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motherboard or graphical card dead

by flexie216 / May 24, 2011 7:17 AM PDT

hey guys my screen just stayed black when i started the computer (not even bios screen)

the following troubleshooting steps have been taken:
-verified that computer screen still works
-unplugged graphic card mother board (MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard) did not beep
-unplugged hard drives, no beep from motherboard
-unplugged ram, computer continues to start up and reboot after 3 seconds

I am inclined on thinking it is a video card issue, but wanted to verify before i send it back to newegg.

any info or additional troubleshooting steps i should do let me know

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Clarification Request
Did you unplug the video card?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 7:49 AM PDT

As well as all things USB for the tests?

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usb tested
by flexie216 / May 24, 2011 7:55 AM PDT

tested with all usb unplugged and plugged in my mouse and keyboard still light up

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One more thing. BIOS reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 8:05 AM PDT
In reply to: usb tested

Some try to overclock a machine and it will do that until the bios is reset.

Yes, there is a more correct or tech terms for that, so if someone wants to tell, tell.

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no overclocking
by flexie216 / May 24, 2011 8:10 AM PDT

no overclocking has been done on this system

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Sorry if that stopped you from doing this reset.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 8:18 AM PDT
In reply to: no overclocking

Let's try this.

If for some reason, some value was out of whack in the BIOS, resetting it may bring the machine back.


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bios reset
by flexie216 / May 24, 2011 8:42 AM PDT

i performed doing the reset, no difference in the behavior

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I see a post is missing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 8:44 AM PDT
In reply to: bios reset

Did you unplug the graphics card?

I see you suspected it.

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unplugged graphics card
by flexie216 / May 24, 2011 8:45 AM PDT

yes i did

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How far down this rabbit hole?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 8:47 AM PDT

The least number of parts to get a power up is the motherboard and PSU.

NO CASE!!! Just the board, the PSU or cardboard and then command a power up with the right pins.

If that fails you are looking at the one or two bad parts.

After that I can add the CPU, speaker and CPU heat sink for the next step up.

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