Posted on 2004-04-27
I have a system that will power up for roughly 5 - 20 seconds and then the display goes off.
I can be in the bios or on the boot up screen and the display goes..... monitor light goes from green to yellow. Also the power supply makes a a noise like it kind of bogs down a bit and there is a light clicking sound (1-click only).
I tried another power supply also the system had integrated video but with an add in AGP card already there. I took the Vid card out tried another one... same thing. Took that card out tried the integrated card, same thing. Unplugged power to disk drive, CDROM, and floppy again... same thing.
The M/B is a MS-6349 Ver 5, Not sure of the CPU speed but it is an Athalon and the computer was built in 2001, Samsung HDD,CD Burner, integrated sound, PCI NIC and PCI modem, not sure how much RAM cause I can't see it quick enough before the screen goes blank.
One more thing.... the power supply in the system is a 350W the one i swapped out is a 250w. Either way there is no change in the behavior when I swap them.
What the hell is the deal???