[Wiltshire] BIOS flashy thing.

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sun Sep 18 11:10:55 UTC 2011


Simon Iremonger wrote:
> Try attaching only:-
> Motherboard, ram, cpu  (those that were working)
> Older graphics card    (that used to work)
> Plug in monitor/keyboard/power...
> With your PSU,
> But NO Hard disk or CD Drive, attached (neither to board
>   nor to power supply).
> Does that start consistently into the BIOS setup?

When I've suffered bad caps in the past I found I had to turn the
machine on, have it apparently do nothing or lock up just after BIOS,
leaving it sitting there for an hour, all the time getting warmer, cycle
the power and it would boot.  IOW, start-up from cold rarely worked.

Just one more thing to try.  :-)

Cheers, Ralph.

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