[thelist] grounding + shorts (installing hardware)

Richard Maloley II richard at rrcomputerconsulting.com
Thu Sep 8 11:12:42 CDT 2005

I build computers on a fairly regular basis, and it sounds to me as though
you do have a dead motherboard. It was probably dead on arrival, so save
yourself the hassle and RMA it.

As for grounding yourself, it is recommended that you work over a grounding
sheet and that you wear a grounding bracelet. However, in the 5+ years of
working with computers, I've never once used a bracelet or sheet. I just
touch some metal in the case before grabbing a component and I'm good to go.
Never fried a chip, either. Dropping them on the other hand, that's a horse
of a different color...


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Subject: [thelist] grounding + shorts (installing hardware)

Just bought:
ASUS K8V-X motherboard
AMD Semperon 3000+
1 Gig Corsair Ram (pc3200) 512mbx2
eVGA nVidia FX5200 128Mb Video Card

However, I'm not getting a "post beep" when I bootup.
Fans and drives are powered, and motherboard light is
on, but no video signal, and no post beeps.

Local computer shop said it was a defective
motherboard (worked with new MB). I also read about
grounding myself may be the problem, not sure how to
do this though.

Any ideas on looking for shorts on the motherboard?
Not sure what to look for.

Anthony Ettinger
ph: (408) 656-2473
blog: http://www.chovy.com

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