After replacing CPU cooling unit ....I get no posting, no beeps, and no video
Posted on 2008-06-25
I acquired an older server and started to format it for a company that is in need of a basic file server. I opened the machine to clean it and while doing a visual inspection I noticed that the CPU cooling fan had broken away from the retention bracket. This machine, being a P4 socket 478, was hard to find a cooling unit that came with a mounting bracket. I finally found a unit from @ Newegg (Vantec cck-7015). To do the install you have to remove the motherboard so i had to unplug everything. (Power, chassis components, raid hard drives, CD burner, memory, tape drive, etc). After putting it all back exactly the way it was originally I am getting no video (onboard), no posting, and no beeping. I also noticed the mirrored raid hard drives aren't spinning up unless i play with the cables. However all fans, CD drives and tape drive are all getting power. There is also a green light on the MOBO. I've tried different memory modules and removing different items from the mix. I cannot get any video signal so i see no post/bios. I have even tried to stick an old AGP video card with no success. What are my options from here? Could I buy a duplicate motherboard and not start from scratch? ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.