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Lee Parsons Mar 28, 2004, 05:58pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Here we go.
My system was having system errors, it got to the point of getting to the scandisk and saying it could not read the HD
I couldnt get into the BIOS as there was a password to enter, so i took out the battery to reset it.
While doing this i also took the memory out to have a look at it.
Now my PC wont boot up atall, ive changed the power supply, changed the memory, everything but nothing, it doesnt make any noise at all, ive checked my leads with another machine and it works fine. Im unsure as of what to do next, surely i cant have to replace the whole motherboard
Any help would be appreciated


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Dean s Mar 28, 2004, 06:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
taking ram out of the mobo while its on isnt a good idea, neither is taking the cmos battery out, try clearing the cmos again, that might help

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Dean s Mar 28, 2004, 06:06pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
ur bios thing on ur motherboard might be screwed up, try flashing it

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Michael A. Mar 28, 2004, 08:57pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
You took the RAM out while the system was running? You may have killed it. Try some other RAM and see if that helps.

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Lee Parsons Mar 29, 2004, 04:32am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
Hi,
Nah i didnt take the memory out while the PC was on, it was all turned off, i took the memory out at the same time as the battery so it could be either one of those items causing me problems. Ive tried some other RAM, what do you mean by "flashing my motherboard" and clearing the CMOS, sorry to sound dumb but im not farmiliar with those terms, Cheers

Michael A. Mar 29, 2004, 11:01am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
To clear your CMOS pull out the battery on the mobo and let it sit overnight. It takes awhile for the information to clear. However, before you do this get your mobo make and model number and we can help you to get the flash file and walk you through the process. >Michael

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 29, 2004, 03:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
u should of read the manual that came with your motherboard.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 29, 2004, 03:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
also sometimes batteries go dead

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Michael A. Mar 29, 2004, 03:20pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
Good suggestion Airman. Lee, try replacing your CMOS battery and see if that helps you to retain the BIOS information.

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Lee Parsons Mar 29, 2004, 04:43pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
cheers guys,
im going to take my battery out and leave it over night.
Ive tried 2 other motherboards on the system now and still nothing, not a flicker, very very strange..

Lee Parsons Mar 30, 2004, 06:47am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
Tried loads of different things, still nothing, not sure whats happened here

Michael A. Mar 30, 2004, 11:21am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
At this point I would recommend you send the mobo to the manufacturer and have them replace or repair it.

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angryhippy Mar 31, 2004, 04:13am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
When you put the ram back in did you make sure it was seated good? Did the end clips snap into the 1/2 circle cutouts on the end of the ram?

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Lee Parsons Mar 31, 2004, 01:09pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Battery reset caused PC not to Boot
yea, i put it in ok.
Iv since sent the motherboard back and gone back to using my other pc. Sometimes its easier just to give up i reckon.


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