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Video card not connected to power cable

I recently had a burnout on my power supply which I replaced. On bootup, I received a continuous beep. Award BIOS says this means a memory error. I replaced the RAM (PC2700 333mHz 184 pin x 2). Still get the same error. My floppy doesn't come on upon bootup either. I can only figure my motherboard was damaged when the power supply burned out. Has anyone had any experience with the above problem and error on screen saying my video card is not connected to the power cable. Yes, the card is firmly installed, removed and reinstalled, same with the RAM, the power supply runs fine and is much nicer than the original one. I have shorted the BIOS jumper and even removed and reseated the battery. Before I buy a new motherboard, I want to know it someone thinks that is indeed the problem.

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Re: video card not connected to power cable

I had a similar problem but then later discovered it was one of my 256mb ram modules.i thought the motherboard was just problematic until one day i just had enough so i took the whole thing apart. cleaned every inch of that board(i usualy clean my pcs every month)very thorough.put everything back except the ram.i thought one of the slots might be blown.but nope.well just say i played around with the ram and then finally discovered that.okay.hope this helps:)

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Re: video card not connected to power cable

Remove your video card uninstall if you ugraded this and temporarily use the on board then switch on. this way you can determine if your motherboard is also having a problem if you hear a beep beep sound your ram memory shold be taken out clean it then transfer to other slot.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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3 log beeps on power on

Gigabyte doesn't list 3 long beeps as an error code, so I'm not sure if you're actually getting 3 short beeps or maybe 1 long and 2 short or... But, for reference, Gigabyte's error code list is as follows (depending on whether you have an AWARD BIOS or an AMI):

1 short beep: System normal
2 short beep: CMOS Error
1 long beep and 1 short beep: Memory error
1 long beep and 2 short beep: Graphic card error
1 long beep and 3 short beep: AGP error
1 long beep and 9 short beep: Memory Error
Continuous long beep: Memory not correctly installed
Continuous short beep: Power supply unit failed

1 short beep: Memory Error
2 short beep: Memory parity check error.
3 short beep: Basic memory 64K address check error
4 short beep: Real Time Clock malfunction .
5 short beep: CPU error
6 short beep: Keyboard error
7 short beep: CPU interruption error
8 short beep: Graphic card error
9 short beep: Memory error
10 short beep: CMOS error
11 short beep: CPU cache memory malfunction

It might not be a lot of help, but it's somewhere to start... and at least this way you'll know what to be listening for.

Nov 30, 2013 | Gigabyte Motherboards

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I have recently built a new PC with an Asus P8H61-M and upon turning the PC on I am recieving no Visual on either of my monitors


If this is the first time to turn you on your computer check first the power supply of your computer if connected to their proper connector. Check your memory if clip properly in there memory slot. If you are using Video Card check it if it is properly connected to the connector. Then connect your VGA connector at the back of your computer when you have video card connect the VGA Cable of you monitor to the video card VGA output if does not have connect it with the onboard VGA output. Then press the power switch if the unit is still no visual in monitor try to search or hear a beeping sound in your computer by its on board buzzer. Find which beep you hear from your computer.

No Beep- No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
One Short Beep- Normal Post,, Computer is OK.
2 Short Beep- POST error, review screen for error code
Continues Beep- No power, Loose Card, or Short
Repeating Short Beep- No Power Loose Card or Short
One Long And Short Beep- Motherboard Issue
One Long and Two Short Beep- Video (mono/CGA Display Circuitry) Issue.
One long and three short beep- Video (EGA) Display Circuitry
Three Long Beep- Keyboard/ Keyboard Card Error
One Beep, Blank or Incorrect Display -Video Display Circuitry

Hope this help with your problem. Keep on touch in fixya

Jul 19, 2011 | ASUS P8H61M Intel H61 TX Motherboard

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Beeps on startup but no video and continues to have long beeps with no video

Check the the cpu, ram and video card are seated properly. If they all are, then the board is defective and will need to be replaced.

