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Old 02-08-2009, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a MSI k8 nForce-4 pcb 1.0 and 3.0
After I moved across the county, i tried to boot up my pc and all i got was a blank screen

i switched out my 7900GT gfx card with a x1950 and i was getting the same thing.
then i switched out my 3.0 pcb with an earlier model 1.0 using the new gfx card, same blank screen

today i pulled everything out of my case and put it in an older one that has a speaker built in. i get one long beep followed by 2 short beeps. the msi website says:

"1 Long, 2 Short - A video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot intialize the video screen to display any additional information"
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MSI Computer Corp. - Support

Well no kidding theres a video problem... HOW DO I FIX IT!?!?

Even on sites that list all the possible beep codes and how to fix the problem, It doesnt say how to fix this one!

I tried reseting my cmos, booting with one stick of RAM, swaped a better power supply... nothing is working

i have basically replaced every piece of my computer and it still doesnt work
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok, a geek at work recommended I flash my bios... i'm gonna give it a try and see what happens. wish me luck!

a little more digging on MSI's website turned up that the long beep followed by 2 short ones is either a video card or memory problem...
considering I've tried booting with just one of 2 ram sticks and with 2 different gfx cards and w 2 diff mobo's... its basically a satistical impossiblity that i have 2 dead ram sticks/gfx cards/mobos
i wish i had some extra ram that wasnt in the system to begin with incase it all fried the first time i tried to boot it
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: No video on post - Blank screen

I have the same problem and I also have a MSI mobo.
I don't get beeps but I do get the blank screen..I've switched my graphic card with another and even my RAM sticks with another pair I know that works.

Does all your drives turn on?
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Ok, I figured it out. It was a combination of things. First, my MSI board's manual says that, since i have double sided RAM, they had to be in specific DIMM slots... My bad

So i got the RAM in the right slots, but the problem was still not fixed. so i put my old gfx card in and it booted right up, granted it was so jacked up u could barely see anything, but it booted!!!

So it was a combination of putting the RAM in the wrong slots and a gfx card that was DOA.

I'm working on getting the card replaced under warrantee and everything should be happy days from there.
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