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    Question Gigabyte - GA m61pme-s2 wont boot

    Have a computer with a Gigabyte - GA m61pme-s2 mobo just picked it up everything worked fine on it booted up everything now brought it home plugged it in and its beeps once (which according to manual means no errors on the board) and then shutdowns... everything is properly seated, havent added anything to it and now stumped as to why it wont boot... any ideas?

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    Was it a long beep or short one? Also, if you have trasported a computer home it is not uncommon that a lead has come loose inside, take a look to see.

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    short beep and yeah done all that all the wires are in the correct place i have however now put this pc into a new case and it need now post briefly but then just cuts out the power.. thinking the psu might be a bit dodge as have had this happen before so gonna try a spare one tomorrow and see what happens

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    I would remove the header pins in case the power button is sticking. Short the two pin + and - for PWR with a screw driver or a key.

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    Check for a loose screw that might have become stuck behind the new motherboard and shorting on the case. I've seen this more than once.

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    Is this a home built computer? I know this sounds a bit patronising, but when I was writing the help line column for PC Advisor we had several problems come in and it turned out that the pc builder had not used the MB raisers to mount the board on (really, it happens!). As the others have said, check for shorting. Also, seeing as your motherboard could be up to 4 years old, try a new BIOS battery.
    Another thought is that have you added or removed any components recently and possibly have scratched the motherboard?

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    if you get to the end of your tether and you have no idea whats wrong, take all the stuff off the mobo, including cpu, fans etc and bake the board in the oven for 8 minutes at 200 degrees* Kill or cure!




    *this is a guideline only as appliances may vary. Serving suggestion - in a case with peripherals

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    tried a new psu i had laying around
    the board is on risers
    tried shorting the pins
    havent removed or added anything
    have put in a new cmos

    still doing the same thinking the board may have just gone up the duff

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    then now is the time to bake the thing. go on, you have nothing to lose!

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    an edugeek come dine with me......

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    it could be ur cpu fan needs replacing i had the same problem awhile back and when i tried my processor in a different motherboard thats when i figured out what the problem was

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    cpu fan works fine

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    If it worked fine before and you took it in a car or got it home in some way shape or form, am wondering if the heatsink maybe isn't seated correctly on the CPU or the heat sink needs cleaning off and using some fresh arctic silver 2 ( or equivelant ) thermal paste between the cpu and heat sink to ensure its not an over heating issue or it thinking that the cpu is over heating etc.

    Does it even let you get into the bios to see what its reporting for the cpu temp ?

    Maybe the temp thresh hold is set too low and its shutting down thinking that the cpu is over heating when it isnt ?

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    @mdench:

    Does it have front usb connectors?

    If so disconnect these from the board have had this come up a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    @mdench:

    Does it have front usb connectors?

    If so disconnect these from the board have had this come up a few times.
    Speaking of USB Ports / Connectors, have had a few laptops were the USB ports were mis treated and the copper pins were touching the side of the usb port and shorting the motherboard out, long shot but worth checking the USB ports as may of been damaged in the transportation of the base unit ?

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