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Chacham's Journal: Uggh, computer won't boot 5

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Well, I wanted to see what modules I had in my Abit BH-6 motherboard. I had 3 128s. I plan to upgrade them to 3 256s, the maximum.

Also, I cannot get the Promise TX 2000 to work, so I ordered a 3ware Escalade 7000-2. It has such glowing reviews, I should have bought that in the first place. Anyone want to buy the TX 2000?

Anyway, after I removed the memory modules and returned them, my computer won't boot. No beeps, nothing. I took them out again, and it still wouldn't go. It's plugged in to a working socket. However, the SCSI card's green light is not on. Not sure what to do now. I guess I'll have to keep trying.

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  • are your sure they are properly re-seated?
    are you sure your computer is plugged in? Are you sure the power cable is plugged into the computer?
    is your powersupply working? Any blown fuses or burn marks?

    In 1 sentence: Have you checked all the obvious stuff?

    If its becuase your memory modules aren't seated properly things should "sound" like they are coming up- fans and hard drive whirr.
    • are your sure they are properly re-seated?

      Yes. I re-seated them twice. I even did it to the expansion cards as well.

      are you sure your computer is plugged in?

      Yes. I also tried it in another outlet, and tried another appliance in the same outlet.

      Are you sure the power cable is plugged into the computer?

      Yes. And I removed the cord and reinserted in a few times, just in case.

      is your powersupply working? Any blown fuses or burn marks?

      Hmm.. I have no idea. I'll check. Any ideas how though?

      In 1 sentence: Have you checked all the obvious stuff?

      I think so. and I'm trying to find out if I issed anything obvious. I appreciate your efforts.

      If its becuase your memory modules aren't seated properly things should "sound" like they are coming up- fans and hard drive whirr.

      Exactly, and none of that is happening, including the light on the SCSI card not coming on.

      • Hmmm, you got me there. Swap out the PSU with one from another computer?!

        Other than that look for smoke/burnt spots- but watch out for charged capacitors, don't fry yourself. yadda yadda yadda
        • Thanx, you found the obvious thing that I missed. The power suppy wasn't plugged into the motherboard! Not sure how it came out, but I saw it when I was looking for how to swap the psu.

          Thanx for the replies, it was just what I needed.
          • yeah, I hate that when I ponder over a problem for a while then I check the back of the machine or something and its obvious.

            Like when I couldn't get my scanner driver software to work and then I realized "I don't have a scanner!" ;)

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