Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:07 AM
I am trying to help my friend with his computer problem.
He has an ASUS A832N-SLI motherboard with 4GB of DDRPC3200, CPU not sure?, 4 HD SATA 2 RAID 1 500GB, 1 250GB, NVIDIA 9800 PCI-E, Running XP Pro.
When I turn the system on it beeps 20 times, and I get no video or post screen. I tested the power supply and it tests ok. Replaced video card and still no video. Removed all memory and left it with no memory still 20 beeps. isolated all HD's and started with just one drive and still 20 beeps. Removed all peripherals and started with just motherboard, nvidia 8800 PCI-E, 1 HD, 512MB of RAM (different from original) still get 20 beeps no video, or post screen. I removed the CMOS battery waited 15 minutes and restarted the system still same 20 beeps no video pr post screen. I have not replaced the CPU or motherboard. Can the motherboard be bad?
He tells me that the board is brand new and never was turned on.??? He also broke the SATA connector off one of his HD's and now the HD needs repalcement. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanced.