PC has developed a seriously annoying prob while away in India last week.
Power on PC, LEDs come on, fans start but no POST or video output. It sits like that as long as I let it. Sometimes it then powers off then back on again.
Leaving it off for a few hours seems to sort it for a while.
I’m assuming something on the motherboard has buldged/leaked but before I go shopping what are the chances it’s the PSU?
The board is a fairly elderly, by today’s standards, Asus P5Q Pro so I’m expecting to have to find something similar…sigh
sounds veru much like a PSU failure, do you have a spare to lob in?
[QUOTE=DoubleTop;453299]sounds veru much like a PSU failure, do you have a spare to lob in?
No but PC World is open tomorrow It’s a decent PSU as well - Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi.
I would go with a PSU as well.
Even after leaving it there’s no life beyond power LED and case fans now. Really it working today so I finish editing some video. Going to have to go with whatever those friendly knowledge ppl at PC World have. I feel dirty.
new psu tried but still no life
PC World had no suitable motherboards otherwise I’d have got both. I’ll be shopping for a new system board in a sec and now have a spare £70 PSU to flog. I guess life would be boring if my gear just worked
just to check my thinking, there’s nothing else that could cause this now beyond the mobo?
could it be the CMOS battery ?
been a long time since we’ve had that one, can’t remember if the fans/leds would still work if the battery was dead
[QUOTE=wolram;453317]could it be the CMOS battery ?
been a long time since we’ve had that one, can’t remember if the fans/leds would still work if the battery was dead [/QUOTE]
Surely if it was the system would at least still POST even if the BIOS config was reset each time?
carefully box the PSU back up and most times PC-world will give you either a credit or a refund.
Check MOBO capacitors to see if one is bloated or pop’d. If so well new MOBO is in order. I had one like this and I was able to repair but it takes time, and a new MOBO is cheap.
I am with Step2000, probably a bad cap gradually dieing.
was indeed the mobo. System is back up and running.
Oddly, it’s now a lot noisier than previously. All the fan controls are still set the same so no idea how!
P5Q Pro should’ve still been under the brilliant 3 year Asus warranty no?