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ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 No Post/Dr Debug

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March 18, 2012 9:26:42 PM

Hello All,

I just recently put together a new build with the following parts:

Case -Corsair 500r
CPU - Intel Core i5-2500k
CPU Cooler - Coolermaster Hyper 212+
Motherboard - ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
GPU - EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 265-bit
Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
PSU - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200

On boot, it seems as though the motherboard isn't powering on, although the case fans/leds and CPU and GPU fans all turn on. There is no video being displayed to the monitor through either VGA/DVI/HDMI, no beeps, and Dr Debug LED on the motherboard does not light up at any point. I've made sure all connections were secure, tested each RAM slot and only used 1 stick. I've also tried using a USB keyboard, which doesn't light up or work on either the front or back ports. I've also tried removing the cmos battery, did not seem to help though.

I'm hoping the board isn't dead and some of you may have suggestions for me as for what I can try to test things further. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Dave
March 18, 2012 10:12:54 PM

I see that you removed and reinstalled the CMOS battery, which (I suppose) should reset the CMOS, but have you tried using the jumper to reset the CMOS?

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March 18, 2012 11:45:15 PM

Ex_Dell_User said:
I see that you removed and reinstalled the CMOS battery, which (I suppose) should reset the CMOS, but have you tried using the jumper to reset the CMOS?


Thanks for the quick response and suggestion!

I just tried and still the same result :\
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March 19, 2012 12:10:28 AM

Yeah, using the jumper for resetting the CMOS was a long shot.

Another long shot, but might yield information--Can you get video to display if you remove the GPU and hook the monitor up to the mobo internal video out?
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March 19, 2012 12:26:13 AM

Ex_Dell_User said:
Yeah, using the jumper for resetting the CMOS was a long shot.

Another long shot, but might yield information--Can you get video to display if you remove the GPU and hook the monitor up to the mobo internal video out?


Yeah :/ 

I had thought about that earlier actually but my mobo doesn't have onboard video unfortunately. Quite frustrating lol.

Thanks again for the response. Any fresh ideas help
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a c 156 V Motherboard
March 19, 2012 12:40:29 AM

when the psu is on power do you see if the led on the board receiving power and light,recheck all your connector could be one lose or not plug
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March 19, 2012 5:37:43 AM

I just bought a new Seasonic PSU X750 and a new SSD to use for the OS, using same board. It used to run before but the old PSU was, well, old and not very efficient and didn't have enough outputs. Plus I bought a CM Storm Trooper case to hold it all together, very spacious and neat wiring. Well, first time I fired it up last night it wouldn't boot to CD/DVD even though it recognized it in POST. So I decided to reset Cmos.....now it won't even fire up, just kicks fans on for a split second and that's it. Very odd. I have tried pulling the battery and removed 2 of the 4 sticks of 4GB RAM to see if that would help, even though I don't know why that should matter since it worked before.

If you find out anything, please post it. I sent ASRock an email but who know's when I will get a reply back.

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April 22, 2012 12:51:08 AM

I'm in the same boat as the original poster. Here's hoping we can get some more attention to this thread with more suggestions. If the mobo is bad it will be the second board I've replaced! Not really happy right now. :/ 
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April 22, 2012 4:42:26 AM

@ Sevogajre first you need to check all your cable on the motherboard and see if there is any light that comes on psu maybe not powering the board
then put a memory stick in slot 1 a to try for booting if it work add 1 sticks in slot b 1
(another thing we are all doing this on a voluntary basis to give help on the forum so take of what you write if you want the forum member to give you help )
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April 22, 2012 6:01:46 AM

Sorry no new news as of yet. I have to find another PSU to see if that is what is causing this. Still frustrating.
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April 22, 2012 7:26:56 PM

@benjamm do you have a old hdd with a os to check if you could entre bios also use one stick of memory in slot 1 ,then if system boot you could try the ssd with proper settings in the bios for it
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May 1, 2012 9:08:24 PM

Thanks for the advice. Work's been a bear lately so I haven't been able to get back here.

First, I'm still having the same problem with this board. Since my last post I have:
-Bought a power supply tester. PSU checked out good (It's a Corsair 750 Watt Modular PSU, so pretty quality I thought)
-Swapped out the CPU into a friend's PC. His PC with my new processor in it booted up perfectly (was recognized by BIOS, he played some Battlefield 3 with it, etc.) So I think the CPU is good.

I have not yet swapped the RAM into a different slot yet, I'll try that. Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.

scout_03 said:
@ Sevogajre first you need to check all your cable on the motherboard and see if there is any light that comes on psu maybe not powering the board
then put a memory stick in slot 1 a to try for booting if it work add 1 sticks in slot b 1
(another thing we are all doing this on a voluntary basis to give help on the forum so take of what you write if you want the forum member to give you help )
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a c 156 V Motherboard
May 1, 2012 11:35:04 PM

@Sevogajre since you where able to test your cpu on a friend motherboard and it work ,could you try your graphic card in is mobo then if you could your memory sticks one at the time this way we will see if it is not the board the real issue
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May 2, 2012 3:16:25 AM

Working on testing my graphics card in my friend's PC (couldn't get together tonight) but I tried my mem sticks one at a time, it acted the same as it has before (fans spin up, but Dr. Debug LED never lights up). Didn't matter which mem stick I used, and it didn't matter which slot I put them in.

scout_03 said:
@Sevogajre since you where able to test your cpu on a friend motherboard and it work ,could you try your graphic card in is mobo then if you could your memory sticks one at the time this way we will see if it is not the board the real issue

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a c 156 V Motherboard
May 2, 2012 3:36:25 AM

if you friend use the same kind of memory then that will be your last test if is system wont both on your they are defective but if it is working your board is dead one or the other will need a rma
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