Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:23 PM
Hey, okay, I have this problem that I've been workin on for months. I have this pretty old computer. I call her Old Becky. It was the first computer I ever built......anyway, so the problem is this: It doesn't get to the post screen anymore. You turn it on and the lights come on. The CD Drive light flickers like it should and the floppy drive light comes on then goes off like it normally would......but no post screen. The screen LED, however, blinks from green to orange when you push the restart button sometimes. Don't know if that's relevant but I figured I'd throw that in. Also, it makes a beep code. It goes: beeeeep beep beep, high tone low tone. Then it just sits there.
It would probably help if I gave some details on the board, ain't. lol. sorry, my bad. The manual says it's a Soyo SY-5EHM/5EH5 Super 7 Mainboard. The board itself says SY-5EHM V1.1. It runs an AMD-K6-2/450AFX 2.2V CORE/3.3V processor. The BIOS type is AWARD......if that helps any. It also has a removable Graphics, sound, and ethernet card.
What I have tried: I replaced the graphics card with a known working one....no change. I stripped the machine and reassembled it....that worked once about a year or 2 ago when I couldn't get it to start up, not this time. I tried replacing the watch battery. I tried reseting the CMOS. I've replaced the Power Supply....no change.
So...yeah, I'm not sure if this is fixable this time or not. I like to think she has a few more years in her but who knows. So any methods to try or anything would be greatly appreciated because I'm out. Thanks.