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Boot Device LED red, no POST.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

I have an ASUS P9X79 with an i7 4930K, two sticks of RAM, a 280X Vapor-X, and a Seasonic S12II 620 watt PSU.
 

When I power on, the board goes through a sequence of red lights which ends with the Boot device LED staying red and no POST. Monitor goes immediately into power save mode.

This happens whether I connect my SATA drives or not.

 

I took out the battery for a whole day but it didn't help. 

 

Any ideas?

 

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12 minutes ago, Xolin said:

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Well for one thing... in your video... you have no RAM... so of course it won't POST. What drives do you have and have you tried switching SATA ports yet?

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9 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Well for one thing... in your video... you have no RAM

Look closelier

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Look closelier

Oh right it's X79. 


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You said you took out the battery for a whole day, but did you also unplug the computer?

As long as there is power going to the system, it won't reset the CMOS. For troubleshooting purposes I recommend to just leave the battery out entirely until it works.

 

Reduce the amount of RAM DIMMs to only one and try different slots, aswell as DIMMs.

Leave the SSD unplugged and/or try different SATA ports aswell as cables.

 

 


 

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In case of USB confusion, refer to this sh*t.

  • 05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)
  • 10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
  • 40Gb/s - Thunderbolt 3
  • 40Gb/s certified - Thunderbolt 4
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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Well for one thing... in your video... you have no RAM... so of course it won't POST. What drives do you have and have you tried switching SATA ports yet?

 

2x4GB XPG memories. 

 

I have tried switching SATA ports on motherboard and it doesn't make any difference.

I have two SSDs, one Kingston V300 120GB for OS and main programs and files and a Silicon Power 512GB for loadscreen and constantly played games.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Senzelian said:

You said you took out the battery for a whole day, but did you also unplug the computer?

As long as there is power going to the system, it won't reset the CMOS. For troubleshooting purposes I recommend to just leave the battery out entirely until it works.

 

Reduce the amount of RAM DIMMs to only one and try different slots, aswell as DIMMs.

Leave the SSD unplugged and/or try different SATA ports aswell as cables.

 

 

 

I also unplugged the PC. I did it again but it doesn't help. 

I replaced the RAM to 8GB Kingston Hyper X and PC is still unable to boot. 

 

I was trying to leave the SSD unplugged and I was trying different SATA ports and cables. 

 

What should I do next? 

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39 minutes ago, Xolin said:

 

I also unplugged the PC. I did it again but it doesn't help. 

I replaced the RAM to 8GB Kingston Hyper X and PC is still unable to boot. 

 

I was trying to leave the SSD unplugged and I was trying different SATA ports and cables. 

 

What should I do next? 

At this point I suspect a dead motherboard or CPU.

You could go further by trying a different PSU and GPU and assembling all the components outside of the case.

Also check all power connectors.
I've seen weird things, were even the case could prevent a system from posting.

 

Also try a different monitor and different GPU ports and cables.

Basically anything you can try, you should try, even if it seems weird.

 

It sorta sucks that your CPU doesn't have integrated graphics. That would make it easier to troubleshoot.


 

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  • 05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)
  • 10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
  • 40Gb/s - Thunderbolt 3
  • 40Gb/s certified - Thunderbolt 4
  • 40Gb/s - USB 4

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 hours ago, Senzelian said:

At this point I suspect a dead motherboard or CPU.

You could go further by trying a different PSU and GPU and assembling all the components outside of the case.

Also check all power connectors.
I've seen weird things, were even the case could prevent a system from posting.

 

Also try a different monitor and different GPU ports and cables.

Basically anything you can try, you should try, even if it seems weird.

 

It sorta sucks that your CPU doesn't have integrated graphics. That would make it easier to troubleshoot.


I took everything out of the case. 
I took out the battery again.
I was trying to connect another SATA cable. 
And still no post. 
 

Is something dead?
This problem isn't new to me since it's happened to me several times before, but it always worked out somehow. 

 

How do I know if my CPU or motherboard is bad? 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, Senzelian said:

At this point I suspect a dead motherboard or CPU.

You could go further by trying a different PSU and GPU and assembling all the components outside of the case.

Also check all power connectors.
I've seen weird things, were even the case could prevent a system from posting.

 

Also try a different monitor and different GPU ports and cables.

Basically anything you can try, you should try, even if it seems weird.

 

It sorta sucks that your CPU doesn't have integrated graphics. That would make it easier to troubleshoot.

I think I found the problem. 
 

I put another GPU (WindForce 970) and PC is turned on. 

But when I put the 280X back there is no signal. 

This is weird because the 280X works fine on another PC. 

Ideas? 

 

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Just as an example: I had an issue with my GTX 1080 on Ryzen, where the GPU would work fine with any port on my older Intel platform, but on Ryzen it would only work with DVI and not HDMI or DisplayPort until I installed Windows and drivers.

 

So I would test every single port on the graphics cards.

I even had to buy a seperate cable. 


 

Some Wallpapers I created • The Basics of Solid State Drives and Modules (A reference guide by me)

 

In case of USB confusion, refer to this sh*t.

  • 05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)
  • 10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
  • 40Gb/s - Thunderbolt 3
  • 40Gb/s certified - Thunderbolt 4
  • 40Gb/s - USB 4

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Senzelian said:

Just as an example: I had an issue with my GTX 1080 on Ryzen, where the GPU would work fine with any port on my older Intel platform, but on Ryzen it would only work with DVI and not HDMI or DisplayPort until I installed Windows and drivers.

 

So I would test every single port on the graphics cards.

I even had to buy a seperate cable. 


I tested every single port but there is no signal to monitor. 


The VGA LED is solid red when I put the 280X. When I put the 970WF it doesn’t happen.

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7 minutes ago, Xolin said:


I tested every single port but there is no signal to monitor. 


The VGA LED is solid red when I put the 280X. When I put the 970WF it doesn’t happen.

Did you try a different PCI-e slot?

 


 

Some Wallpapers I created • The Basics of Solid State Drives and Modules (A reference guide by me)

 

In case of USB confusion, refer to this sh*t.

  • 05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)
  • 10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
  • 40Gb/s - Thunderbolt 3
  • 40Gb/s certified - Thunderbolt 4
  • 40Gb/s - USB 4

 

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21 minutes ago, Xolin said:

Yup

Hm, I can only imagine it being a thing with the PSU then.
Maybe for some reason your PSU does fine with the 970, but not with the 280x.


 

Some Wallpapers I created • The Basics of Solid State Drives and Modules (A reference guide by me)

 

In case of USB confusion, refer to this sh*t.

  • 05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0)
  • 10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
  • 40Gb/s - Thunderbolt 3
  • 40Gb/s certified - Thunderbolt 4
  • 40Gb/s - USB 4

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I put the GPU in bottom slot and now it works!  
 

Edit: I was installing the driver but VGA LED is still solid red when I put the GPU on the first slot... 

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