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Windows 7: Computer will not POST, video attached

27 Mar 2013   #11
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
Thanks, derekimo.

benjy206, honestly I've sort of accepted that this is a screwed up rig, I was hoping that there would be something like resetting the CMOS battery that might help out. Otherwise I'll just continue chugging away at this, and hopefully not ruin my main hard drive from all of the booting
If you give me your motherboard details i can tel you how to reset the BIOS. Taking out the Battery will not do, as this is mostly for th RTC (Real Time Clock)


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27 Mar 2013   #12
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
Thanks, derekimo.

benjy206, honestly I've sort of accepted that this is a screwed up rig, I was hoping that there would be something like resetting the CMOS battery that might help out. Otherwise I'll just continue chugging away at this, and hopefully not ruin my main hard drive from all of the booting
If you give me your motherboard details i can tel you how to reset the BIOS. Taking out the Battery will not do, as this is mostly for th RTC (Real Time Clock)
Gotcha.

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA
Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX 570
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27 Mar 2013   #13
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

What was the liquid that the goofball spilled inside the rig? (I'd love to see a video of that - what did it do, go sideways?)

And how did you clean it and or dry it out? How long did it run after the initial soaking?

EDIT: The reason I ask this is because some drinks (alcohol like wine or Rum or Whiskey, and soft drinks) contain a lot of sugar. Even if the board dries out the sugar will remain like a film and can continue to be conductive.
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27 Mar 2013   #14
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok to reset the BIOS it's by the taking out the battery. Havent seen this in a while only on older pc's. Anyways take out the battery and leave it out for maybe 1min.

EDIT: Here is your motherboard manual http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...id=3852#manual
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27 Mar 2013   #15
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
What was the liquid that the goofball spilled inside the rig? (I'd love to see a video of that - what did it do, go sideways?)

And how did you clean it and or dry it out? How long did it run after the initial soaking?

EDIT: The reason I ask this is because some drinks (alcohol like wine or Rum or Whiskey, and soft drinks) contain a lot of sugar. Even if the board dries out the sugar will remain like a film and can continue to be conductive.
Sorry was eating dinner. It was the very best drink possible, red bull + vodka /sarcasm

The case still smells after 14 months

I cleaned all of the components with isopropyl alcohol, and l let them dry for 3-4 days in a rice bag

@benjy206 thanks! will try this
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27 Mar 2013   #16
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Situation seems to have evolved to it running for a solid 15 seconds before turning off
None of the peripherals get detected

edit: ok screw it, not worth your time. this will work eventually, as it always does. Thanks all.
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27 Mar 2013   #17
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
Situation seems to have evolved to it running for a solid 15 seconds before turning off
None of the peripherals get detected
Does anything show up?
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27 Mar 2013   #18
Greenfire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
Situation seems to have evolved to it running for a solid 15 seconds before turning off
None of the peripherals get detected
Does anything show up?
nope nothing on the screen, no power lights on the keyboard
there is no method to this madness
I'm going to let this demon child sit for another day and see what the new days brings.

Thanks a lot all
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27 Mar 2013   #19
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greenfire View Post
Situation seems to have evolved to it running for a solid 15 seconds before turning off
None of the peripherals get detected
Does anything show up?
nope nothing on the screen, no power lights on the keyboard
there is no method to this madness
I'm going to let this demon child sit for another day and see what the new days brings.

Thanks a lot all
Post back and let us know. I still think that the motherboard could be bit messed up but maybe not. Best of luck
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28 Mar 2013   #20
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I would perform the basic no boot diagnostic test that most folks do on new builds that do not boot (see below).

This test should accomplish 2 things:
  • If there is a defective/damaged component responsible this test will help you discover it.
  • If there is still residual gunk from the drink this will give you the opportunity to inspect the parts (especially the contacts) to see. Just removing and reseating parts will often be enough to rub off any offending film or corrosion in many cases. But none of the parts or contacts should be sticky or slimy.
Be sure to use proper electrostatic precautions handling parts. And place the parts on a non-conductive surface.


The Test:

New System Failure Diagnostic

Basic diagnostic procedure is to uninstall the entire build and start over. Some people do this out of the case by placing the motherboard on an anti-static surface. This eliminates the possibility that there is a short circuit between the motherboard and the case through the connection posts (stand-offs). A standoff in the wrong location or a sloppy job will cause a short.

The Test (power off, power cord unplugged):
  • Disconnect everything externally connected except the mouse and keyboard (printers, USB devices, etc). If you are not using a wired mouse and keyboard see if you can borrow one. The wireless device is just another component you have to deal with.
  • Disconnect the power and data cables from all the drives inside the computer (Hard drives, DVD/CD drives, etc).
  • Remove all the cards installed in the expansion slots (PCI/PCI-e) including the video card. (Be careful handling them and place them on a non conductive surface while testing).
  • Remove all the RAM sticks (same rules as above).
Now connect the power cord and turn the PC on.
  • The motherboard should start beeping. You should get a beep code that tells you there is no memory. This is good, it means the processor is functioning and the motherboard is good so far.
  • Now add one stick of memory in Slot A1 and power on. More beeping: "no video card" beep code. This is good.
  • Then add the video card and connect it to the monitor. You should get no beeping and you should see the BIOS start screens, ending with the message that there is no boot device.
  • If you get no video then switch the one memory stick installed for another one and test.
  • If you do get video then start adding components back, one at a time, until the system fails to boot. The last component you added is then the problem component.
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