View Full Version : Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Wireless not booting!
06-23-2006, 11:14 PM
So, finally get all the parts for my new computer in today, and set everything up. Power on, and it's like the lights are on but nobody's home! Fans and lights come on just fine, but nothing on the screen (even after the 30 seconds that ASUS says it takes to run first-time checks). There's also a beeping--one long one followed by two shorter ones. Asus online troubleshooting is of no help naturally, so does anyone know what it means?
Athlon 64 x2 4400 AM2
A8n-SLI Deluxe Wireless AM2
4 Gigs OCZ DDR2 800 PC 6400
Dual eVga GeForce 7900 GT KO
900Gigs Seagate SATA 3.0G/s
160 Gig Seagate SATA150
For other people's machines, I never have problems building them--just for the ones I build for myself! :banghead: Thanks in advance :)
06-23-2006, 11:16 PM
Oh, and of course I've checked that all the RAM is set, the power connectors are all seated properly, as is the IDE, Video cards and everything else.
06-24-2006, 12:34 AM
Can you get near the bios?
Edit or of course a faulty video card. got any spare bits to try?
Edit: damn its the wrong one. :(
Chances are its the video card is busted. Especially with that beep code.
06-24-2006, 12:40 AM
Ok yeah 1 long 2 short = Video card.
06-24-2006, 01:15 AM
Aiight, I'll swap them, see if the other one's any good. Then RMA the dud. :)`
06-24-2006, 01:51 AM
Say, what do you think the odds would be of getting two video cards DOA at the same time? Same thing happens no matter which card I use... :shrug:
06-24-2006, 03:00 AM
What have you done troubleshooting-wise?
1) Checked all the connections?
2) Verified you have no shorts?
3) Booted with basic hardware? (One video card, one stick of RAM, CPU, NO hard drives, NO optical drives, nothing else)
Are you sure you have the A8N-SLI? I thought the AM2 version of this board was the M2N-32 SLI (http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=1163&l1=3&l2=101&l3=0) or some other M2N variant.
What PSU are you using?
06-24-2006, 03:34 AM
Yeah, it's the M2N etc etc. Long day, can you tell? ;)
Yep, everything's seated properly and plugged in, and starting up with minimum hardware has no effect. Besides, the beep I have confirmed is BIOS telling me there's a bad video adapter, and based on further investigation it does it no matter which of the new cards I use. i have no other PCI-E cards lying around, and the board doesn't have an AGP, so I can't test any other cards out. Gonna initiate the RMA process tonight--good thing UPS Ground to Jersey is overnight from here;)
PSU is Antec TruePower II 550 watt by the way :)
06-24-2006, 04:00 AM
Have you tested your monitor to see if it works...
06-24-2006, 04:44 AM
All been working fine for months. I'm on one of them right now ;)
06-24-2006, 04:44 AM
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