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Fans work but nothing else

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June 8, 2012 2:28:06 AM

Hello,
My computer was working fine today until I turned it off to install a 3TB Seagate hard drive.

I tried to boot it once and the fan led's came on for a split second and then went off again...so I pressed the button again thinking I didn't hold it long enough...same thing.

I opened the case and unplugged the new hard drive and tried again, this time all of the fans came on at full blast and I could hear the hard drives start spinning but no beeps or video showed up.

I ran through all of the tests on the "No POST", "system won't boot", and "no video output" checklist and still have the same thing.

Tested it with another power supply...still the same thing. There's a debug led indicator on the bottom of my motherboard, and that's not coming on at all.

I am looking now for a new motherboard thinking that's the problem, and didn't want to just drop $200 if that doesn't actually fix my problem.

Thanks for any assistance!
Mikey


Computer Specs (in case it helps):
Rosewill Smart One ATX Mid Tower
ASRock X58 Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 Mobo
1 x EVGA 01G-P3-1235-LR GeForce GT 240 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
1 x Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Power Supply
1 x Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
2 X OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 RAM
1 x Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
2 X Seagate 1TB Hard Drives
1 X Seagate 3TB Hard Drive(the one I installed today)
1 X Seagate 500GB hard drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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a c 1097 V Motherboard
June 8, 2012 3:48:14 PM

After you removed the HDD again did you try resetting BIOS/cmos to defaults?
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June 8, 2012 4:06:47 PM

I tried hitting the clear cmos button on the motherboard. I also removed the battery from the motherboard for about 3 minutes and I also tried unplugging the computer and holding the power button in for about 30 seconds.

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a c 1097 V Motherboard
June 8, 2012 4:09:53 PM

Yep looks like the board died.
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June 8, 2012 4:12:25 PM

Do you think that plugging in that extra hard drive caused my power supply to overload and sent to much electrical current through my motherboard?

I really don't know too much about the inner workings as far as all of that stuff goes, I just know what parts go where and how to hook everything up.

It just seemed weird that it has worked for me for like 2 years and then just dies the day I install a new hard drive.
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a c 1097 V Motherboard
June 8, 2012 4:13:41 PM

I suspect the drive shorted something.
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June 8, 2012 4:16:04 PM

Should I not try installing that drive again when I get a new board?
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June 8, 2012 4:18:02 PM

Best answer selected by mtskogs.
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June 8, 2012 4:35:03 PM

I would personally order a new board and while you're waiting for that to come in either return the new harddrive you bought (assume its faulty and will cause the same outcome if you plug it in again) or RMA it.
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June 8, 2012 4:37:04 PM

That sounds like a good solution.

Thanks so much for the help rolli and shinseina.

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a c 1097 V Motherboard
June 8, 2012 4:37:47 PM

Agreed return the drive.
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 8, 2012 10:39:06 PM

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