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Old 08-09-2006, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a problem with my friends computer. Every time he turns it on nothing shows up on the screen and something makes a beeping sound over and over again in intervals of 5-7seconds. Its not like a clicking noise from the hdd or anything but a beeping that sounds like its coming from the motherboard. Everything seems to be connected inside. It even has a btx case, the only things i know that it has 256mb pc2700 ram. 40gb hdd wd caviar, onboard video, 200watt psu, socket 478 i dont know what cpu is in there and my friend doesnt either im guessing intel cus of the socket? i hope i can get some help thanks. i also tried a different monitor and nothing
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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go to the motherboard site those sounds you are hearing are beep codes they will tell you what is wrong lol. old school huh
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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man i duno what exact model it is, cant i do somthin like try and reset the ram or somthin or would that just be a waste of time. This btx case is so **** small and annoying. Psu fan is spinning and cpu fan to.
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make sure all the cables are seated properly and you will need to get those beep codes i dont know what elese to tell you that will give you the answer right away instead of me telling you what to do to test each peace of hardware.
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ok how would i go about testing the hardware.
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hahaha unless you would like me to write you a book i dont think i can tell you everything but since you arent even getting a video image and you have integrated graphics i think they failed you need to go out and buy a video card that has a good return policy test and see if that works then if it does look for a new motherboard or just keep the card.
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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well thanks for your help ima see what i can do. If nothin works then ima scrap the pc and sell it for parts lol. I got a old laptop that works so ima give it to my friend and ask him what he wants to do with this pc perhaps then i can scrap it lol.
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ok hahaha good luck.
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