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Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 won't POST

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August 18, 2009 2:31:44 PM

I have (and have for over a year now) a system which has been running fine until now as it's just decided to stop POSTing. The setup consists of:

Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6 motherboard
AMX Phenom X4 9950 CPU
Patriot 1066 2 x 2GB (4GB)
Corsair TX650W Power supply

Everything else in the case is irrelavent now as I've disconnected everything other than those listed above.

I've also tried shorting the CMOS pins/removing the battery.

The BIOS was at the latest revision F7B (and had been since the update was released) and no problems experienced there.

I get no POST beep / no display when the Nvidia 8600 is connected.
When connecting the HDD the LED seems to stay on constant.
When connecting the DVD the LED flashes at approx 1s intervals and the drive makes a sound like it's about to read.

Nothing in the system has been changed since the original build.

Any ideas?
a b V Motherboard
August 18, 2009 11:24:04 PM

Try 1 stick of RAM at a time in slot 0. Or try different RAM.
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August 19, 2009 8:15:27 AM

Sorry forgot to mention, had already tried that with the RAM.
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a c 156 V Motherboard
August 19, 2009 3:35:04 PM
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a c 177 V Motherboard
August 19, 2009 3:43:34 PM

Have you recently added a new (or, more likely, old) USB device? They can cause all manner of wierd behavior...
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August 21, 2009 9:52:49 AM

Went through a few more checks, seems it's the power supply. Took the existing Corsair TX650W out (which seems to power everything up) and placed in one from another machine, it booted fine, put the suspected faulty one in the machine that I just took the working one out of, that won't boot either. Strange that it powers fans, HDD, DVD and everything but doesn't give enough to POST.

Done voltage checks and everything seems to be correct on all the moxel/4pin/24pin connections.. Requested RMA from Corsair as it's 5yr warranty.

Thanks for help all.
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a b V Motherboard
August 21, 2009 4:28:27 PM

When power supplies fail, they *could* still load windows. My work computer's PS went up in a puff of smoke, which I though was amusing, and then restarted. I got to the desktop after the restart, but when I opened any programs from Office, it restarted itself again.

So, it running fans and stuff seems like easy business. Glad you got it sorted.
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