Mar 05, 2011 | Abit NF8-V Motherboard

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No display, beeps

Hello there vinod_kundap.

Here's your geek-steer ...

Those beeps you hear is your BIOS alerting you about trouble encountered during the bootup's Power-On Self Test (POST) in the only language she knows ... beeps!

Your motherboard uses Award BIOS, and the only POST result that comprises three beeps is "1 long, 2 short" which indicate:

"Video adapter error: Either video adapter is bad or is not seated properly. Also, check to ensure the monitor cable is connected properly."
  • The "video adapter" is the physical device (aka card).
  • "not seated properly" means the card/cable connection(s) are not fully connected tightly.
Of course, this might not be the trouble at all. It is very common for POST failure indicators to be wrong, it's just the best the poor stupid little glob of circuits can do. But it's probably all you have for now, unless you're aware of any other clues not covered in your question.

Troubleshooting actions based on this result would require opening PC case and physically inspecting all connections, and if still troubled, swapping out the video card with a "known good", or taking it out an installing into a "known good" PC, then let simple deduction determine.

Good luck, and please do post back ...
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  • if you have ANY further questions.
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Oct 15, 2009 | ASUS P4S800-MX Motherboard

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The MB do not start

A7N8X-E has a award bios chip on it. are you getting a beep code when you try and post / power on the system.

some common errors.

long beeps or continuous beeps can be a memory error

i suggest reinserting the memory modules make sure they are inserted correctly.

one long beep followed by two or three beeps relates to a video card error

for this i would suggest reseating the graphics card make sure its sitting in the slot correctly.

if you can see bulging or leaking caps on the motherboard i would look into buying a new socket A motherboard it will only cost you around £50 and you then have a years warrenty

i hope this helps !

May 28, 2009 | ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe : ATX Socket A FSB400...

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HP P4B-MX beep

HP P4B-MX is Award Bios

Award and Phoenix BIOS:

1 short beep: Normal
2 short beeps: CMOS error
1 long and 1 short beep: DRAM error
1 long and 2 short beeps: Video card error
1 long and 3 short beeps: Keyboard error, or video card error
1 long and 9 short beeps: ROM error
Long continuous beeps: DRAM not installed correctly, bad memory, or incompatable
Short continuous beeps: Bad power supply

Jan 19, 2009 | HP (5185-6477) Motherboard

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My ECS 915 G-A elite group motherboard doesnot display anymore on the monitor..

have you tried to isolate what the cause of the problem? first check the video card if is properly inserted into the slot, and check the memory, and cable from CPU to monitor if it is connected properly. then boot your system. And try to observe this beep error code this might help you locate where the problem is.

short beep System is OK
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

thnk you.

Nov 29, 2008 | Motherboards

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One long beep.

  1. Leave the memory slot closest to the processor empty and try booting again. Award bios 1 long beep is memory error as the first 64K of the ram stick closest to th processor is accessed first. since you have tried different ram in different locations, let's rule out the board.
  2. If that doesn't solve anything try a different power supply. Sometimes (Phoenix) gives a long beep when system board or power supply are bad.
  3. Now if nothing else has worked it is probably tour mother board.

May 16, 2008 | Abit KN8 Ultra Motherboard

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Continuous Beeping, new PC

Continues short beeps... means a short OR no power OR loose card OR system board.
Test it without the keyboard and mouse too. Just the Processor with heatsink, motherboard, memory and Video card.
Now add the keyboard, no mouse yet.
Check also the voltage of the CMOS Battery it should be 3V.

keep me posted for the result... count also the beeps.

Feb 09, 2008 | Intel Motherboard

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4 seconds long beep

I think that either you have a bad power supply or it is not connected properly. I suppose it could also not be supplying enough power.

Try disconnecting all of the connections to the Motherboard and reconnecting them. Make sure they seat properly. Try a new power supply. You can get a good one from

Jan 26, 2008 | ASUS Intel 850 Chipset P4T-E (P4T-E/WOA)...

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