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ECS K7S5A Diagnosis

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July 15, 2005 4:25:56 PM

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I have this board and am trying to (of course) build a computer.

It does fire up, but I get no video. The card is fine, I have used it on
other machines before with no problem.

The speaker is hooked up, makes no beeping sounds at all.

Diagnosis? Where do I go from here? Any websites, phone numbers etc?

LRH

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Anonymous
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July 16, 2005 2:58:40 AM

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On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 12:25:56 -0700, "Larry R Harrison Jr"
<noone@noone.net> wrote:

>I have this board and am trying to (of course) build a computer.
>
>It does fire up, but I get no video. The card is fine, I have used it on
>other machines before with no problem.

At the risk of stating the obvious, have you tried clearing the CMOS
using jumper JP4? If the CMOS is corrupt (or if the BIOS settings are
incorrect for the components you're using) the board may not start up
correctly. Clearing the CMOS will restore the default settings.

--
Mike
Anonymous
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July 16, 2005 2:58:41 AM

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Already did that, thanks.


"Mike G" <MY_NAME@NO_SPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
news:4qbgd1pl942nc5f00au3celtje394dtaak@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 15 Jul 2005 12:25:56 -0700, "Larry R Harrison Jr"
> <noone@noone.net> wrote:
>
> >I have this board and am trying to (of course) build a computer.
> >
> >It does fire up, but I get no video. The card is fine, I have used it on
> >other machines before with no problem.
>
> At the risk of stating the obvious, have you tried clearing the CMOS
> using jumper JP4? If the CMOS is corrupt (or if the BIOS settings are
> incorrect for the components you're using) the board may not start up
> correctly. Clearing the CMOS will restore the default settings.
>
> --
> Mike
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July 16, 2005 8:42:41 AM

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some things worth checking

1. new cmos battery plus clear jumper

2. try PCI video card (if you are using AGP)

2a. try removing any all extra PCI cards you may have installed

3. check large/medium "can capacitors" on board for leakage or buldging
tops ( should be *flat*)
this board is a potential victim of the bad CAP syndrome, i had a
K7S5A v3.1 recently fail
due to that very problem with similar symptoms as yours (ie. no video
and no beep codes)
3 of the large CAPS near CPU socket had noticeably (although slight
buldging)

4. check for shorting bottom of board with mount standoffs in the case being
used
i recall this caused lots of problems for people when board was first
released
i do not know if it is the board construction {small mount holes, bad
component trimming , etc}
but it will cause that problem

5. check board for component damage (discolored, blown, smoked etc) ,
scratches, cracks, bad solder joints etc


HTH
rob

"Larry R Harrison Jr" <noone@noone.net> wrote in message
news:K6UBe.9107$Eo.6103@fed1read04...
> I have this board and am trying to (of course) build a computer.
>
> It does fire up, but I get no video. The card is fine, I have used it on
> other machines before with no problem.
>
> The speaker is hooked up, makes no beeping sounds at all.
>
> Diagnosis? Where do I go from here? Any websites, phone numbers etc?
>
> LRH
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2005 3:14:05 AM

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"Larry R Harrison Jr" <noone@noone.net> wrote in news:K6UBe.9107$Eo.6103
@fed1read04:

> I have this board and am trying to (of course) build a computer.
>
> It does fire up, but I get no video. The card is fine, I have used it on
> other machines before with no problem.
>
> The speaker is hooked up, makes no beeping sounds at all.
>
> Diagnosis? Where do I go from here? Any websites, phone numbers etc?
>
> LRH
>
>

Besides what everyone else has said - if you are using a PCI video card you
have to go into the CMOS setup and under the PCI/Plug & Play section and
disable the AGP 4X control and then set the Primary Graphics Adapter to PCI.

IF this doesn't work then try resetting the CMOS and starting all over again.

HTH



--
"All my friends can't be wrong!"
Remember, stupidity runs in herds.
Anonymous
a b V Motherboard
July 28, 2005 5:43:52 PM

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What card is it?
A few more things to try:
Reset BIOS to default by using jumper.
Make sure the 115v-230v voltage selector switch on the PowerSupplyUnit is set
properly.

"Larry R Harrison Jr" <noone@noone.net> wrote in message
news:K6UBe.9107$Eo.6103@fed1read04...
> I have this board and am trying to (of course) build a computer.
>
> It does fire up, but I get no video. The card is fine, I have used it on
> other machines before with no problem.
>
> The speaker is hooked up, makes no beeping sounds at all.
>
> Diagnosis? Where do I go from here? Any websites, phone numbers etc?
>
> LRH
>
>
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