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I have a home built computer that uses an Abit NF8-v mother board, I am not sure how,but it started when it dumped my D-drive and a few other things. So I went in to the bios and reset it the configurations to default, and I also messed with the Cache setting, it worked fine for an hour or so, then it started beeping. I lost the connection to my monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I was finally able to get to stop beeping, but I still do not have power to my keyboard, mouse or monitor. The cpu fan works, the led light works, my disc drives/ cd drives work, my power supply is fine. I do not know what to do now...please help me. I have tried unplugging the main power supply, the memmory, the jumpers, the video cards and I took out the floppy disc drive. Please help me... Thank you

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JUst try to remove the Bios battery ..and before you insert it again ..be sure that you connect all the things back like they supposed to be ...Removing the bios battery will reset it to the factory optimal default ..so the first thing you will have to do after inserting it back ...is to power it ..and it will prompt you to go to bios and set the time and data...But ..my suggestion is just to press F1 or whatever will ask ..go to bios and do not mess with anything ...Just press F10 to confirm your choice ..and after you are in Bios ..set the time and the date ...Another issue if you have 2 Ram memories..and at one point it beeped long ...and now it is only making a looping (repeated) click noise ...it means that one of your Ram memories is not either inserted right ..or is gone ...
Also take a look to see if all the screws from the motherboard are in place ..cause sometimes if they are not all screwed ..the motherboard is slightly bending in the vertical position ..and causes Ram memory mis-contact

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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  • elisha mcn Aug 01, 2010

    when I remove the bios battery, do I need to turn off all of the power supply?

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 01, 2010

    yes turn the power suply off from the button ...or remove the cable ...the removing of the battery will have the same effect like resetting the bios to the factory ..to the original including the date it was manufactured..so ..any strange setting you might have made will be back to normal in bios and also the devices will be force recognized again ...

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 01, 2010

    by the way ...Like I said ..if you have more than one ram memory unit inside...try them one by one after doint the battery thing ..cause if one of them is damaged..(this may explain the stopping after a while ) this will also cause it not to power like it should but only working the fans and making a click noise.. ...and if the Ram is damaged the chance is that not all of them to be gone ..and this way you will identify which one is causing the problem ..
    In the end..if still not working ..check the cooler from the CPU to not have any movements and be secured in place ..this cause also boot failing ..cause the temperature maximum limit is reached too soon if teh cooler is not fixed on the cpu so that the heat dispenser to work ....all this time you can keep it open and on the side so that you can watch all the coolers ..and be able to work and remove things one by one ...
    for the first I will try to boot to bios without the hdd so to avoid any windows related things ...If it boots to windows than you know that the motherboard is OK ..and you get to the next level when you concentrate to the HDD and the operating system ...


  • elisha mcn Aug 01, 2010

    I did everything that you said, I removed the bios battery and then put it back together, turned on the power supply, and nothing changed. it beeps now, and the monitor, keyboard and the mouse still are not functional. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 01, 2010

    if it beeps ..than is the Ram memory to blame ...like I said ...if you have another ram memory available ..just remove the one you have inside..and put the other one ...If you have 2 into the computer ..remove them one by one ..and try t boot the computer with only one inside..if it does the same ..with only one ...at least you eliminate the possibility that something is wrong with the ram memory ..The idea is that only if it is from the ram memory makes this kinda noises or click ..and do not start ...The ram memory is the first detected on boot and not even the BIOS settings are not diplayed if the ram is not working ....

  • elisha mcn Aug 01, 2010

    Good afternoon, so this is were I am at, I checked the ram and they are in perfect working condition, I took out the bios battery, the cmos battery, I took apart the heatsink fan and cleaned ( it was filthy), and the leadtek graphic card ( it too was filthy), I made sure to connect everything back the way it was supposed to be, I did cross cancellation on the fans, the drivers, the floppy disk, the power supply and the leadtek graphic card. My computer is still beeping. But when I take out the leadtek it stops beeping, but then if I do that, I do not have a port to connect the monitor....any suggestions? I am determined to get my baby back on line, she's all I got. Please help

  • elisha mcn Aug 01, 2010

    thank you very much for your help, I totally appreciate it. I finally got my computer to work. Thank you thank you

  • Catalin Turcu
    Catalin Turcu Aug 01, 2010

    If you got it to work ..and you didn't realized exactly what it was....sometimes it is just a loose contact or need cleaning in essential points like the CPU fan ...always take it one by one ..and it will do ..or at least you step on the issue sooner or later ..Have a great day ..

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