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#1 talon95

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 06:06 PM

Hi, new to the form, name is Jamie, I built my computer 2 years or so ago, let me go over the specs real quick. and the problem etc.


Amd althon proceser 3.0 socket 754, (originally had a 3.2 in it, however I just purchased it because I thought the cpu was the problem for it not starting.)
k8nha 1.0 bio star mainboard.
512 mb sticks of ram x2.
geforce 6600 video card (originally 5700, purchased because I figured it was this, and wanted a newer one anyway lol, didnt solve the problem either).
164 gb hardrive hitachi, also have 160 gb samsung.
cd/dvd read/write drive.
floppy drive.

I've gone through every single part inside the computer cleaned out dust and reattached properly, I'm running out of ideas what it could be, power supply seems fine.

Basically I turn on the power button, monitor light stays yellow, screen is blank, computer has a series of long consistant beeps, continous.

I'm really just down to the mainboard but I figured I would check to see if anyone has had a problem similar, I've tested 3 different video cards in it, same thing, tried some 512 sticks out of my other computer same problem. I dont figured if anyone has an idea other then the thing i'm trying to avoid which is replacing the mainboard lol.

Any advice is appreciated, thanks

Jamie


edit - sorry yes I swapped it out with my other computer, i appologize forgot to mention that.

Edited by talon95, 26 November 2006 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2006 - 06:13 PM

I've gone through every single part inside the computer cleaned out dust and reattached properly, I'm running out of ideas what it could be, power supply seems fine.


No offense what have you done to confirm the PSU is fine. Have you checked it with a volt meter? Have you swapped it out with a new good unit?

I'd try a swap out if you have a spare PSU. The other thing is to check the motherboard for swollen or leaking capacitors. If that is the case then you've got a bad mobo.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 08:26 PM

Have you ensured that the CPU, the video card, and the RAM are seated properly? Take a close look and see if it looks right. Most common problem (in my experience) is improperly seated RAM - it takes a bit of pushing to get it fully into some of the slots.
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:27 AM

I agree with USASMA about the memory, I had a similar problem and it turned out to be duff.
Just one point, can you count the 'beeps' and see how many there are and if they are long or short.
i.e. Repeating short beeps = Power Supply problem.
1 Long 2 Short = Display Adapter problem. Etc...

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:35 AM

Award BIOS Beep Codes:

1 long, 2 short - Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information
Any other beep(s) - RAM problem.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 03:51 PM

I was quoting from here:-
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml :thumbsup:

I've used it before and it has helped me out okay.

All the best, Layor. :flowers:




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