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    Default GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    (Sorry if this was covered somewhere, I did a search and did not find any successful troubleshooting advice.)
    I'm having trouble with this crazy board again. I'll go through the steps that I've done so far.


    1. I Tried installing new Corsair Memory.

    2. System Powered up, then shut off after 10 seconds. Then came back on again. There was no BIOS screen shown the entire time.

    3. No Video, no Beeps. The System seems to probe the Disc Drive. (Either that or it comes on automatically to look for something in the drive.) I don't know if it probes the Hard Drive.


    Troubleshooting steps I've tried thus far:

    1. Putting old RAM back in. Nothing.
    2. Clearing CMOS. (Removed Battery for 45 minutes) Nothing.
    3. Check all connections. (Reseated RAM and Video Card. Everything was secure.)
    4. Removed all Ram and used just one module. Nothing.
    5. Used another video card. Still no Video.

    If I remove all RAM from the system, or if I put one in another slot than the first one, the system does 3 long beeps then pauses and does long beeps constantly. With the RAM in the first slot, it does not beep. But there's still no video.

    I tried removing the Video Card and ran it as is without it, no beeps still but that seemed odd for a board with no integrated graphics.

    The phase lights are all on, Fans are spinning(Even on the Video Card) and I did not touch the Processor at all. The system was working fine yesterday before I exchanged for the bigger RAM.


    Also, last time I had an issue like this I had to RMA the board. Something about the retarded recovery bios messing everything up. There was a way to flash the BIOS when that happened but the Floppy Controller had to be the first to boot. I left it the first ever since that day but its not probing the Floppy Controller at all. Only the DVD Drive. Even the HDD lights acknowledge that it occurs.

    Don't know if I can RMA this time since the board is out of warranty and its no longer being sold in stores. This is the most troublesome board I've ever owned. Even the hybrid ASRock mobo I own has ran longer without issues despite constant upgrades.

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    Try leaving battery out overnight,
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    Leaving it out overnight as in like 8-12 hours?

    What does that do exactly? If this holds CMOS values, shouldn't they be cleared either by jumper or the 30 minute wait that I've seen you suggest through searches?

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    It depends,if 30mins doesn't work then try overnight 12hour+,I've seen overnight work for some people,try it,you've got nothing to lose
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    My procedure is:
    1. Power of you the system
    2. Turn off the power supply and unplug the psu from the wall socket
    3. Press and hold the front case on/off switch for 10 - 15 seconds
    4. Remove the motherboard battery
    5. Leave a jumper block connected to the two CLR_CMOS pins

    Sometimes the clear cmos procedure needs to be done for several hours, overnight or possibly 24 hours.
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    I left it out overnight, and nothing.

    I'm going to try again with the new suggestion. At this point it looks like the board is dead.

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    Could be that while installing ram the MB bent and something broke?

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    Try cleaning your gpu gold contacts,use a pencil rubber on both sides or some alcahol solution and check power wires are connected fully
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    When you clear the CMOS, the floppy should again be set as the first device to be scanned, so if you have one connected be sure you put a copy of an extracted BIOS onto a floppy disk and let it run to see if it will scan that or not.

    As for the CD/DVD drive being scanned, that may also be for a BIOS, put in your driver CD that came with the motherboard and let it run and wait at least 5 minutes after that gets scanned before you reboot as it may scan and grab the BIOS from the CD and flash the system.

    Do you have any disks setup in IDE mode? What was your OS on the main disk for this board, was it already setup to also allow IDE? If so connect it to the first SATA port (SATA0) and boot and wait, to see if windows eventually loads even if nothing is on the screen. I say this because lately after the introduction of some new larger BIOSes, on a couple different model boards I've had random times where there is no graphics on screen until after windows loads, then on reboot everything is back to normal. Switching cards never corrected this for me, only allowing windows to boot. Although, I can tell you a few times when I first noticed the issues and tried troubleshooting I did find that switching from a PCIE card to PCI would then work, and then it would be corrected for the PCIE card after a reboot, but I can't remember if that was also after I went into windows or not. So if you do have an old PCI card it's worth trying it with that too.

    On your warranty, are you sure it's been more than three years? You can check via the date on the boards serial number if you are not sure, it shows you how here on the RMA page
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3L: Power on, No boot, no video

    I want to say before hand, I appreciate all of the help so far.

    @Chike

    I made sure not to over exert any pressure. It doesn't take much to slide in a stick of memory since it only fits one way.

    @wazza300

    I'll do that while I wait the 24 hours.


    @Lsdmeasap

    So far its not activating the Floppy Drive at all. I did slip in the driver disc last time I checked but I did not wait 5 minutes.

    All of my Hard Drives are SATA and were set in AHCI mode. The CD Drive is IDE. I don't have any old PCI video cards. I did try another working Video Card and still got a black screen.

    I'll check the RMA page to see if its covered.

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