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Mobo posts outside case - 5 beeps in case

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Xplorer4, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Xplorer4

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    OK so when the mobo is NOT in the case, it works fine. However once I mount it in the case with minmium peripherals such as video card,keyboard,power/reset buttons,case speaker,and fans I suddenly get 5 error beeps. Tried reseating the CPU the first time it happened, and testing the mono outside the case. Posted fine. Put it back in case, 5 beep codes. Any help is much appreciated since this is my third mobo in a week and I am sick of Neweggs lies and rude customer service.
     
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    check where the mounting posts for motherboard to case is especially the metal posts.
     
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    OK after more troubleshooting it seems the video card causing the short. My mobo is a p65a-45 which has 2 pci-e slots which helped narrow it down. In the bottom pci-e slot the system posts fine but blocks my SATA ports. What about trying to wrap some electrical tape around the metal bracket. Not very professional but I just want to get the rig up and running and stable.
     
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    what metal bracket?
     
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    The piece that runs along theback of the case and slides between the mobo and case.
     
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    is it like a tray?
     
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    Its the metal part that sits against the case and has the connections/video out puts.
     
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    you mean the back plate were all the outputs of the motherboard go thru?
     
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    of course.
     
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    that would not be causing the problem.
     
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    Care to explain? I am at a complete loss here as to how it can be causing a short. Could it just be a bad pci-e port? The card works so it can't be a bad card.
     
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    can you take the bracket off the card to see what happens?
     
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    need a picture of the backside of the videocard showing connector port(s) for monitor(s).
     
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    those nut screws(2 on either side of blue & white connectors) can come off & videocard bracket might come off then.
     
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    problem is what do you use to unscrew them?
     
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    a small socket or a pair of needle nose pliers. i do that all the time.
     

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