Earlier in the day at 4pm I went to a friends to check out the PC. It worked fine, I then brought it home removed GFx + Ram from the new one but then decided to put them back in ((long story you wont need to know)).
I then come to turn this new PC on at 8pm and now I am just getting a black screen from my monitor and -- 1 One second Beep and 1 Three second beep.
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The connections at pins and holes could just be dirty or possibly the solder is broken loose inside the recepticle in the Asus.Latter is most likely.If you're into fixing it,and the soldered connections in receptical are bad,luck to ya friend.Would but be a good unit to upgrade to Windows 8 with an Intel processor and 4Gb RAM,even a 500 GB hard drive.Hmm,may a swell just buy a NEW ONE.I'm kidding.I personally like working on computers.I've kept this 2008 Toshiba running since August 08.Done probably 10 or 12 re-formats,3 different hard drives,went 4GB RAM and back to 2 GB and made no difference in speed.I'm about to retire this one this week and go to the Asus that I found on sale at Staples for $279,with all the fine bells and whistles I spoke of earlier.Have a food day.Regards,Rigger.
ok, you seem to have covered most of the normal trouble shooting procedures.. Now, you say it beeps when you take all the ram sticks out but does nothing when you fit ram. My first impression is that this is a ram issue. Maybe the ram is not compatible with the board or has been damaged. This can also be the case if the board itself is damaged. It could be that the i/o controller chip may have thrown in the towel and fitting ram causes the board to access this chip. No ram means control passes over to the BIOS error routines and the i/o chip is NOT accessed. Or, it could be both..
Try the ram sticks in another PC first.
Static discharge damage is very common, even if you have the anti-static mats etc. I have mats, a wrist strap even my workbench is grounded along with my soldering station etc but I have still damaged boards through static discharge. I have also found that some brands of Ram simply do not work with certain boards so try the ram in another PC first !!
Also, make sure that the ram you are using is correct and that you are NOT mixing different sizes or speeds. Next, make sure that non of the USB ports in the case are connected and that the boards own USB ports are not damaged as a bent pin in a port will always cause issues. Sorry that this may not be much help but as I said before, you are covering all the bases, the beeps without ram are making me lean towards a ram issue though..
When you turn it on do you get a POST or a Startup screen at all? If so do you know how to enter the BIOS and check if it has a graphics card or on-board GFX? If it's on-board you will have to get it checked by a pro as it could be the chipset or the GFX chip that has failed. The system boards are not cheap even to buy on eBay so it might not be economically viable to fix. If you're confident enough the only thing you can do is a trouble shooting session. First ground yourself by touching a radiator pipe or something that is earthed and without wrenching take out the RAM(push out the spring clips), clean the connector strips and blow out the slots. Replace and try to boot(its amazing how RAM can play havock with a system). If you have no joy with that you will need to take the video card out(if it has one) and do the same with that, be careful though, some GFX cards use the CPU heatsink as the cooling device and you will need new TIM(thermal interface material) for both. If still no joy take out the GFX card and revert to on-board graphics through the Bios if possible(most don't have on-board GFX). If you still can't get it to work then then that's about all you can do yourself without help or spending money. You either need a friend that doesn't mind messing with his laptop so you can try your card in it or take it to a repair shop for testing.
Make sure the BIOS is set to boot to your gfx card, either PCI-E AGP or PCI, and not your onboard. The long beeping noise is referred to as a POST code. It will usually have a repeating pattern. Check your motherboard manual or visit gigabyte's website to see what the code is referring to. And you never know the card might be bad ESD happens when you least expect it. Try it in a friends PC.
Settings must have changed and not not changed back, set your friends settings as default settings. He may have accidently reset something etc.
A quick solution is to go to
System Restore and reset it back a day before you gave it to your friend.
go to START > PROGRAMS >
ACCESSORIES > SYSTEM TOOLS and you'll find SYSTEM RESTORE there. Click on it and find the option to set your Notebook to an EARLIER TIME. After selecting that from the list find a date BEFORE YOU LOANDED THE NOTEBOOK TO YOUR FRIEND and left click on it and follow the instructions and your COmputer will restore the system to that earlier date (it could be 1 day before you loaned it). You will not lose any files etc.
After it goes through a cycle of rebooting etc and it resets to the earlier date, your Network should work as it did before you loaned it to your friend.
If you have trouble finding SYSTEM RESTORE go to HELP and look for a link there.