My pc out of the blue won';t start up - the monitor is working and the dvd drive opens and closes but the pc itself just makes a loud beeping noise intermittently and nothing happens. I checked the cables and everything seems to be plugged in properly. I put some add'l RAM in about 6 months ago with no problem and I cleaned the pc (with a brush and compressed air) about a month ago so that shouldn't be the issue.
My (9 yr old) daughter said when she turned on the pc there was a black screen - in the middle was a rectangle with red, green and blue horizontal stripes with words but she does not remember what it said and making the beeping noise. Any ideas?
Is is possible that the RAM you put in was not sited properly. Just check it to see if it is right. You might need to troubleshoot by removing one peripheral at a time. Try removing the keyboard, and turn it on and see what happen. If same, mouse, network card, etc until you find the issue.
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how many beeps. Look up beep codes. is it a award bios there are stickers or names on the chips look them up that should help maybe even drivers from biostar might help you determine the beep codes .
Could be something as simple as a memory module just not sitting proper . take out memory and reset the memory. just to be sure. or try a similar memory module. back then they never sat proper you have to wiggle them a little
i have known computers not to boot with a bad memory module.
the 6150 had alot of bad capacitors check to see if the little bottle caps are bulging out or leaking that might just be your issue. nvidia stoped making motherboards. its a shame cause I think beyond the issues with capacitors (that effected everyone in the market asus gyabyte you name it manufacture of motherboards or electronics of any kind from early 2000 on till after 2004 some time)
Most probably is a RAM memory
issue, those beeps are issued when a RAM module can not be found, may be the machine sufferend a crash an the ram jumped out of it's slot (less probable) or just broke (Most probably) certainly a tecnician can save your data to another PC or even, fix the broken PC by replacing the broken RAM module with a new one
Thanks for the response, I opened it and the processor is burnt, one corner of it. Was a lot dust in there maybe that caused it? Anyway I found a new one on EBay for 30 bucks, the board looks fine so that should work huh?
Have you tried the monitor on another PC, have you checked the cables, or tried another monitor cable, AND Look inside both place the monitor plug goes and look for BENT PINS or broken PINS, not every hole may have a corresponding pin but thats OK, look for bent or broken pins, If those soutions dont work repost error code beeps, and I or someone will help more.
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So turning on the computer doesn't bring the monitor out of standby? Just to be sure, try turning the monitor off, then on again and the Pc on at the same time. If you see any writing on the screen, that will be good news.
Make sure it isn't just the cable to the monitor. It is possible to mess up the connector on the cable where it goes into the computer. If one of the pins is bent, use tweezers, to very carefully try to bend it back. If it breaks you have a big problem - have to find another one and splice it onto the cable or replace the whole cord.
Still nothing on the screen. Could be the monitor. Could be the video card, the motherboard, the microprocessor or the power supply. The worst case is that the old power supply failed drastically and destroyed all of the above. Try your monitor on another computer. Any sounds coming from the computer when it starts? Startup music would be a very good sign - most everything working. Any beeps? Three beeps mean the video card has failed but the motherboard and processor are probably okay.
I can't think of an easy way for you to test the motherboard and processor. If you have access to a similar computer, you could try swapping in a known to be good video card.
It sure looks like the worst case scenario.
What ya need to do is isolate your problem.. you need to see if your monitor is faulty OR ya PC.. OR both? ...
So, test your Monitor on another PC... see if it works OK...
Try another Monitor on your PC and see if it works...
I think it is possible ya may find that it is your Monitor that is faulty and NOT ya PC itself..
but by doing what I described you at least will be able to isolate where your problem(s)? are. Which will dictate the steps that must be undertaken from that point to effect repair.