I have a Soltek SL-75MRN motherboard that won't boot. I just get a long beep which is repeated and nothing on the screen. I have reset the cmos, but there is no change. I have tried to boot up from my Window XP cd but still just get the beep.
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Re: PC won't boot
This long continuous beep is usually the ram. Try taking out the memory and cleaning it with a piece of dry cloth and reseating it back. If that still doesn't help, you might need a new ram module.
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check your display card. it seems to be faulty.
If its onboard then use any PCI display card and try to boot. If its booting up then its confirm your onboard display got damaged.
Other than check settings in BIOS if there is any setting for VGA/VGA etc..
You could try re-seating your ram and your video card if applicable. 2 beeps generally upon post depending on the bios is video or unstable ram. Depending on how many sticks you have on the board try re-seating them if that doesn't work diagnose the faulty stick by putting them in 1 at a time. Hope this helps
The beep pattern is a beep code and is how the motherboard communicates errors during the early booting process otherwise known as the POST (Power On Self-Test). List restart the computer and listen for the pattern of short and long beeps. Soltek does not list the beep codes in their manual, instead they refer to Phoenix who manufacturers the AwardBIOS on your motherboard. There are only two POST beep codes; a single long beep followed by two short beeps (Video error) and anything else. Apparently anything else you hear *probably* refers to RAM problems.
Since you?ve already tested both one of the remaining options is to install a *POST* card (about $30 to $50), boot the PC and read the hexadecimal error code for a more detailed clue to what failed. If you ask around you might find someone who has one and may be willing to loan it to you.
Another option is to write off the motherboard since the cost of the test equipment it about 1/3 the cost of a new board.
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