Computer dead?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CHiLLaXen, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    Ok, I turned of my computer for a bit (about an hour) then tried tuening it back on. I starts up but monitor does not turn on. I tried swapping out the memory and still no go. What could be wrong with it? I don't have an extra CPU or graphics card to test those =(

    my specs:
    Abit KD7A mobo
    AMD 2500+ barton
    512x2 PNY (main RAM) / 256x1 Kingston (backup RAM)
    4x HD Drives
    2x CD/DVD drives
    Promise HDD controller
     
  2. Techno Child

    Techno Child web{designer} Folding Team

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    Does it give you any startup error beeps? If so, how many?

    Also, your graphics card might have come loose- make sure it's seated properly.
     
  3. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    I hooked up a mobo speaker to it and I get long continious beeps. I use to have a website the tells you what this means but I can't find it anymore =/
     
  4. Techno Child

    Techno Child web{designer} Folding Team

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    ok, what's your bios? is it phoenix?

    EDIT: Here's a site that has a chart... Once you find out your bios - you're set! It will tell you exactly what's wrong...

    http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
     
  5. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    I have the phoenix BIOS and get 3-4 sec beep followed by 3-4 sec of no sound. It doesn't list the error code for that.

    *edit*

    well my computer just started up out of the blue =/

    but another problem:
    I have a old computer that starts up, no beeps, but no video output? I have tried:
    swapping out gfx cards (when I had extras)
    swapping out proccessors (P4s)
    swapping out memory

    all no go
     
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  6. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    ah! I didn't seat the backup RAM chip in correcting *doh*
     
  7. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Heres a better beep code site but one long beep is not listed for Phoenix there either.

    http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/phoenixbeep.htm

    On the old computer if the fans spin then it is probably the MB. IF the fans don't spin then the power switch or the power supply is bad. Make absolutely sure the speaker is connected to the right header though.
     
  8. CHiLLaXen

    CHiLLaXen hypnotika

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    Yea, I believe I need to update the BIOS to be compatible with the P4 A proccessors but I do not have P4 C/D proccessor to start the computer with. I was hoping it was something else.