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Post code 9.0.

I would assume that this code stands for the posting problem. Also as it is turned off but power is on, the code is 9.9. ... What bothers me is that i have taken out the video card and booted it without it and still code 9.0 . could it be that the CPU is having to much pressure between it and the motherboard?... please help

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Have same problem with ag8 ugruu motherboard ,no video post 9.0. no beep codes ,hardly ever usesd this motherboard ,so what are some of the issues has has bios update from abit when i got it new. had 2006 bios could it be corrupt bios .and can it be fix?

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Re: Post code 9.0.

9.0 Complete uGuru initial process AWARD BIOS take over booting job.
9.9 Complete power off sequence.
Did some reading & it's not good. Some say it's the memory most point to the board being bad. According to the posts resetting the bios jumpers will not let you enter the bios either.
You can test you memory in another machine but again most posts say their memory was just fine. No one said it was the CPU. If you want to download your manual click the link below.
Click the HTTP download.

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I got mine working after exactly this problem. I pulled the graphics card (nVidia 8800GT in my case), pulled the memory, and flipped the cmos switch on the back of the case and turned on the power. The beeper went off and I flipped the cmos switch back to the normal position. I pressed the reset button on the mb. I then powered it down again, and reinstalled memory and graphics card. Powered on again and all is well. Worth a try as it costs nothing....

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What is the mean of postcode

Post stands for Power on self test its your computer checking main systems during start up and it will give you a beep code to inform you of systems errors. if you get one short beep after start up your system is all good.

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Intel core tm duo cpu e4500 motherboard

Intel core tm duo cpu e4500 motherboard
Intel = Processor (CPU ) manufacturer
Intel Core tm = Trademark. The Intel Core is a Trademark from Intel
CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply - Processor for short.
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Tells me Nothing about the actual motherboard. Look on the motherboard for a Model Number. May be in center of motherboard. May be on edge of motherboard. May be in-between one of the expansion slots, on motherboard.

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Also post what the problem is, in your best description.

Computer does not turn on. (Power Supply does not turn on)
Computer seems to turn on, but get No Signal on monitor, or Sleep Mode on monitor, or Power Saver Mode on monitor.
LED lights light up, and fans spin.

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Apr 23, 2013 | Motherboards

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Abit av8 bios post codes 8.3 - 8.6 - 9.c What is failing on boot ? I get one long beep followed by 4 short beeps. I have swapped video cards and reflashed the bios with no help. If I reboot 2 or 3...

I still did not find beep code that match your problem..

Anyways here are the common beep codes for your motherboard.. it might help you too.
1. No beep - no reaction, the mother board is dead, power supply problem, processor and or ram problem.
2. 1beep - board is working fine.
3. One long beep then it shuts down - cpu problem, your processor is not working or missing.
4. 1short beep - system boots normally
5. 2short beeps - CMOS setting error.
6. 1long 1short beep - dram error
7. 1long 2 short beep - video card or monitor not connected
8. 1long 3 short beep - keyboard error.
9. 1long 9short beep - ROM error
10. Long beep - memory card is missing or not connected
11. Short beep - power supply error
12 Four beeps - there is no fan detected on Fan1 or Fan2 header. make sure to attach or reset CMOS bios to factory setting.

Hope this gave you an idea of your problem..

Much appreciated if you rate this help..thanks..

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Wont post led 3 flashes

if its the red flashing light on the tower, its the hard drive activity light.

when the monitor goes on stand by, does the tower retain power? (green light on and flashing red light sometimes?) Does your keyboard's scroll lock/num lock/caps lock keys and keyboard lights work?

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Emachine T2890 won't power up. After reading some posts on this issue I went ahead and replaced the power supply, but the unit still won't power up. I am fairly certain that the old ps was fried since...

If you remove all the RAM fro the system and power it on, you should hear "Memory Error Beeps" if not, then it is usually Motherboard or CPU, for around $30.00 you can purchase a PCI POST code reader to try to pin the problem down further.
I am assuming from the post that all PCI cards (dial up modem especially) have been removed. Sounds like a bad MB or CPU, but if the video is integrated,( built on the motherboard, and not a seperate card, the memory is responsible for video also, and it maybe defective.

