Red Light on motherboard. Please help...
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:16 PM
Now I'll admit that I'm not a computer genius, but I'm pretty sure that there shouldn't be a red light on my motherboard that wasn't there before. I'm also pretty sure that when the computer gets turned on that the monitor should actually show the start up screen.
My dad reset the cosmos bios (I think that's right).. He unplugged the power cord from the wall, took the battery out, switched plugs from 1&2 to 2&3. Left it like that for a half hour. Put 2&3 back to 1&2. And tried to start it back up. Same thing as before. Everything powered up but the monitor wasn't seeing the computer.
Forgot to mention up there that my father almost chopped his finger off in one of the two big fans inside my computer. He swears that that is the only thing that he touched in there. The cd rom also flashes 5 times then stops flashing. The motherboard is only $60 to replace so it wont be an issue to replace the motherboard if he fried it trying to mod the xbox. But I would rather not have to replace my entire computer if it is only the motherboard.
Gateway South Lake D915GSE Motherboard 4000958
^There's the link for a picture of the motherboard if you need to see it.
So could somebody please tell me if I need to just replace my motherboard or if my father killed my computer and i have to replace it?
He's going to try replacing the battery tonight. If this helps any, I'll edit the post and tell you what/if anything changes.
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:31 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:41 PM
Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:55 PM
Try this. And yes I know it sounds overly simple!!!
Just disconnect the monitor cable from the back of your monitor (RGB or DVI), let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then reconnect your monitor cable. Then turn on your computer.
I only say this because that problem happened to me once, and I called a buddy of mine, and this is what he suggested doing, and it fixed the problem.
Hope it works for you to.
If not, there will be other, more experienced, people coming along to help!
I say do both as above.
Nothing should have happened from connecting the xbox to the PC (which was not so smart lol)
Something must have wiggled loose so it wont boot properly. Make sure all power connections are in, like the ATX power (the 20/24 pin connector) and the 4 pin power connector are both connected to the motherboard.
It doesnt look like onboard video, so make sure the video card is adjusted right. if it IS, then make sure your ram sticks are in properly.
Onboard video gets VRAM from system ram, without system ram you dont get video. Do i make sense?
CPU---------------Intel I7 2600k @ 4.4ghz daily Case--------------Xigmatek Elysium HD----------------G. Skill Nuetron GTX 240gb SSD GPU--------------Nvidia GTX 680 PSU---------------Corsair TX750
Motherboard-----EVGA P67 FTW RAM--------------8GB G. Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 @ 2133 Cooling----------EK Supreme HF, MCR320, MCP355 with top.
Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:30 AM
Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:41 AM
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