Asus P5QL PRO: no post, fans spin, switch off / switch on

I have this bizarre bug with my Asus P5QL-PRO motherboard: each time I go to sleep in OS, and the sleep is interrupted by power off event, on the next start the motherboard does the following:

1. Screen is off

2. No post signal

3. Fans continue to spin

4. Machine starts, then stops, then again starts

When I hit this problem for this first time I though my mobo is dead. After some googling it revealed that a CMOS re-set should help. So, remove CMOS battery, change jumper from 1-2 to 2-3 position, wait for 10 seconds and put everything back in reverse order.

Yesterday I got the same behavior after attaching some devices to mobo (I was rerouting USB devices from case), but CMOS reset did not help. I left machine with reset jumper in 2-3 position for two hours and still no results. So I started to unplug devices one by one trying to determine the cause. Once I removed memory – it all started to work perfectly :). I guess I might have touched the memory and it slightly got out or I have a new glitch with memory 🙂

Anyway, I put everything back again and now it works.

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