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    Default Need help diagnosing problem

    I have a X58A-UD7 motherboard and two GTX 480 cards in SLI.

    I made the mistake of not unplugging my power supply when I moved the position of one of my video cards. It touched the motherboard, and I think I saw a spark. Now, when I power up my PC all the fans spin, but the monitor remains blank. The LEDs on the motherboard remain all lit up, which is unusual as this only usually lasts a couple of seconds at the beginning of the boot sequence.

    Is the motherboard broken? Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    Have you tried booting directly into bios (hitting delete key) when starting? Do you have a motherboard speaker? If so do you hear any beeps when powering on?

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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    Have you tried with only one graphics card (the one that didn't arc)? Maybe you didn't fry the motherboard but the video card?
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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    So I'm pretty certain its just the motherboard that is fried.

    Neither of the two cards work by themselves in any of the PCI slots. I am unable to enter the BIOS, as nothing actually boots up.

    Thanks for the help, I just ordered a new motherboard.

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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    WAIT!!!!,have you removed mb battery for 30mins or overnight? If not do that first,just might be badly corrupted bios
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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    Just left the battery out for a few hours. No change. :(

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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    Try leaving out overnight,tested with another psu?
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    Default Re: Need help diagnosing problem

    Removing your CMOS battery isn't going to fix this one I don't think. Do you get any POST beeps now, or just silence? Assuming you get nothing, the board is the most likely culprit.


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