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Old 12-12-2005, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer MB errors

Ok well I found a Computer off the street it is a AMD A1000 so I picked it up.
Firsrtly it has no port for the monitor therefore I cannot run the Bios.

I want to buy new hardware but I dont know wether the computer even works.
What I do know is thta the processor rune cause when I turn on the computer the processor starts up. And also when I turn it on there is an orange light on the motherboard.

Now I thoguht that as long as that orange light is running it means the MB is ok.
I want to buy new parts but however want to make sure the MB is ok without having to view the bios and buy a gfx card.

Can someone tell me if the motherboard ok from this info or what I should do?

Ty lea0001

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Old 12-12-2005, 03:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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most likely the orange light is the dimm led? it means the ram/memory is ok.. but it could be something else..

does it make a beep when it starts or any speaker noise at all?

you should try and find/get a cheap graphics card (pci) and put it in so you can see if it will boot or not (on screen)


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Old 12-12-2005, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i would take it to a local computer repair shop. Those dudes should have the stuff needed to see if it works. If they don't, it's not much of a repair shop then.

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