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Computer showing no signs of life, again.

About 6 months ago my computer failed to boot up for no apparent reason, symptoms were pretty consistant with PSU failure and I had been thinking of upgrading so I installed a new PSU. This didn't end up being the problem and I ultimately discovered that one of my RAM slots had gone bad. I ran it with one stick for a while with no problems and then replaced the motherboard about a month ago. The computer was performing excellent, until today when it would not start at all. All I get when I try to turn it on is the power light and rear fan (which runs for a fraction of a second). The hard drive makes no attempt to spin. There are no beeps or light codes. Just silence and a solid power light.

The current specs are as follows:

-MoBo (recently replaced): Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H

-28GB RAM. 1600 hrz Corsair Vengence. Recently replaced, matching sticks. Also stock ram from an old dell that is known good & matching

-CPU: 3.10GHz Intel processor

-PSU (fairly recently replaced): EVGA 500 B1 (500W)

-Drives: Stock 1TB HDD from aforementioned old dell. 500Gb Samsung SSD. 4TB WD Blue connected via USB 3.0 for backup.

-GPU: NIVIDA GEFORCE GT 1030 (csm)

-OS: Windows 10 Prof. 64bit.

 

TL;DR: Computer with fresh MoBo and recent PSU was working great for 2 weeks and suddenly shows no signs of life. What do?

 

Thanks in advance!

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Am I reading it right, you're using corsair RAM and the stock RAM?  While that CAN work, and may not ever cause a problem, that is a red flag for me.  

 

I'd start by clearing your CMOS, then using only exactly matching sticks of RAM.  Since your RAM slot it what was faulty on your previous board, I'd also be suspicious of the functionality of some of your RAM sticks themselves. 

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try pull the mobo batery with no power for a few minits replace and try boot it would be my starting point

 

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2 minutes ago, pstarlord said:

Am I reading it right, you're using corsair RAM and the stock RAM?  While that CAN work, and may not ever cause a problem, that is a red flag for me.  

 

I'd start by clearing your CMOS, then using only exactly matching sticks of RAM.  Since your RAM slot it what was faulty on your previous board, I'd also be suspicious of the functionality of some of your RAM sticks themselves. 

bet me by a second lol defo cmos clear then the ram would have been my next

 

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I removed both OE sticks, reset the CMOS and removed the battery and replaced it. No change.

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A "bad ram slot" is 99% of the time caused by a bent pin. Pull your CPU, make sure nothing is bent, then reseat it turning corners 1-3-2-4 until threaded, 1-3-2-4 until screwed in to the bottom of the threads, and again 1-3-2-4 between your index and middle finger until your driver slips (I use this method as to not overtighten)

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1 hour ago, Chronified said:

A "bad ram slot" is 99% of the time caused by a bent pin. Pull your CPU, make sure nothing is bent, then reseat it turning corners 1-3-2-4 until threaded, 1-3-2-4 until screwed in to the bottom of the threads, and again 1-3-2-4 between your index and middle finger until your driver slips (I use this method as to not overtighten)

Bad slot was in old MoBo, all 4 are (or at least were) working just fine now.

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