Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:37 PM
Well, here's what I've learned in the past week or so. (Sorry about the long time getting back to this, but the holidays have been busy!)
I just removed and reinserted my CMOS battery. Before doing so, I checked the voltage of the battery using a multimeter, and yes, it was reading a full 3V. So the battery is very new.
I just plugged my RAM back in, and my video card, and only hooked my hard drive which contains my operating system up. I also disconnected the power supply from the Mother Board for several minutes, reconnected it, and tried booting up again. Nothing has changed. All I am greeted with is a little flashing yellow powerbutton.
Now while writing this post, something interesting just happened. My computer used to operate in this fashion. When the power supply got power, the fan would "warm up" by spinning a few times. I could hear this. I'd plug my computer in, the fan would go, then stop. I'd then hit the power button and the fan would start up again and go for the rest of my session. Now when I plug in my computer I am never even greeted with that "warm up" fan that I used to get. However, while writing this post, I allowed the flashing orange light to just keep flashing for a minute or two. Then the fan did it's thing, but immediately stopped along with the flashing orange power button. I hit the power again, got a fan for a split second, then nothing. I JUST tried a third time, and this time I am greeted with the very beginning error code that this thread started about (1 beep, 3 beeps, then 2 beeps) and the fan is running...What should I try next? Bad power supply maybe? Could it be the MOBO or is this not sounding like a bad MOBO?
Needless to say, I am completely lost! Again thanks for any and all help you are offering! Hopefully we can get this sorted out before long! :D