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#1 He11Joker

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:44 AM

MY cpu will start, but i just get a blank screen and no bios beeps(when i make my screen turn on it says"no signal"), I think what caused this is, i restarted my cpu in the middle of a bios configuration, and it hasent worked since, so therefore i think its a bios problem, i dont know how to reinstall or how to get my screen to turn on....Help me please, im so confused.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:17 AM

Hmmm...I'd try removing the RAM modules and reseating them.

When my system acted like that (no signal, no POST), I later learned it was a RAM issue.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:28 AM

Yeah i tried that, ive also Cleaned the video card and the ram.

And then i tried starting the cpu with a another video card...no worky worky.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:49 PM

Well...I don't know how effective this might be, but...you can always reset your BIOS settings by either removing the battery/replacing the battery...or by shorting the CMOS jumper on the motherboard.

I would just replace the battery, they are inexpensive.

FWIW: I've restarted my system various times while the BIOS was loading, I don't recall anything of consequence ever occurring.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:41 PM

were you flashing the BIOS when you restarted it? the "configuration" part kinda worrisome. I hope not lol

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:26 PM

How would i Remove the battery or short the CMOS jumper, Im not sure how/what you are talking about...


Thanks for the help Louis

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:14 PM

How to replace CMOS battery:

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Open your computer case and find a 3 Volt Lithium battery. It would be like 3V coin cell battery that is used in wrist watches etc. The battery would be held in its place by a clip, press the clip gently and the battery cell would pop out. Now wait for about 15-30 minutes for the BIOS to discharge/reset. After that, push the coin cell battery back.

Be careful, about the polarity of the battery when putting it back.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:44 PM

The battery holder pictured is a much nicer design than some of the older ones where the top contact extends more towards the center of the battery. VERY GENTLY pry it up somewhat to remove the battery. They've been know to snap off if not careful

Edited by garmanma, 03 September 2008 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:09 PM

Hmmm, i tried that....its still not working...


Any other ideas,

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