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    Getting tired........

    of messing around with my p.c, its not been working for a few days now, actually its coming up to a week. Basically I turn it on and everything whirs into life as usual except the screen stays black.

    First I thought it was a bubble in the watercooling, tested and got rid of the 2 small bubbles and even tried putting the old hsf back on.....No change

    Tried different combo's of memory and then different memory entirely........No change

    Have re-built the system fully from scratch......No change

    Re-seated the cpu on no less than 6 different occaisions......No change

    Tried running with and without different hdd's.......No change

    Tried running it with the bare minimum incase its a psu issue......you guessed it......no change

    I don't see what else it can be tbh and im severely tempted to throw it in the general direction of the floor

    Any ideas? Anything i've missed? Anyone wanna buy a shuttle?

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    Reset the BIOS? Anywhere you can get a spare CPU from?

    Does the computer beep at you when you take the RAM out completely? If it doesn't, it'll probably be the motherboard.
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Got no floppy drive to reset the bios and a spare cpu can't be obtained without whipping the one outta the system i'm using now which would make me slightly un-popular. Surely though if the cpu was b0rked then I'd at least get a beep or something out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knoxville
    Got no floppy drive to reset the bios
    Can't you just set a header on the motherboard to reset the BIOS? Or just take the battery out for a few minutes?
    "Well, there was your Uncle Tiberius who died wrapped in cabbage leaves but we assumed that was a freak accident."

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    Could take the battery out I suppose, there's no header on the motherboard to reset the cmos iirc but i'll double check, will taking the battery out do any damage?

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    Sounds like typical problem with the BIOS. If the settings have been changed on the BIOS to, too high a value the system wont boot. Its probably a protection system. I done it last week when i put my FSB up to high. I had the same black screen that you have yet an apparantly "alive" system. Try what mike says. If you havent got a jumper reset option then just take the battery out for 5mins and make sure the power to the pc isn't turned on.

    EDIT: Dont handle the battery too much.

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    vid card is dead....my first guess? And he's right about BIOS....its the jumper near the battery.

    Power off, leave it plugged in though to earth it.

    Swap jumper over. (I'm sure Knox knows this really..positive.....carry on anyway)

    Leave it for 5 minutes...hit the power button a few times to discharge it (thanks Agent)

    and then swap it back.

    power up.

    HOWEVER.....it might be a dead BIOS if its an nForce 2 chipset.....trust me, I've killed them ...TWICE

    if so.....pm me .

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    Have you tried a different gfx card in the pc or have you tried the gfx card in another pc?
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    I second dead GFX... sounds exactly like the trouble I had.
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    ahh...but you aint killed two nForce 2 BIOS like I have

    I'm going with BIOS....cos someone else MUST have done it...cant JUST be me

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    This sounds to me like a borked bios, exactly what happened to me on my nf7, had to senf off for a new bios chip.
    www.motherboard-biosflash.co.uk
    have now done the same to a dfi board i've just bought! i am looking in to hot swapping on my nf7... anybody done this....got any tips?

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    Its not a dead vid card, have tried a working gf2 in it and it doesn't work. Have just noticed something though, both my optical mouse and my keyboard have no power going to them and shuttles always keep them on, looking to be a mb/dead bios I think

    Have just tried the hold insert on boot trick and that didn't work, currently trying the jumper method to try and clear the cmos.

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    Windog, I know Agent has hotswapped bios's before and to be fair is the man when it comes to stuff like this.

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    As it is the jumpers havn't worked and taking the battery out is my last avenue so I'm gonna go have a cig and then do that.

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    If you need a reflash dude, just ask
    Got the best part of the week free if you need it done ASAP.
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    It's never been recommended to have your machine connected to the mains when fiddling with CMOS reset jumper, that WILL kill your bios, you either turn off your PSU if it has that option or remove the kettle cable from the rear before fiddling with the CMOS reset jumper, nforce2 boards are particularly sensitive.

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