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if your computer wont boot and is not giving the post noise
one bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer errorhope this helps don
the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off. make sure that your RAM is securely seated test or replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive make sure the connections are secure including electrical extensions + IDE,SATAthe ones that attach from your ((motherboard to hard drive)) make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps don
The 3-beep code (probably 1 long then 2 short beeps) means a memory problem. Take the RAM modules out of their sockets, gently clean off their contact fingers with a pencil eraser, and plug them back in. Make sure they're firmly seated and latch into place. Try restarting the computer.
If you still have the beep code, try to borrow a known good RAM module of the same type for testing. It doesn't need to be the same size (in MB), but close in speed. This will let you determine if the motherboard itself is bad.
If you don't have a known good module for testing and there's more than one module installed, take them out again. Reinstall one and try restarting the computer, and repeat for each module. This allows you to check each one separately to determine which is causing the problem. (This is where a good piece for testing is handy. I've been stung several times by all the memory being bad, and thinking it was the motherboard. Now I always keep some good memory for testing.)
The beeping that you hear are bios codes. These codes are designed to tell you what is wrong or at least point you in the right direction.
It is helpful to list the bios that you are using so that you can find the codes for your bios. here is a site that could be usefull to you and one of the codes that you mention say to reseat the ram or replacing the CPU.
Ok, I did some research into your board. Your motherboard is running an award bios.
All motherboards use beep codes to tell you what is wrong. You've got a hardware problem somewhere for sure, but where is the question. If you're having 1 long beep, with the same timing and frequency over and over then according to the codes you most likely have a memory problem. Try resetting the motherboard by resetting the cmos ( you can also do this by removing the power from the computer and taking the little clock battery off of the motherboard for about a minute).
Also, make sure your ram is tightly seated. In fact, take the ram out and then place it back in. Try running the computer with only one of the chips of ram installed (if you have more than 1 chip that is). Maybe one of the chips went bad.
Finally, here is a list of the award beep codes. If you are getting beeps that match one of these examples better than we can go from there.
1 Long, 2 Short - Video adapter failure
Repeating (Endless loop)- Memory error
1 Long, 3 Short - Video adapter failure
High freq. beeps (while running) - CPU is overheating
Repeating High, Low beeps- CPU failure
The beep test is notrmally done with the small speaker attached to the computer internally,
there could be a problem with the RAM installation check the RAM compatablity with the mother board, give me further details of the make and model of the mother board and RAM ,
i will try to help you.
The beep pattern is a beep code and is how the motherboard communicates errors during the early booting process otherwise known as the POST (Power On Self-Test). List restart the computer and listen for the pattern of short and long beeps. Soltek does not list the beep codes in their manual, instead they refer to Phoenix who manufacturers the AwardBIOS on your motherboard. There are only two POST beep codes; a single long beep followed by two short beeps (Video error) and anything else. Apparently anything else you hear *probably* refers to RAM problems.
Since you?ve already tested both one of the remaining options is to install a *POST* card (about $30 to $50), boot the PC and read the hexadecimal error code for a more detailed clue to what failed. If you ask around you might find someone who has one and may be willing to loan it to you.
Another option is to write off the motherboard since the cost of the test equipment it about 1/3 the cost of a new board.
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If you?re not getting any beep codes then something real basic is wrong. To start off I would check the following:
-check the new power supply and ensure it is designed for your motherboard.
-check the power supply connections to the motherboard, the connectors should mate up exactly to the motherboard connector.
-check for shorts (mounting screws against capacitor leads are common), correct grounding and so on. Any of those can cause the same symptoms.
-test the power supply in another computer or if not available you can generally pickup an inexpensive tester for $10 to $15 at a computer store that sells parts.
-make sure your motherboard is designed to accommodate your processor. I would expect a beep code for this but you never know.
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