No image input and pc makes weird sounds on start up
Hey guys, please help me out on this. For some reason, my pc wont start up anymore. When I press the power button I get a different sound than normally. Now I hear one long tone and then 2 short ones. After that, I can see the floppy drive running some test, like normally, but nothing else happens. There isnt even any HD activity.
Solutions are well appreciated. I need my pc working again for my graduation!!! Thank you
At startup, monitor light is orange - no image on monitor -, computer sounds as though its loading but after a few minutes, it screams a series of beeps. Was working until shutdown and when restarted, the above mentioned happens. HELP! Have chaged out processor and no change. Will try replacing RAM sticks next.
Re: No image input and pc makes weird sounds on start up
Remove & reinstall all the memory sticks (reseat). If that did not fix the problem, remove all the memory sticks and reinstall them one at a time to test them in an effort to determine if one of them has gone bad. Use this same methodology to test all of your device cards.
Check to make sure the CPU fan wire is connected to the fan header on the motherboard and that the fan is operational. Most motherboards (especially AMD) require the CPU fan to be operational and connected to the motherboard to avoid frying the CPU. However, this requirement can be disabled in the bios to accomodate CPU fans that do not run off of the motherboard fan header.
Can you get into the bios? If so, I would suspect the CPU and memory are ok. Does the clock have the right time? If the time on the clock is wrong it could indicate your bios settings are not being maintained after you power down and you may need a new CMOS battery.
Usually a beeping motherboard is an indication of a hardware issue. The data on your hard drive is probably intact. If you need to retrieve some files from the drive for your graduation, you can always install the hard drive into a USB external hard drive enclosure and connect it to an oprational computer.
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It seems that the inserted physical memory is not seated well in its slots. Re-insert it once and check. Press "'Delete', and hold it while start up to enter the Bios menu, and see whether the memory is detected by the system. If the physical memory is bad, this should happen too. Replace it an other one. http://electronicshelponline.blogspot.com/
Make sure all fans are running power supply one to hehe Maybe a bad power button? I had a gateway that did some thing very close to that because the cpu fan was not turning and a hp that did that because the power supply fan was not turning. Thats where I would start then make sure the mem is seated good and not bad you know the drill ;) if you replaced the power supply with a factory replacment it should be a voltage or wattage problem. Might also try a hard boot the power plug take the cmos bat out hold the power button down for 20 or 30 secs some people say to leave the cmos bat out and try to fire it up. I know that works on some laptops but I always had better luck putting it back in for desktops cant hurt to try it. If you have two ram sticks in it pull the # 2 one and try to fire it up if nothing changes swap the # 2 one with # 1 leaveing slot 2 open and try it that will tell ya if it is a bad ram stick I dunno just my two cents hope it helps
Hey there mat-rix, the errors reported are configuration related. You can fix this problem by downloading a reference disk from IBM ftp.pc.ibm.com Here you can get pub/refdisks/rf5060a.dsk (this is the image file), and also get pub/utils/ldf.com to write image onto a diskette. Once you get the disk prepared, boot with it, and run setup. If the errors still occur, replace your battery with a new one. and try it all over again. Good Luck!