Cannot get computer to post or enter bios

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Msi motherboard ms 6309,p3, cannot get past first screen ESC to post or F2 to enter setup,  have tried several times.  The board is now stripped down to video card memory and keyboard  and still cannot get past first screen. Only have ps2 keyboard no light appears on keyboard i.e caps lock.  Tried 3 keyboards
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Might be bad or dirty RAM modules or video card.


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Yep.  You would need to swap out the few remaining pieces that are in there.  Can you back it down to only one memory module?  Do you have another video card you can try?  Can you try another CPU?
If you manage to eliminate these three things the only piece remaining is the motherboard.  Do any components look burnt on the mobo?  Try a different mobo and see if that solves the problem.
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If you remove the video and/or the RAM do you get POST beeps?  If not then you likely have a bad board.  
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hohoho...
did you tryed a new keyboard ? please do so and drop me a note to : balltiti@t-online.de

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Yo, bal-man, the idea here is group collaboration.  With you personally handling the problem through email nobody else can get help (and nobody else can help).
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