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    Default PC wont power up - flashing DRAM LED light

    Contrary to popular belief, even though I know desktop stuff I dont do that much of it.

    PC was left powered off for two weeks now won;t power on.
    MOBO is an ASUS P6X-58D-E

    Symptoms:-

    1. DRAM LED light flashes off and on.
    2. Fans (case and PSU) appear to be stopping/starting.
    3. System powers off completely after about 30 seconds.

    What I've tried already:-

    1. New PSU - Same.
    2. Replaced memory DIMMs - Same.
    3. Removed CMOS battery to reset - Same.
    4. Replaced memory DIMMs completely - Same.
    5. Removed Graphics card - Same.
    6. Pressed and hold MEMOK button - DRAM LED remains solid but system does not boot.
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    The problem here is a well-known issue with PC's - they aren't Apple Macs.....

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    Default PC wont power up - flashing DRAM LED light

    Can you get it to boot off a CD/DVD/USB?
    If so try Linux Feather (or similar) to see if you can get in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Can you get it to boot off a CD/DVD/USB?
    If so try Linux Feather (or similar) to see if you can get in.
    Well no because its not even getting to the stage where things like HDDs and CD drives are powering up.....
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    checked your power lead/ socket ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Well no because its not even getting to the stage where things like HDDs and CD drives are powering up.....
    You mean it's not getting past POST?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    checked your power lead/ socket ??
    Ha ha yes of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    You mean it's not getting past POST?
    Yep.
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