Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Comp will not start (black screen NO POST) Cd drive making odd noise.

03 Sep 2013   #1
Ripta

Windows 8 PRO 64 bit
 
 
Comp will not start (black screen NO POST) Cd drive making odd noise.

I'll give anyone who reads this as much info as possible.



I have a desktop build that contains these parts:
ASRock > N68-S UCC
Rocketfish
200gb hdd (shows up as about 186 gb)
4 gb ddr ram (motherboard only supports ddr2)
Amd Phenom II 3.1GHZ dual core cpu
some sort of forward slot that has one usb 2.0 port with media card slots (sd card, micro sd, smart card ect)
a dvd (aka cd drive) by sony
nvidia gt 520 (silent model with a HUGE heatsink)
550 watt psu

Here's the deal... The sound was not working. I would plug in headphones/speakers and no joy from any ports. NO sound what so ever. So I opened it up, and there is absolutely no reason why it would not be working except there is no cable for "hd audio" and that there's no cables on usb power 2 and some random "fan" all on the motherboard. I also found these weird connectors, as if a cable had been stripped from the cable connector. This is an older computer, I don't know its full history but it was very weird.

So I tried resetting the cables. Powered it back on, and no joy. The video was gone. Acer model 15" reports that there is no signal, and then goes to an amber light on the power light.

I'm afraid I have killed my motherboard. I took it out of the casing, did the bread setup and tried it with different ram and a brand new 350 watt PSU. No joy again. Tried clearing the CMOS... looked for obvious motherboard damage (found none) all parts in good condition* except for one thing.............. during my testing, a cord started to SMOKE. IT SMOKED. HEAVILY. I turned off the power and it was hot to the touch! BURNING to the touch! Wtf???????????????? That is why I tried a new PSU!


IS there anything that can be done to revive my poor, poor, dead desktop? Anything at all? I will never open up the insides of the computer again... of any computer ever again. But please, anyone, help me fix this desktop, if it is even possible.


ps: upon booting, the cd drive would make a weird noise every now and then. As if it was trying to read a disk.....when there was no disk inside of the tray to begin with.
I think the problem was that I shut the power off during the time it was booting by flipping the switch in the back. Have I shorted the MB? When I flipped the switch, the video WAS there. After that, it was gone.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
06 Sep 2013   #2
Ripta

Windows 8 PRO 64 bit
 
 

bump
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #3
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A couple of questions:
What cord started to smoke? Psu cord?
Where was the cord attached to the motherboard?
Did you ground yourself before messing inside the pc?
Have you tried just one stick of ram, cpu, power supply and no hard drive or cd drive? (just barebones) ?

Also please do not bump. It makes it look like you are already being helped.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Sep 2013   #4
Ripta

Windows 8 PRO 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
A couple of questions:
What cord started to smoke? Psu cord?
Where was the cord attached to the motherboard?
Did you ground yourself before messing inside the pc?
Have you tried just one stick of ram, cpu, power supply and no hard drive or cd drive? (just barebones) ?

Also please do not bump. It makes it look like you are already being helped.
Yes. Not the one that plugs into the wall, but the one that comes the other way outfrom the power supply. It was plugged into speaker.
Yes i was grounded.
Yes, i have tried just a breadboard (barebones) no joy. Not even a single error beep (or beeps for that matter) and oh ok is there another way to bump? I could not find it in the thread tools.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #5
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

3 days ago is not really needed for a bump. A bump is fine if it has been like a week without an answer IMO. Instead of bumping I would add things I have done since then.
Its No problem.

Anyways,
If the cord that fried was attached to the speaker (I think you mean motherboard speaker) if that is the case you would not here any beeps. This would make it incredibly hard to diagnose.

Take out the graphics card and look for dark marks there as well. Is their onboard video?
If so, could you try the onbaord video and see what happens?

But judging from the sound of it, your motherboard might be toast. I would try taking out all your ram and cpu and the motherboard. Look for dark marks everywhere.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you take any pics with a digital camera or cell phone & post them ?

