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CPU Failure? Computer gives no video signal. A friends "post card" stops at "get cpu type" has the board or the cpu failed? Or is it some thing easy to fix? ThanksDavid

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  • dvorak2 Dec 23, 2008

    System has separate graphics - PCie. I've tried 2 different cards - both known to be working- and the post card still gives the same result from the Phoenix bios. Code is 04, get cpu type.
    Thanks
    david


  • Sean Saucier May 11, 2010

    Is the video "onboard" or a separate video card?

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Try a different video card. Usually this problem is a defective or video card that has gone bad.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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    Roy Lonsinger Dec 23, 2008

    Did you upgrade the cpu? It's possible the cpu failed or if you upgraded that you put a cpu in that is not compatible with the motherboard. Try reseating the cpu first to see if it's something as simple as the cpu not seated. Make sure you apply fresh thermal paste. Good luck.

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A Comprehensive Guide on Computer Beep Codes. (AWARD BIOS)


When a computer is booted up its BIOS, it performs a power-on self test, also known as POST, to test and verify the computers hardware and to make sure all components are working properly. Here's a comprehensive guide on how to determine which component has failed on a particular beep code and give you an idea on where to start for troubleshooting.

The exact meaning of the beep codes depends on the type and version of BIOS that you have. The three most popular types of BIOS are those made by Award, American Megatrends (AMI) and Phoenix. If you are using a PC made by a company that writes its own BIOS, e.g. DELL, HP, etc, you will have to consult your PC user's manual or the company's web site for assistance.


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