Hey guys, a while back i built a new computer and gave my old machine to my sister. Earlier today she said she heard a popping or a snapping noise as she tried to turn it on and now the machine won't POST or boot. I think this may be a motherboard problem, but I am uncertain whether or not this is the case.
I opened up the case to take a look inside to see if maybe a capacitor had popped, but I could see no signs of damage on the machine. Any help is appreciated.
As mentioned above, the motherboard in this computer is an A7N8X Deluxe.
I second the recommendation and opinion - most likely the PSU - make sure to buy a brand-name PSU (Thermaltake, Antec (well, some recommend them...I don't), Seasonic, Enermax...and others). Also, you can pick up a PSU tester from Newegg or some local retailer to test the PSU....
Granted, brand name PSU's can be defective too, but they are more stable and have a better chance of living longer...
Years ago, I chose to buy a cheap generic PSU for my first PC build. A half a year later, my PC would crash during games and had issues shutting down sometimes. Turns out that ASUS Probe recorded the 3.3V line to drop to 2.75V during load.... Side note, that was with my A7V8X MB before I upgraded to the A7N8X-E
My daughter had the same problem with the system I gave her (my old system) everything turned on, fans ran, but no post, no beep, no picture. Turned out to be the vid card. I suggest checking that to. As a side note, the fan on the vid card ran, but the card was dead.
Thanks, i'll certainly take that into consideration, although I did have output onto the monitor, it just wouldn't post or let me into the BIOS.
Don't know if you are still checking this board. I have the exact same problem, except my ps burnt up literally. I could smell it and I knew what it was. I have tired other ps and still have the same problem you have. Before I give up I was wondering what you did or found?