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Computer wont turn on trys to but keeps restarting itself

83 - 96 - 9E (for a **** second)-9F
on the post code definition display on the mobo.
When it hits 9E it has shutdown and reads 9F when totally powered off.
I have read on other newsgroups that the power supply might be at fault

I took this from an overclocking forum, I hope it helps

Dec 20, 2008 | Abit AV8 Motherboard

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EliteGroup ECS AMD690GM-M2

get a debug card, put in the pci slot, put the processor, memory, hdd keyb, mouse on the place, double check it..turn on the power , read the last post code that for the blink of the 3 keyb lamp during power on...if there is no blink..then your o/b vga not initialized by the bios and (maybe) reading the other exp slot.
if there is a blink then check your monitor and cabling..record the last post code that display on the debug card (POST code display card), shutdown then remove all your device except for processor,ram,debug card , vga(if any external)...turn on the power again..did the post code is different or its the same with the last time?
shutdown,remove the ram, and vga (if any ext vga)..power up again (with only debug card and proc) did the code display the same or no ?
remove the proc and still with the debug card inserted in the slot..power up...what in the display?same?
you should be able to diagnose that..may be the proc (code 00 C0 C1 C2 ), may be the ram...maybe your o/b vga was dead..maybe your bios rom was still have bug (ECS ??=>does have a 2-3 years i right?)
UDIN (indonesia)

Jun 13, 2008 | EliteGroup ECS AMD690GM-M2 Socket AM2...

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No post

Hi markpcfixer,
That green diagnostic LED you see on the motherboard is telling you there is power connected to the board. (That's all).
Each time you were able to reach post was from completely disconnecting power from the board. So I can suggest a couple of things. First make sure the board is not grounding through you're case. Is the board screwed onto the stand-offs? Stand-offs are copper looking legs that screw into the case. You lay the board over the copper pegs & screw down the board. Each screw should have a red fiber washer just under the screw so the screws do not short out the board. Nothing under the board should be touching the case other than the back plate.
Once you are sure everything is ok than make sure you added thermal grease between the CPU & heat-sink fan assembly.
Two things left. You're board needs a lot of power. Does you're current power supply include a 24-pin ATX main connector for
PWR2 J2800? (IF no you need a PSU that does). You also must have a 4-pin ATX_12v power connector on PWR1 J2802.
You're system will not boot with out these. You're board also can use up to 6 SATA drives. You're power supply should be no less than 500W. 550W would be better. If you are still unable to boot the system, only than would I consider flashing the bios. You can find that at this link.
You must pick the correct terms in each window to load the driver & bios page. They are (From left to right), Mainboard Soultions, than IGP Innovation- 780,690 & lastly,
PURE Innovation PI-A9RX480 Than click, Download the Driver
Each time you go there you will need to type this in.
You have swapped out the CPU & memory, the last thing to try is the power supply & bios. There is noting to check after that.

If I can help you further, feel free to post.
Suggestions & comments welcomed.

May 22, 2008 | Sapphire Technology PURE Innovation...

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915PL-A2: no post, no beep, no keyboard lights

You may have a short between the board & the case. (check it).
Even if this means removing the board. That clicking you hear through the speakers suggest a short. Make sure your using (Stand offs) which keeps your board off the case's mounting surface. Check the back plate so the tabs are touching the ports comming off the board for good ground.
Double check the you have fully connected both the main power ATX_ 20 pin power connector & the auxiliary 4-pin power
connector. pg. 10. Connecting 20/24-pin power cable Remove & re-seat. If your PSU has a 20 pin connector make sure you connect the cable from the correct end.
Without POST you will not get video to load. Reset your bios
pg. 9 in your manual. Re-enter your bios and setup the bios settings for your board.

Let me know if this helps you reach POST?
Good luck!

Mar 14, 2008 | EliteGroup (ECS 915PL-A2) Motherboard

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