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[SJ]Satain

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Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« on: April 30, 2009, 07:24:27 am »
Well as some of you might know i recently got a new computer...

specs are as followed:

Nvidia Gigabyte GTX285
Asus p5ql-pro mobo
Intel E8400
2x2gb Corsair 1066 ram
750W TX corsair psu

so, here's what happened:

after a decent few laps in gtr2 (power and glory mod in the minis) round Pukekohe feeling pretty good and loving the new computer decided to get some sleep as i had uni in 8 hours.

Now that seems pretty normal, but being the idiot i am as i went to close down my computer but happened to bump 'sleep mode' instead. This seemed alright to me so i let it do its thing. I came back 10 mins later and wiggled the mouse to 'wake' it up. Hmmm nothing....  :?: so i hit spacebar... thats when i noticed neither my mouse nor my keyboard had any power lights or anything of the sort.... oh well, ill just hit the off button its getting late....

The next day after learning about how to make programs im keen to get some more racing action in... turn it on, put my bag away, sit down, look at the screen...

 8-O

screen is going into power saving mode, still no power to my mouse or keyboard... computer lights on, and i still hear the sounds of the dvd in my drive running and my hdd spinning up...

maybe ill reset it and unplug it at the wall.

turn it back on... nothing. Blue flashy lights (which looks mean for all you people who said it was an ugly case!) going, hdd spinning up and everything looking like it should. Yet still my screen (plugged into the dvi port) went into power saving mode and still no connection to my mouse or keyboard. I did all the obvious things, checked the cables, checked the usb's (and there is power to the usb's because my mp3 when plugged into it starts charging as it should). i cracked open the case and nothing seems to be lose or anything.

Still nothing!

i've researched on the internet and not many people have had this problem but those that have, have got no answers.

Hoping that someone here has any help. It's in the shop now but im gonna pick it up 2moro and if they havent fixed the problem will smash it into oblivion.  :knockout:

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009, 07:33:55 am »
what you can't get into bios, daft question i think as your keyboard is not working, are you using USB or PS2 devices !

i know this might be a bit daft, so that little hole in you cd/dvd push a straightened paper clip in it and remove an cd's/dvd's just in case it's trying to boot from the cd.

do you have floppy drive, try a boot disc, do you have any old HD's with an OS it, fire that in and see if it boots.





 

[SJ]Satain

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009, 07:40:12 am »
All usb, and the legacy (to wake up the computer) thing is set correctly and on. i can open the cd tray up just fine as all the rest of the computer seems to be functioning i just put it in to see if it would try read it etc. I am almost positive that it is not in anyway software related as my friend had the exact same mobo and he just got it replaced and everything worked after that. I think it is this motherboard with vista sleep combination.

[SJ]dirtyvfr

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 11:42:42 am »
ok man, hope you get it sorted, but as a last resort if you think the mobo is away

flash the bios by linking out the jumper

remove the bios battery

and once you get it sorted made a movie of the mobo's distruction

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009, 11:54:12 am »
yep if the motherboard is just in a sleep loop resetting the cmos will fix it. do you hear any beeps when you boot it up?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2009, 09:07:11 pm by [SJ]DRokK »

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 02:55:09 pm »
Bad news Nathan, sorry to hear that m8  :(




Woof ~ Woof


wish i was stuck in one though... i'm ready to throb a horn in a kids throat for waking me.. :grr:

[SJ]2shedz

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009, 07:09:17 pm »
i'm ready to throb a horn in a kids throat for waking me.. :grr:

I would re think that phrase Frank  :innocent:  lol
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[SJ]Nailz

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009, 08:38:10 pm »
i'm ready to throb a horn in a kids throat for waking me.. :grr:

I would re think that phrase Frank  :innocent:  lol
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[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 09:08:11 pm »
i'm ready to throb a horn in a kids throat for waking me.. :grr:

I would re think that phrase Frank  :innocent:  lol
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oh my!  :schtum:

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2009, 09:10:30 pm »
Eeek!

[SJ]dunki2001

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009, 09:11:31 pm »
animation getting good byron :D

[SJ]Byron

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009, 09:12:58 pm »
Cheers Dunki.  Bout time someone changed the subject after Franks little faux pas!

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[SJ]dunki2001

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2009, 09:21:56 pm »
Yeah!

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 12:47:48 am »
Could the BIOS have changed the video setting from PCI E to PCI or vise versa?

Try changing DVI ports on the graphic card?

As stated earlier if your keyboard is not powering on there's not much one can do other than reseating the keyboard into a different USB port, like the one your MP3 is connecting to or flash the BIOS...

Can you connect to it remotely?

Hope you get it sorted m8  :hats off:


[SJ]Satain

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 10:25:21 am »
Cheers guys, i just ended up flashing the bios like you said and all is well. The only fix for this problem is to never click sleep mode. It's a known bug with my mobo and ASUS still havent fixed it... im up on the beast now and loving it.  :extend: wow! they are getting good!

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: Crappy computer causing me to chuck in!
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2009, 07:22:34 pm »
im up on the beast now and loving it.  :extend: wow! they are getting good!


Cool thumbs up

:)