Power, no post, but boots on reset

garbanzo - Aug 10, 2009 at 03:56 AM
 garbanzo - Aug 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM

A strange problem. I press power, fan turns on, hard drive and CD turn on, but no post, no boot. But if I push reset a few times, it boots, and runs fine all day long.

I opened the case, and it was VERY dusty. i blew it out, re-seated the RAM and video card, but that didn't help. I moved the RAM around, swapped them out, but the problem remains. Removing the RAM entirely gives a continuous beep.

I have access to some older PSUs at work, so I've thought about testing one to see if that's the problem, but I'm not too sure if they're compatible...


2 responses

dancedhall Posts 3056 Registration date Wednesday May 13, 2009 Status Member Last seen March 12, 2010 655
Aug 10, 2009 at 08:54 AM
hi there,

go to bios and set to default settings

save and exit

no sense in resetting bios, i've never changed anything.

this is a hardware problem...