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Computer just died!!! Now only flashing lights.

I built this computer less than 2 years ago. It's been working great then last night it just quit while I was running it. It went out like I pulled the plug.

All it does when I press the power button is flash the two lights on the front of the case and the red light on the motherboard in a dim pulsing rythem.

I've tried switching power supplies unplugging all cards and memory and powered things like hard drives and optical drives. One at a time, same result. I mean if I pulled the memory I should get memory missing beeps.
I've reseating the cpu. Only thing I get it the pulsing light. I have a quality antec PS and run on protected circuits. I had other things plugged in and nothing else went off, so it wasn't a surge or anything.

Is the flashing a symtom of a bad cpu? or bad motherboard?

Anyone had similar experience?

The is a 2.8gig P4 800fsb with 2gig ram. This is an Abit IS7 board.


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I kept puuling parts off of it and trying it each time till all I had was a power cord.

A friend has a computer with the same motherboard that I can borrow and switch some parts around to test.

I'm going to pick up another motherboard if I can find it cheap. Even if this board is ok it wouldn't be bad to have a spare.

It would be nice to get a new dual core.

Don't have the money right now. Plus it's always cheaper later.

ok - i'll be watching for the result
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I put the cpu and a stick of ram in another computer and it worked fine.

Just have to find a good deal on a good motherboard.

I've always used abit moterboards since p1.

I'm looking for a board in the ic7 or is7 family.

Any recommendations for looking outside abit in this age of board?

Firewire and 4 dimm slots as well as the 800mHz bus are the main requirements.

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i use mostly ASUS mobo's :  www.asus.com  and am very satisfied with their products for the last 5 years.
Abit motherboard, see technical issues:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abit

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Sorry I forgot about the question.


Well this wasn't a real solution type question so I split up the points, so everyone gets something just for showing up.

Moral support. yea.

The board was over three years old so I didn't try and return it. Just one of those things. My other abit boards are still going ok. I'll pickup a replacement/backup on ebay when I catch one that don't get bidded up too high.

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