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System will not power up

Built a new computer - Works Great. I have never seen the following problem. We took some things out of the old computer for the new one. then when I used whatever I had left to make the old one usable again it would not even post. Just Turns on the cpu fan other fans and powers all the drives but will not even post no beeps or anything on the screen???

M7VIB motherboard from Biostar
did not change anything but took out 1 gig of the 1 gig 256 meg memory changed to a smaller hard drive.

I even unhooked everything and tried to get it to even post. Nothing any ideas???

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Did you observe good ESD practice???

In reply to: System will not power up

If you are in a cold region, this is the time that the dry air allows much ESD build up.

Possibly you zapped something.

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In reply to: Did you observe good ESD practice???

i AM ASSUMING THATS WHAT i DID. I did practice safty but I have seen it happen before. Prpbobly when I was cleaning out the dust and grime - pooo thanks any other ideas

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Might be that the memory has to be in a particular slot or in pairs? Not sure about your Mobo but I've seen it required in others. If you had 4 slots and you pulled out of 1 but didn't move the remaining memory to 1 it might not see it. Or if two sticks then 1 & 3 might be paired and 2 & 4, but if only 1 stick it needs to be in 1 or something like that.

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Oh yes, there is a need to properly handle the parts

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Yes, i agreed with Ray on the need to handle the parts with precaution : wearing anti-static wrist strap to drain the static charges away from our body for example.
This is important as in cold and dry climate, static charges easily build up on our body. If we are not practising good ESD handling method, we could easily damage our computer parts without our knowledge.

Check this site out for more info. ( http://learnesd.com)
Hope that helps.

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