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Computer does not beep after removing RAM + Video Card


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#1 JonnyC421

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:58 AM

Hello, Fixing a friend's computer. Power goes on, everything that should spin does, but monitors don't detect a signal. I think I narrowed it down to a bad mobo or CPU. Removed all the RAM as well as the video card, still hear no beeps. Yes it does have an internal speaker. Does this indicate a bad mobo? Is it possible it's just the CPU? I have a compatible cpu in my personal rig (q6600, socket 775) I can try but currently have not attempted. Any help is much appreciated!

Sorry in advance for not posting specs - I do not know them and am unable to look at the moment (posting from phone - so again my apologies for awkward typing)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

You can try to pull your CPU, and put the heatsink back on. Power it on briefly. If you do not hear the motherboard squealing (as it should know that it's brain is missing,) then you will be forsure that you have a bad mobo.

I am calling it as a bad motherboard as well, cpu's die far less often than motherboards.
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

Thanks for the reply, jtokarchuk. Did as you said, removed the CPU put the heatsink back on and heard nothing different. So I'm ready to call this a bad mobo and move on, thanks for the help!
Just out of curiosity why is it needed to reattach the heatsink?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

More of a hazard guard -- can be hot if touched.
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