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April 19, 2012 1:32:03 PM

Hello,
I have built many computers from the ground up and upgraded several. Never before have I had this problem. I recently upgraded my daughter's computer with an MSI K9A2 Platinum MS-7376 motherboard and an MSI N210 MD1G/D3 graphics card. Ram from Crucial does match. When I plug in the power cord to the tower lights on motherboard come on as well as the fans. I get no beep and nothing on the monitor. I have changed monitors to see if that might be the problem same results. Also no lights on the front of the tower to indicate it is on. Only way to turn off tower is to unplug power cord. I have tried several suggestions posted on the threads with no success. Does anybody have any other ideas.

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April 19, 2012 2:42:08 PM

try a different graphics card
does the new mobo has integrated graphics on it? if so connect the monitor to the video port on the mobo, go to bios and set primary video as pcie (not integrated)
April 20, 2012 1:53:11 PM

No the motherboard is not integrted and the graphics card is brand new. If by some chance it is defective (the graphics card) would that cause the computer to not beep and not boot?
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April 21, 2012 2:54:42 PM

A couple of things to try is Make sure that your CPU and Fan are seated correctly. I once took of my cpu fan to blow it out and clean it up. I had the same issue NO BEEPS. Tried resetting the Ram, Vid card etc... then I took off the CPU FAN, put cpu grease on and replaced it again.

The system started up with the regular beep. Make sure you use the Grease too... I didn't the 1st time and my CPU kept overheating... noob move on my part...
April 23, 2012 4:05:32 PM

Zapicles said:
A couple of things to try is Make sure that your CPU and Fan are seated correctly. I once took of my cpu fan to blow it out and clean it up. I had the same issue NO BEEPS. Tried resetting the Ram, Vid card etc... then I took off the CPU FAN, put cpu grease on and replaced it again.

The system started up with the regular beep. Make sure you use the Grease too... I didn't the 1st time and my CPU kept overheating... noob move on my part...

Don't believe the cpu cooling fan is an issue in this case as it does not just snap over the cpu like a normal cooling fan. It is a Cooler Master Gemini ll S which screws onto the motherboard with brackets and even has a plate on the back side of the motherboard to which it attaches. It is a HUGH fan too.
May 3, 2012 3:34:38 AM

None of the replys to this point have solved my problem. I await further replys from anyone who have other ideas
May 3, 2012 8:46:11 PM

ugh82 said:
None of the replys to this point have solved my problem. I await further replys from anyone who have other ideas


The only other suggestion would be to make sure all your power connectors to the mother board are in place. You will get power and lights, but not enough for the POST.

Try to take everthing apart and start from scratch with the Mother board/CPU power connectors then the Front side power connectors Reset, Power, USB Front ports etc.

I have made that mistake befor too by not plugging in all the power connectors.. took me about half hour tracing all the wires/connectors to realize ...doooh.. I forgot one power connector... :(  Hope this helps other than that I am at a loss unless looking at the sytem build physically. Sorry

But good luck

March 30, 2013 12:20:17 AM

hi all,
I have just spent 2 hours pulling everything apart, reseating it, but I missed one item because I only glanced at it the multi plug for power to the board appeared to be seated but it wasn't, it now is and its all go, thanks to all suggestions. barry in Australia.
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