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Heeeeelp.... im drowning in tiny problem

Hi, (dont smirk) i found a tiny computer/ desktop. i think its 1999 or 2000, anyway i was interested to see if it works. So I had a mess around with it on weekend. It had no harddrive so i rigged my 20gig up from my current (reconditioned dell). Once turned on the monitor wouldnt fire up and it just bleeped for etenrnity and sounded rough, lol. then i unplugged it all and had a mess about, i.e. switched a few jumpers over and back, took bios battery out and checked all card slots etc was in place. retstarted and it sounded promising, this time it beeped once, yay :) but still problem of monitor not firing up?? so... then i have switched power box with spare i had to check if it was power supply. it was exactly the same as before, so im pretty sure now the power supply was fine. Of course im now thinking (motherboard) and as a last ditched attempt i thought id ask for help? as i am also on net seeing if i could find a downloadable user manual for this heap a croc... haha any ideas, anthony :)

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Anthony,

You could try a Graphics card (AGP, or PCI) if you have one available, as the on board graphics could be the hardware causing the fault.

You mention that you get no video signal to the monitor, do you have speakers connected and if so do you hear any sound out of them (not the pezio on the MoBo) when you boot this PC?

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