Posted 19 August 2009 - 08:45 PM
Hey, Another friends machine that i'm trying to save broke on me! It's a Dell Dimension 3000, Intel Celeron 40GB WD HD, ProMOS PC3200U-30330-A0 (2x256)MB DDR 400MHx - CL3 RAM, 250w PSU and a modem in the PCI2 slot.
Problem was the PC kept rebooting, and it had all kinds of malware adds popping up on it when it was running (he blammed the kids). I was actually able to get it booted by just replacing the PSU with a spare i had laying around and reseating the ram modules, clearing the cmos, etc.... But after i found no real problems, i figured, what the heck let me try to upgrade the bios... Without checking (DUH) i downloaded the A03 bios from Dell, ran it and the pc almost instanly shutdown... Not rebooted, just shutdown. I now have a dead pc and after browsing thru the forum looking for a fix, i think i may have just killed the mobo, or maybe it just needs more ram based on the codes below,and being only 512mb may have been the prob from the beginning?
Here what it does now.... BIOS from A02 to A03 - I get the 1-3-2 beeps(ram) and the ABCD lights are (A)amber, (B)amber, ©green, (D)green(reseat the modules)... Done that many times and swap them back and forth, but get the same codes
Any help appreciated... Thanks