Possible to revive a couple of dead ASUS motherboards?

Hi guys, sorry for the long post, but I have recently acquired two ASUS motherboards - a P8P67-M and a P6X58D-E, both of which don't seem to be working, and I'd appreciate some insight into whether it's possible to revive either of them, or are they dead Jim...

Since they have different symptoms, I'll list the issues and what I've tried separately for each.

Starting with the P8P67-M:
Symptoms:
Plugged in, motherboard power LED lights up
When started, it just boot loops - powers on for a second, then reboots, no beeps or display. This happens no matter what the configuration.

Test components:
Asus P8P67-M
Celeron G530 (tested working)
Radeon 7770 (tested working)
1x2GB Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9 (tested in all DIMM slots)
Corsair VX550W (tested working)

It also boot loops with the GPU removed or inserted, with the RAM in any slot (as well as with no RAM). The only way to get something else to happen is to remove the CPU, at which point it won't even power up.


And the P6X58D-E:
Symptoms:
No power, when plugged in, no LEDs light up. No response to power button

Test components:
Asus P6X58D-E
Xeon E5506 (assumed to be working, I don't have another 1366 board to test it in)
Radeon 7770 (tested working)
1x2GB Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9 (tested in all DIMM slots)
Corsair VX550W (tested working)


Any idea whether either of them are salvageable?

Going through the no-POST checklist:

1.Did you carefully read the motherboard owners manual?
Yes

2. Did you plug in the 4/8-pin CPU power connector located near the CPU socket?
Yes, all motherboard connectors are securely inserted

3.Did you install the standoffs under the motherboard?
n/a - not in case

4.Did you verify that the video card is fully seated? (may require more force than a new builder expects.)
Yes, GPU is fully seated

5.Did you attach ALL the required power connector(s) to the video card?
Yes

6.Have you tried booting with just one stick of RAM installed? (Try each stick of RAM individually in each RAM slot.)
Yes, in all slots

7.Did you verify that all memory modules are fully inserted?
Yes

8.Did you verify in the owners manual that you're using the correct RAM slots?
Yes

9.Did you remove the plastic guard over the CPU socket? (this actually comes up occasionally.)
Haha yes

10.Did you install the CPU correctly?
Yep

11.Are there any bent pins on the motherboard/CPU?
No, both sockets are intact

12. If using an after market CPU cooler, did you get any thermal paste on the motherboard, CPU socket, or CPU pins? Did you use the smallest amount you could?
Using an Arctic Alpine 64/Freezer 7, mounted correctly, no thermal paste got onto the motherboards

13.Is the CPU fan plugged in? Some motherboards will not boot without detecting that the CPU fan is plugged in to prevent burning up the CPU.
Yes

14. If using a stock cooler, was the thermal material on the base of the cooler free of foreign material, and did you remove any protective covering? If the stock cooler has push-pins, did you ensure that all four pins snapped securely into place?
See 12

15. Are any loose screws laying on the motherboard, or jammed against it?
n/a - not in motherboard

16.Did you ensure you discharged all static electricity before touching any of your components?
Yes, grounded myself on my other system


17.Did you install the system speaker (if provided) so you can check beep-codes in the manual?
Yes, doesn't get that far

18.Did you read the instructions in the manual on how to properly connect the front panel plugs?
n/a - not in case

19.Did you turn on the power supply switch located on the back of the PSU?
Yes

20.Is your CPU supported by the BIOS revision installed on your motherboard? Most motherboards will post a CPU compatibility list on their website.
I presume so. I can't actually tell what BIOS version the boards are running

21.Have you tried resetting the CMOS?
Yes, made no difference

22. If you have integrated video and a video card, try the integrated video port. Resetting the bios, can make it default back to the onboard video. If you are trying to use HDMI outputs, try using DVI or VGA instead. Sometimes the HDMI ports won't work until the correct drivers are installed.
No integrated graphics

23. Make certain all cables and components including RAM and expansion cards are tight within their sockets.
They are


Thanks for any replies!
Reply to Mightyena
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  1. the P8P67-M might need a bios update to support the cpu
    the other one sound DOA, if no led are on
    Reply to rgd1101
  2. Fair enough, would have thought a basic SB Celeron would be supported from the get-go. Looks like it was supported since BIOS 1002. If it is an earlier BIOS I'd need an i3-2100/2120, i5-2300/2400/2500(k) or i7-2600(k). I'll have to try it with the 2400 from my rig at some point...

    Drat at the X58 board though, I was really hoping I'd be able to get that running and pick up a 6 core Xeon for it. Ah well...
    Reply to Mightyena
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