[SATLUG] Troubleshooting Time

Don Wright satlug at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 9 21:49:55 CDT 2011

You could try pulling everything but the CPU and minimal memory. If the
POST beeps the speaker (for no video or other codes) you know at least
the mobo and CPU aren't dead. If not, Easter Egg the memory. If still no
joy, body loot the carcass and dump the remains (in an ecologically
approved manner, of course.)

If you get beeps, add back items a little at a time until failure - at
which point what was added last is the prime suspect.  --Don

Arthur Hall wrote:
>A donated PC has the lights come on and the fans spin, but it doesn't POST.  The power supply tester shows all voltages glowing green.  All the connections are solidly seated.  Tried replacing the RAM to no avail.  CMOS battery is good.  Haven't tried replacing the IDE ribbon yet, but I didn't think that would inhibit the POST process.  Any ideas?

Be well - or at least have interesting symptoms!

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