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    hi there, i've got a hp/compaq d530 motherboard based pc and with or without the front panel header wires connected (bearing in mind its a 3rd party case not the original hp compaq case...). the pc turns itself on but nout comes on the screen and the power led at the front flickers for a second., i've also noticed that with the ide cable connected the dvd/hd drives do not power on, however when they are not connected to an ide cable they power on - i'd have thought that its more likely down to a chance there both set to master or slave though.

    Does anybody know why its acting up?

    Tim

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    Original Poster

    please help!

    Could be a power supply problem .

    did you buy the case second hand?, if so remove mainboard and double check there are no brass spacers making contact on the mainboard where there are no holes?

    Original Poster

    maddogb;6129629

    did you buy the case second hand?, if so remove mainboard and double … did you buy the case second hand?, if so remove mainboard and double check there are no brass spacers making contact on the mainboard where there are no holes?



    no bought it new...

    however i will remove the mainboard and do a quick check

    Tim

    maddogb;6129629

    did you buy the case second hand?, if so remove mainboard and double … did you buy the case second hand?, if so remove mainboard and double check there are no brass spacers making contact on the mainboard where there are no holes?



    Was just going to suggest that. Sounds like your shorting the mobo. Done it few times myself.

    Test it out side the case.

    If your still having problems I can take a look it.

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6132020

    Was just going to suggest that. Sounds like your shorting the mobo. Done … Was just going to suggest that. Sounds like your shorting the mobo. Done it few times myself.Test it out side the case.If your still having problems I can take a look it.



    it appears that i was putting the front panel header things in the wrong way. Which is why the power btton didn't do very much (and why the power button led flickered when the power lead was plugged in or unplugged.

    It appears that the motherboard froces the pc on when the psu is plugged into the mains anway, the pc can be switched off via the switch at the front...

    However, I'm getting nout to the monitor, i'm guessing it might be something in the bios setting it to look for an agp grphics card instead of using the integrated graphics?

    Either way, don't spose you have any spare agp graphics cards adam?

    I have one but the bit that goes into the socket is the wrong way round (talk about backwards compatibily, the flamin sockets pins are the oppiairw way round lol...)

    Tim

    timothyw9;6132683

    it appears that i was putting the front panel header things in the wrong … it appears that i was putting the front panel header things in the wrong way. Which is why the power btton didn't do very much (and why the power button led flickered when the power lead was plugged in or unplugged.It appears that the motherboard froces the pc on when the psu is plugged into the mains anway, the pc can be switched off via the switch at the front... However, I'm getting nout to the monitor, i'm guessing it might be something in the bios setting it to look for an agp grphics card instead of using the integrated graphics?Either way, don't spose you have any spare agp graphics cards adam?I have one but the bit that goes into the socket is the wrong way round (talk about backwards compatibily, the flamin sockets pins are the oppiairw way round lol...)Tim



    I have a spare PCI card that you can have for testing.

    I'm guessing the bios is not liking the card.

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6132716

    I have a spare PCI card that you can have for testing.I'm guessing the … I have a spare PCI card that you can have for testing.I'm guessing the bios is not liking the card.



    na, its the onboard vga that doesn't seem to be liking it..

    can I collect it from you in the next hour or two?

    Tim

    timothyw9;6132866

    na, its the onboard vga that doesn't seem to be liking it..can I collect … na, its the onboard vga that doesn't seem to be liking it..can I collect it from you in the next hour or two?Tim



    sounds like it is an agp x2 slot which is not compatible with x8 varients,
    the on-board may be disabled by shorted jumper pins on the board, check the manual,
    any system that has bios dis/abled setup will pick up the no card installed and use the on-board.

    Original Poster

    i thinks its the other way round, its 8x agp slot and the gpu is a 2x agp card (11 yhear old matrox card lol..)


    I'll have a look now at the jumpers on the mobo..

    Tim

    Sorry Timmy, tomorrow would be easier. PM me a reminder.

    Original Poster

    can't see any jumpers for vga....

    will wait until adam replies anyway, as i reckon theres someat up with the onboard vga..

    Tim
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