But sounds like you fried something, MB or part of the PSU voltage
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #7
Ripta

Windows 8 PRO 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
3 days ago is not really needed for a bump. A bump is fine if it has been like a week without an answer IMO. Instead of bumping I would add things I have done since then.
Its No problem.

Anyways,
If the cord that fried was attached to the speaker (I think you mean motherboard speaker) if that is the case you would not here any beeps. This would make it incredibly hard to diagnose.

Take out the graphics card and look for dark marks there as well. Is their onboard video?
If so, could you try the onbaord video and see what happens?

But judging from the sound of it, your motherboard might be toast. I would try taking out all your ram and cpu and the motherboard. Look for dark marks everywhere.
Oh ok, I'm used to different bump periods from where I come from. In the future I will do just that - adding things I have done.

Indeed it was the motherboard speaker (why else would it have "speaker" right above the connection) but there was no beeps even before I opened the computer up (someone forbid me from doing that ever again) So I wonder if it was faulty even before I made it into a giant brick. But yes it does make it very hard to diagnose D:

I took out the graphics card before I posted here and tried the onboard video. I even tried clearing the cmos, to restore default settings because it would probably still be set to use the PCI instead of onboard. I still get only a yellow signal. There's one thing I remembered that I could try - using the HDMI connector. I used the regular VGA connector. I doubt this would make a difference but I could try it and post back results?

I took everything apart and like I said in the above post, did a breadboard (the basics) I gave it a hard inspection and everything looked fine. No marks......nothing to indicate anything is burnt. It looks brand new, even! I'll take some pics, and report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Sep 2013   #8
Ripta

Windows 8 PRO 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Can you take any pics with a digital camera or cell phone & post them ?

But sounds like you fried something, MB or part of the PSU voltage
I will do just that =)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2013   #9
lamatu

windows 7 x64
 
 

Did you update your vid card driver shortly before all this happened?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Sep 2013   #10
Ripta

Windows 8 PRO 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lamatu View Post
Did you update your vid card driver shortly before all this happened?
Yes, but it restarted and rebooted just fine (posted, ect) + the hdd was taken out during the breadboarding test, so it wouldn't have anything to do with teh monitor not turning on, sadly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Comp will not start (black screen NO POST) Cd drive making odd noise.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Black Screen During WIN 7 POST , Black Screen Even In Safe Mode
Hi, I have this 4 year old Lenovo Y560(config below) The discrete graphic card has probably fried a long time ago, so last year when I did a clean install of Windows, I had to disable ATI Card permanently in the device manager using safe mode and used the Intel integrated card. A few days ago, I...
Installation & Setup
Hard Drive making a strange noise when running on battery,what is the
I noticed my HDD has been making this strange noise when running on battery like its trying loading something for a quick second but once it is plugged in charging the noise is not there, What could the possible problem be. I'm not sure if any of this could cause such as updating the BIOS and...
Hardware & Devices
Internal hard drive making beeping noise, laptop won't start up
Hi, I am using a Dell Inspiron 14 laptop. A few days ago, I noticed that my laptop has become incredibly slow (the system will hang sometimes, and continue as per normal after a while), and this coincided with my laptop beginning to make this weird, sharp beeping sound. At first I did not pay...
General Discussion
Computer crashes to a black/colored screen with buzzing noise loop
So I play Dota 2 and started play COD MW3. Occasionally my dota 2 will crash with a black screen with a buzzing sound on loop. The only way to get out of this is to hard shut down (power button for 5 seconds). This happens very rarely, I would say maybe once every 5 games (about 1 time for every 5...
BSOD Help and Support
comp keeps crashing screen goes black no text minidumps still there
hi my computer keeps crashing out on me the screen just goes black and i have to hold power button in or it wont turn off can anyone please help me i aint got a clue about pcs really so im way out of my depth with this. Minidumps Are Attached Thank You
BSOD Help and Support
why my computer's fan making large noise at start up time? A week
A week ago everything was running fine 3,4 days ago i notice that it is making much more noise than it should. It seems that it is CPU's fan's noise.Most probably dust is responsible for this.there is a lot of dust inside my CPU. This may hamper hardware badly(as i have seen in some websites). What...
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App