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    Default GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    System:


    • GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA ATX Intel Motherboard, v2.0
    • Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 Quad-Core Processor - BX80601950
    • COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W Power Supply
    • OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - SET A - Chosen because it is on Gigabytes Recommended Memory List.
    • OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - SET B - Chosen because it is on Gigabytes Recommended Memory List.
    • EVGA 012-P3-1475-AR GeForce GTX 470
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • Thermaltake Frio, Intel Core i7 Intel CPU Cooler, CLP0564
    • BIOS Version FA (would be happy to upgrade to FB once it works again



    This was build for a friend by me and is a scaled down version of an exact system I build for myself a couple months ago that I am having no issues with and am extremely happy with. I sure hope you can help me/us!!!

    I built the second system and it worked fine. Installed OS, many reboots, software install, et al. Let it run 24/7 for a few days and powered it off. Turned it on/off for the next couple days to install/check things. All 100%.

    Friend calls and says they is going to come pick it up. I power it on for a last checkout and the problems start...

    Fist the system just reboots continously. Gets the splash screen, reboots. Get to the splash screen, reboots, ., ., ., Get to the splash screen, reboots (all with one short 'beep').

    In addition I am now unable to get into the BIOS via the [DEL] key. In fact, none of the keys: [TAB], [F9], [F12], [END], and of course [DEL] as mentioned prior, function.


    Unable to get into BIOS and will not boot. Tried several keyboards. Both USB and PS2. No change. Keyboards work on other systems including the other GA-X58A-UD3R system without issue.

    Pulled everything apart. Meticulously checked everything. Pulled all parts. Installed one stick of memory. Same issue-- Unable to get into BIOS. Splash screen. One short beep. Reboots.

    Other things we have tried:


    • Only Set-A of memory
    • Only Set-B of memory
    • Only one stick from either Set-A or Set-B of memory
    • W/ and w/o video card
    • Disconnected all drives (and stayed disconnected)
    • Pulled, check, and reconnected power cables to mother board.
    • Various, almost endless, variations of the above.
    • Disconnected power. Pulled the battery. Pressed on several times. Waited ~30 minutes. Pressed on several more times. Re-inserted battery.



    Sorry for the long post, but being a System Administrator and work with all kinds of other computer hardware, including "PC's", I wanted to list everything I have tried in order to (help) diagnosis it prior to turning to Gigabyte Tech People, or ANYONE, for help.


    THANKS!
    /tg

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    the board gets part way through post, past memory check and up to video (you get to splash screen). I suspect something on the motherboard has failed. It is not ram, not video card. I wonder if power supply, but think motherboard more likely.

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    have you fully cleared the cmos?try removing mb battery for 30mins and then try
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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    Already listed trying to pull the battery in my original post.

    Quote Originally Posted by TimGrz

    • Disconnected power. Pulled the battery. Pressed on several times. Waited ~30 minutes. Pressed on several more times. Re-inserted battery.
    /tg

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    ahh sorry i missed that,seems weird that it suddenly wouldnt start though,have you tried with the gpu in another pc? or another gpu? checked for shorts inside the case? done bench test outside the case on cardboard box or wooden table? checked all power and sata cables?
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    Have you tried reseating the CPU yet?

    If not I would try that next, as well as trying it outside of the case on a box or wooden table.

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    The poster said it was working fine, then it stopped. This is why I suspect a failure.
    FYI, trick, you don't have to wait a half hour without the battery in its socket, just flip the battery over for a second to put reverse voltage there. An Intel engineer showed me that trick. No need to wait, and no damage will occur.
    It is ridiculous to wait a half hour.

    Ever have a motherboard fail on you? I have. Many times, since I've worked with literally many hundreds of boards over the years. My most recent failure was catastrophic. An inductor burned up, blasting the board and evaporating the copper traces on the bottom of the board.

    The poster's problem may be fixed by re-seating the microprocessor. It may not, but it is worth a try.
    FYI, you can also test boot a processor by just holding your thumb on the top of it. It won't heat up so fast to burn your thumb and you can quickly see if it makes it through the boot.
    Last edited by Insight Homewood; 11-01-2010 at 02:51 AM. Reason: I added a few more comments.

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    it might only take one second to clear cmos,ive know folks do that and still have problems untill they left the battery out longer,just different ways-each to their own
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

    http://i38.tinypic.com/14myvfa.jpg x58 ud5 <=3.8ghz + 4.2ghz Overclock Template!!
    http://www.youtube.com/user/warren304#p/u Visit Me On Youtube

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    I would also try a different power supply. I've had those fail almost as often as HD's. Good luck!

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    Default Re: GA-X58A-UD3R - Unable to boot, get into BIOS. [ Wash. Rinse. Repeat. ]

    I have had several 58 boards do this and each time had to return to Gigabyte UK for a repair, as an agent RMAing boards I can see what has been done on my RMA form online and each time a bios flash update has been carried out, as this will not boot need to get service centre to use a magic tool to wipe the bios and reprogramme it. Asked about the clearing tool costs a lot and is specific to each model so have to return my boards to Gigabyte who are brilliant all back within 5 working days. Believe it is as the bios collects data closing down and has become corrupted at one point. Microscope seems to confirm this - no returned boards have come back to me after flashing hope this helps Howard the gardener

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