PC will not post, can't get into bios, no video at all.
Posted on 2006-04-06
Some people here might remember that I've had some struggles with my wife's PC. She's had the PC for a little over a year and a half and we are on the 4th motherboard. Before we got this last one we also deduced that her PSU was probably the culprit so we not only got a new mobo, but a new case and new PSU. Everything was running smoothly for about three weeks and then tonight her front USB ports died ( similar symptomns to her last 3 motherboards ) then all the usb ports died. I tried the usual steps of uninstalling the root hubs and USB controllers etc etc and nothing. I then thought of trying a windows repair and about halfway through the PC just crapped out...the video went out and when I rebooted the system powered up but all that happens is the lights on the dvd-rom and dvd-rw blink on and off. I opened up the case to make sure everything was seated properly and then tried to boot up again and got the same result. The only things that are the same as when we originally put it together are the CPU, Ram, video card and 2 hdd's 1 sata and 1 EIDE. My thoughts are that it's possibly the CPU, any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Het setup is as follows:
AMD 3700+ socket 754
1 GB ( 2x512 ) Corsair XMS Ram DDR400
Saphire ATI Radeon 9600 Pro AGP 8x
Gigabyte K8 Triton motherboard
Western Digital 250 GB sata hdd
Seagate 120 GB EIDE hdd
Aspire X-Navigator case w/500 PSU