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Thread: Abit KD7E not even booting to POST

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Fennville, Michigan


    I have an Abit KD7E with an Athlon XP processor. It has been working fine until the other day. I push the power button and it runs the fans about 2-3 seconds and then powers off. you have to wait a while before you can try it again, as it is like there is NO power to the computer.

    I tried a different power supply, a different CPU, even took out the PCI modem and sound card. Won't boot to the POST part or BIOS.

    Now I'm wondering if there may be a problem with the motherboard... perhaps the capacitors near the CPU?? I reset the BIOS in case there was a conflict somewhere. But to start and run for 3 seconds and then to not be able to start again for a while, is really odd.

    "Former Nebraskan... fix it with bailin' wire."

    MULTIBOOT -> Windows XP, ME and Mandrake 9.2 Linux

    Abit KV8-MAX3
    AMD 64 Clawhammer 3200+

    Kingston Hyper X 1GB DDR CAS 2 set agressively!
    Custom fan cooler for CPU
    USB 2.0 all onboard no card
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    10/100 NIC 3Com onboard
    Leadtek TV 2000 XP video input card PCI
    160 GB ATA 133 Maxtor HD 8MB buffer
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    are any fans connected to the 3 pin cpu fan connector on the mobo?
    some mobos wont boot w.o one.
    thats what it sounds like here

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