Power up, power down, power up, power down..Video Card Fan no spin! :(

ITDEFX

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Ok this one is driving me crazy. Last night I powered on my machine only to hear it power up, then shut off, then power back on. this happened a few months ago and after troubleshooting it I found a work around by disconnecting my LG DVD burner. This problem has resurface again where it will not fully power on to POST. No beeps (long or other wise). I learned that the video card (260gtx)'s fan won't spin! I tried reseating the card and nothing. I took the entire machine apart and still nothing. Checked the CPU and it looks ok (no scorch marks and no burnt smells coming from any device. The machine last powered up yesterday morning. Here are my specs from new egg. Unfortuntily I am one year out of warranty since I bought it last September.

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LG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech Black SATA Model GH20NS15 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136149


Western Digital Caviar Blue WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136218


SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152102
30 Day Return Policy

LG Black Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive SATA Model GGW-H20L LightScribe Support - Retail
Item #: N82E16827136137
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

Seagate SV35.2 ST3160815AV 160GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822148267
30 Day Return Policy

OCZ Diesel 4GB Single Channel Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBDSL4G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227331
--Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16829102006
--Standard Return Policy

EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130398
30 Day Return Policy

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ASUS P5Q Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P45 Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131297
30 Day Return Policy

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OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341010
--Standard Return Policy

1
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
Item #: N82E16835118003
--Standard Return Policy

1
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR1066A2GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227239
--Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115043
--Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

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I did buy another gtx 260 and that card won't spin it's fans. Based on what I have read here I have come down to three possibilities.

1. Memory chips have fried :(

2. Power supply doesn't want to power the card (even though it's been fine for over a year)

3. PCI-X slot is shot to hell :(


What do you guys think?
 

ITDEFX

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I went thru the check list. Nothing has been added/installed/taken out nor any driver updates have been made. The video card fan just wont spin!


The only things that are connected to the Power supply right now is

Motherboard, CPU, CPU fan, Ram, 260gtx and memory sticks.

the sound card, hard drives and optical drives are not connected.

all sata, firewire and usb cables are out.

I am suspecting the ram sticks got fired (A month after I bought and built the machine I added the SLI Nvidia 2 gig sticks) and have had no problems until now (a year later).

Do u guys agree?
 
That's why I suggested going through the checklist. It has a step to try each stick of RAM by itself. It also has additional troubleshooting ideas. The checklist is a good way to systemically test each component. It's not just for troubleshooting new builds. Did you try each stick of RAM by itself to see if a stick has died like you suspect?