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Computer Fails To Switch On

I messed up my BIOS settings and since then all I hear are beeps. One long beep and two short beeps. Nothing happens after these beeps.

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  • emuyatwa Sep 15, 2008

    I tried taking off the battery for some minutes but still it did not work. What I have not tried are the jumpers because I suppose I do not know where they are located.

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    locate the damn jumpers please

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    hi.. the problem with my pc is a long beep and it fail to switch on...I cleaned up the motherboard and the power supply. then it does not any beep. help.

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If you still have *********** board manual it will tell you how to reset your bios by removing the battert from your motherboard and its normally a jumper you have to move for 30 secs.
Hope that helps you

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2. 1beep - board is working fine.
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The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are
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Taking a guess, as I don't know what BIOS program or version you have, it sounds like a ram memory issue.
Suggest you,

1.Unplug the computer

2.Open the computer case

3.TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve you body of Static electricity. Static will silently fry out your delicate computer hardware components. You won't see it or feel it.

4.Remove the ram stick/s. Reinstall the ram stick/s. (Stick/s means one ram stick, or two, three, or four ram sticks)

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1 long and 3 short beeps: Keyboard error, or video card error
1 long and 9 short beeps: ROM error
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Hi canturob,
When a system reports a check sum error the bios is telling you the information stored from the last working boot does not match the current settings stored in the bios. Please power down your MSI system, unplug the power cord. Open the case & clear the bios. Location of JBAT1 on page 3 in manual.
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 page 10 in the manual. Remove the battery/cmos. Check it's voltage with a volt meter. It should test to 3volts DC. Anything less & the battery needs to be replaced.
While in the case re-check all data cables & power cables for good connection.
The MSI board uses the Award bios. Your current beep code of 1 long & six short is not a common beep code for the Award bios. See bios beep codes here: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm

If the battery checks out ok, you may need to update the bios. Go to MSI: http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=utility&maincat_no=1&prod_no=205
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Good luck canturob!
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