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Powering a HP BL680c Blade Server Without a Rack

I picked up an old HP BL680c from a computer surplus store and have no rack with which to power it. The board seems to indicate that it merely requires 12V in. When I try to run it off of regular 12V ...
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BIOS troubleshooting - how it become corrupted?

Recently I was repairing two computers: 8+ years old core 2 duo, and 1 year old core i3. Both had problems with booting. First one: no video output, no beeps, leds & fans on, second one: no video ...
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Problems with Radeon HD 7770 graphics card

I got an Asrock 945GCM-S motherboard, LGA 775 socket, 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo E7400 processor. And I wanted to upgrade my graphics card. The older graphics card was a Radeon HD 4650 without its ...
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Boot loop before POST

I built a new computer two months ago: Motherboard: ASUS H87-Pro Processor: i5-4570 Memory: Vengeance LP - 2x 4 Go - PC12800 - 1600 MHz - CL9 - CML8GX3M2A1600C9 in slots A2 and B2. Case: Advance ...
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computer shut down suddenly and now won't boot

I have a DIY computer that was built about 3 months ago, and worked fine until this week where it shut down suddenly while using Word. The only other application running at the time was Google ...
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How to confirm a dead motherboard is the reason why a PC does not power up

I have an old PC assembled from components. All of a sudden I cannot turn it on. Nothing except the motherboard strobe light turns on. No fan, no hard disk spin, no nothing. I have unplugged ...
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Building PC with old parts - Burning CPU Smell

Alright, so I'm trying to build a computer with some old parts I had lying around here. (which used to be a single computer already so they must be compatible if they were before) At first I tried to ...
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How can I be sure that the motherboard is dead and it's not another issue?

So I have and old computer with and Intel D101GGC motherboard and a pentium 4 cpu and award bios, with a long repeating beep and not passing POST. I tried: RAM checking, they are good and working ...
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ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard issues with cold boot

I've recently noticed a rather peculiar problem cropping up in my ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe (not Gen3) mobo, which I'll describe below. First a bit of background... About 3 weeks ago, when cold booting, the ...
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Troubleshooting a slow startup

The one really rattles the brain. The computer was "slow", which is why I was called out in the first place. The first thing I noticed was that it took literally 3-4 minutes to turn on. This is a ...
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IBM thinkcentre desktop doesn't boot up, green and orange LEDs on power supply

When I checked the back of the computer I see both orange and the green LEDs at the back (powersupply) are turned on and the desktop doesn't boot up. Then I remove all the cables from the powersupply ...
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Motherboard LED is lit (constant green) but turns off immediately when I press the power button (No fans, no POST)

I'm not sure where to begin; I've been trying to get the thing working again for a couple of weeks (waiting on shipping is a pain). There are no trustworthy local shops (speaking from experience) so ...
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New graphics card causes endless reboot loop

I decided to upgrade my ageing Radeon X1600 and grab a HD6770, but after installing it the computer boots up, waits a few seconds then powers off for a few (usually powers on for around 3 seconds or ...
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MSI laptop will only turn on once

I am working on an MSI A6200 MS-1681. When you press the power button the lights all flash. The fan comes on. The screen comes on and shows the POST screen for a second and then it dies. I have been ...
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Windows 7 x64 BSOD while gaming with gtx570, motherbord?

I get a BSOD almost whenever I've gamed for a little while and try to save the game or do something else that explicitly writes to disk. I don't know if it's actually the disk writing part or anything ...
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Motherboard failure after jamming in a PCI card while computer was on

I tried to insert a PCI card when my VIA EPIA C3 server was powered on. The result is that my PC seems to have died. If I power it on, the processor gets "hot". I think some components are "broken" ...
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When I turn my built computer on, it immediately shuts off

Alright, so I built a custom tower about 2 years ago, everything was working beautifully until yesterday. I was messing around with Blender 3D when my computer shut off on it's own during a render. I ...
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BIOS won't post unless I restart power supply

I have an annoying problem with a computer. The BIOS won't post after it has been turned off and started again unless I turn the switch off/on on the power supply. The fans, CD-ROM, HDD and ...
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Computer makes hissing noise, turns off after few seconds

I have a problem similar to the questions posted here and here. This is my config: Asus M3N78-EM, with AMD Phenom X3 720 2800 Black Edition, 4GB Transcend DDR2 RAM, Nvidia 9400GT. HD is a 160 GB IDE, ...
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Not getting any output from video card or onboard- is my motherboard dead?

Probably a lost cause, but I thought I'd ask before I start replacing hardware. I have a desktop that's been boxed up for a while, and when I set it back up I wasn't getting any video output. I ...
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Motherboard and graphics card overheating and causing cFreezing

My computer of about 3 years has recently started having major performance problems, and freezing. It was broken for about 5 Months until windows was repaired, Then it ran fine for a couple of weeks ...
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When machine is turned on, only the fan runs

I have an issue slightly similar to this one posted here, http://superuser.com/questions/127016/troubleshooting-monitor-never-turns-on-system-fans-running-dvd-rom-does-not-op My configuration is as ...
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Video adapter problem on new motherboard

Something bad happened to my PC several days ago. I wasn't near my PC, so I have no idea about what happened it was just halted. When I tried to boot it was entering infinite loops of a few seconds ...
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Troubleshooting: Monitor never turns on, system fans running, DVD-ROM does not open

Here are my specs beforehand: ECS P4VXASD2+ (V5.0) motherboard FSB 533MHz Intel Pentium 4 2.40A GHz Prescott Socket 478 2x 256MB PC2100 DDR RAM, 2x 256MB PC133 SDRAM CoolMax 350W PSU DVD-ROM - will ...
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xfx 680i motherboard failure?

At some point last night we must have had a blip in our power, as the stove clock was blinking like it would had their been... a blip in the power. When I came into my office this morning, my desktop ...
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Why won't my computer boot?

My computer was not booting any more (black screen, no beeps). I tried to remove the RAM and boot and again, black screen, no beeps. Does that mean that my motherboard is dead? I have an old ASUS ...
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high pitched whine from newly built PC

I've just built a new PC: Asus P6T Deluxe v2 motherboard i7 920 Sapphire HD 4670 Passive heatsink Corsair 620hx portal supply Antec P183 case Sometimes when I turn it on, there is a high pitched ...