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Maxx not booting
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:07:45 am »
Turn power on. Fans come on bill acceptor cycles. But wont go past this screen. Any ideas?

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Re: Maxx not booting
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 05:03:12 pm »
I would try disconnecting everything from the Mobo apart from the monitor output , will it boot any further ?


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Re: Maxx not booting
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 06:35:48 pm »
Everything has been unplugged. Hard drive,I/O board, ram chips, CPU, you even get the beep for it starting up. But it wont go past that screen. Thinking mother board is toast.

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Re: Maxx not booting
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 07:08:54 pm »
Well I replaced the motherboard. I reused all my other parts so its definitely something on the motherboard.

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Re: Maxx not booting
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 01:02:13 pm »
looks like it got hung up at the ram test portion of the POST. either bad ram stick or faulty seating.

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Re: Maxx not booting
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 01:14:53 pm »
Tried swapping and reseating the ram. Didn't do anything.

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Re: Maxx not booting
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 10:12:32 pm »
could be the northbridge chip. it is the portion responsible for ram IO. you could always swap the elecrolytic capacitors by the ram slots and the northbridge and see if it comes back to life again.

in any case, the new board works  :cheers: