PC Does not Power Up With Sound Card

Hi,

My pc boots normally. But when I put in the sound card, the machine just does not power up. NO LED's on CPU / the hdd indicator etc. NO POWER.

Again when I remove the sound card, its normal.

I've a P2 350 and Cmedia 8738 card.

Please help

percykhAsked:
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CallandorCommented:
I think you have a faulty sound card.  Try a different card, they are fairly cheap.
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NetworkArchitekCommented:
Hi percykh,
Well, that is odd. I'm assuming there is nothing shorting the sound card out ... Remove all devices including harddrives and cdroms, except for the video card. So now all that is connected is video and KB+Mouse. Reset the cmos, short the jumpers, then insert the sound card and try to boot up. Tell us if that works.


Cheers!
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eccs19Commented:
Perhaps try putting the sound card in a different PCI slot.  Could be you have a bad slot, or some strange conflict.
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NetworkArchitekCommented:
That's weird eccs19, I said the EXACT same thing in a completely different post half a second ago ... weird! =)
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eccs19Commented:
I guess what they say is true, great minds think alike, or else that ESP thing is kicking in. (or is that ESPN<g>)
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percykhAuthor Commented:
I've tried putting the sound card in a different slot. That didnt work. Also, as suggested, I removed every thing else except 4 the sound and video cards. This was done right in the beginning when I faced this problem to detect what was causing it. The machine does not boot with the s/c in any slot.

Only thing left to do was reseting the CMOS. Havnt done that.

As regards the possiblity of the sound card being faulty, I think that's a little difficult. Actually, the prob started when I opened the PC to clean it. Till then the card worked perfectly well... Neither hv i done something that'd damage the card / slot in any way.

Ye, 1 more thing, with the sound card in,when I say the PC does not power up, the CPU's(processor) fan does not start either. It's that bad.

Looks like my PC needs a total new replacement :)

Thanks Folks,
Percy
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NetworkArchitekCommented:
The sound card is grounding out, that's what causing it. That's a bit odd but I've seen it happen. I'd have to see the card to see why its doing that.
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eccs19Commented:
I would go with Callandors original suggestion and try a new / different sound card.  $20 is a lot cheaper than $500 for a new computer.
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percykhAuthor Commented:
Hey Folks,

I was WRONG.. . the sound card is faulty.
Saw a broken pin from the chip touching another one.. I assume that's the issue. going out to get myself a new card !!

Thanks People
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NetworkArchitekCommented:
Well, that is why it was shorting out. You could fix it ... But well, I guess sound cards are cheap enough. I know in my consulting I would just "pluck it and chuck it."
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percykhAuthor Commented:
Sorry for writing in so late,

that new sound device didnt work either.. Got a faulty card totally, it made a nasty NOISE of all the music. Frustration prevailed & now I've got myself a new pc.

eccs & NetworkArchitek get the point split 50-50, some1 getting 1 more just bcoz of logistics :)

Thx guyz.

Regards,
Percy
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percykhAuthor Commented:
Sorry for that error too..

33:33:33 :) to the 3 of u..

sorry cal 4 not mentioning ur name earlier..

cheers !
Percy
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CallandorCommented:
Glad I could help, percykh!

Did you know that a C grade is the lowest grade you can give, though?
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