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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:04 PM
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Take at look at the small black/blue capacitors on the motherboard, MSI boards have had problems. If they are coned shaped at the top (should be flat) or there is residue around some of them then the motherboard is bad.

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Take at look at the small black/blue capacitors on the motherboard, MSI boards have had problems. If they are coned shaped at the top (should be flat) or there is residue around some of them then the motherboard is bad.

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I'm no computer genius and learn as I go but everything looked ok to me. I came across someone else having this problem and he said his CMOS chip was bad. Ok so here is a diagram of mine and where would that be located if this one has one. From what I pulled up they all looked like something big and I don't see anything like that on this one.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Ok why won't the image show? There are two more photos on that link that is of mine. I just don't understand why it was booting to BIOS and now nothing. I don't have any video card on it. I'm assuming it has onboard video. I also don't have any speakers hooked to it so don't know if it beeps or not.

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Sorry don't know why images aren't showing you can delete this post

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:59 AM
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Edit your post and put this in as a link:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...=a.10150721659 132697.423373.770312696&type=3&theater
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Thanks I used the insert image icon which didn't work
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:10 PM
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The bios chip for that board is located between the SATA ports and the IDE connectors. Going by the pictures in the manual, it looks like it is socketed and probably can be replaced. Your best option for getting a replacement would be to contact MSI directly, or check Ebay.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 01:43 AM
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Is that the tiny black thing that says BIOS on it? I'm telling you some of this is greek to me but trying to learn.

I think I found one on Ebay

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Old April 4th, 2012, 04:01 AM
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Yep, thats a bios chip.
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Old April 7th, 2012, 02:31 PM
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I got the new ram and that didn't change a thing. I hooked speakers up to it since I think it has onboard sound and it makes no noise when I turned it on so no beeps. I found a chip so will order that. If that doesn't do it I don't know what else to try.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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The motherboard speaker connection is on the JFP2 pin connections on the motherboard.

Just a thought, does this system also have a video card? or are you using the onboard video?

If the monitor is connected to a video card and you reset the bios to factory, you may need to move the monitor over to the on-board video connection to get video output.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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I'm using onboard video, there is no card, but I have thought about ordering one.

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Old April 26th, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Ok back after having to get some breast cancer taken care of.

I tried another ps and it made no difference. I have ordered a bios chip and see if that is it. If not then I don't have a clue what to try next. How can you test to see if a MB suddenly went bad?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Got the new chip and it made zero difference.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:56 AM
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That board has a CMOS Button called SW1, Press the button in the middle of the connector top side to clear the data, then try a boot. Looking down it is next (left) of the CMOS Battery.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:57 AM
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Idnew, I need to get back up to speed on your problem. so let me run it down real quick, and see if I have everything.

the power connectors from the psu to the motherboard are connected and snug? (both the 24pin and the auxilliary 4pin)
The memory is installed and seated correctly?
The cd/dvd, floppy, and harddrive are installed. with both the power leads and data cables connected? The battery and bios chip were both installed correctly?

And when you try to boot the pc, it turns on and the fans spin and power light comes on, but no video output. Do you get a blinking curser on the screen? or does it just stay black?
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