athlon 2000+ Family. Thats about all I know.