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Pm266a pro one long beep

I recently bought a computer off ebay and when I pressed power, all it did was one long beep. I disconnected everything except keyboard, mouse and monitor. still one long beep. can anyone help.(p4, 512mb)

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Http://www.techsupportforum.com/hardware-support/ram-power-supply-support/120663-system-s-won-t-start.html

these guys seem to have figured it out. Looks like the board is picky about what processor you use.

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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This could mean either processor/board, memory or graphics, there is no info for beeps on your board, try looking for the cmos clear terminals on the motherboard (JP1) and put jumper accross pins 2-3 then back to pins 1-2. Try booting up again. and hopefully only one beep. But if it still occurs then its a process of illimination with other parts and you will need spares to try it unfortunately.

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Open pc take out graphs card clean contacts and reinstal again, remove memory and clean contacs and reinstal, at this point it will be working

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