No picture on monitor and regular beep from PC Case
I recently had a system crash where my old motherboard literally fell apart.
I decided it was time to try building my own, using a combination of cannibalised parts from the old system and new components.
Connected to the motherboard on first boot attempt were;
2 SATA hard drives, 1 with XP installed, the other re-formatted
1 DVD RW drive on primary IDE
1 3.5' floppy
AMD 6000+ Processor (using packaged heatsink and fan) - This was a returned, previously opened product and may be part of the problem
1Gb DDR2 PC2-4300 533MHz RAM - Again, returned goods
2 80mm case fans
ATI Radeon 800 PCI Express 128Mb graphics card (originally bundled with previous PC)
First problem encountered is a lack of signal to the monitor. I suspect this may be due to an incompatibility between mobo and card but it's hard to tell with no picture!
Meanwhile, a bleep from the case speaker is repeated at around 3 second intervals.
Hard drive seems to be being accessed but, again, hard to tell without picture. Processor fan appears to be spinning normally and, as far as I can tell, heatsink and fan are installed properly (however, I did not apply any thermal grease before installing heatsink as install instructions advised a thermal layer already applied.)
Have tried various combinations of the above list, and also tried using a PATA hard drive on the primary IDE, but all with identical results.
Also tried boot with no graphics card at all installed - same result.
I have also tried swapping the slot in which the RAM is installed. Again, no difference.
There are no obstructions to any of the moving parts, all fans are functioning normally and, as far as I can tell with no monitor, the hard drives are running OK.
The first question is obviously is the ATI Radeon card simply incompatible with the motherboard? If so, is the graphic card incompatibility / unavailability likely to be the reason for the case beep? And can anyone recommend a cheap, compatible replacement card?
If not, can anyone suggest anything I may have overlooked?
Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone is able to offer.
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Three major components usually is causing this kind of problem. One is the memory card. Two the video card . and lastly worst is the motherboard. Check and clean your memory card first then put it back to its place of slot. Start your computer. If you hear one beep but still no pictures, the problem lies in your video card. If there's still no beep sound and picture, and you think your memory card is good, try to clean your video card, then start your computer. If there is still no picture, and you think your video card is good, then you have a problem with your motherboard. Indication that your cpu is working were, beeping sounds, lead lights blinking or changing sequence is present. If it is present, your monitor has a defect an needs to be replaced.But if none of this is present, we have a motherboard problem.
Sounds like you have some type of hardware failure. If you are comfortable taking apart the system, start by removing the memory. If this system beeps then you know that your motherboard is still OK. But right now I am thinking that you may have a faulty motherboard.
1, there is a system memory problem. Open the case and carefully clean the inside of dust. Next, remove the memory modules and clean the slots with a soft, dry paintbrush, also clean the brass contacts that run all the way down one side of the memory. The memory modules look like this >>>>>
2, there could also be a problem with the graphics (video) card. Take it out and clean the contacts and the slots.
Of course, but it should be a major failure that would make them practically unusable - not your case. You most likely use IE and it's a POS that crashes with regularity when it's encountering a more demanding site. Just use another browser and your problem will go away. Don't forget to scan your pc for malware before.
Hi alexisglrz, the first thing is to connect an external monitor and then press "FN" (keep it pressed) and I believe it's F4 or F2 (it has like a monitor or lcd picture) twice!. In case you don't see any video you have to take it to a repair shop because it could be the motherboard. If you hear beeps it could mean the memory is either loose or faulty. You can check by removing the screws on the bottom. But replacing the motherboard it's just complicated to the regular user. I hope this helps. Dont forget to rate. Thank you.
if you would power down the computer and the monitor and unplug the cord going to the pc from the monitor and the power cord for the computer,,, now open up the case and find the powersupply cable going to the motherboard and unplug it now preess the computers on button than the reset button .. this will discharge any esd than wait 3 min and plug it back in than connect the monitor to the pc and plug in the power cord for the pc and monitor and turn on the monitor and you should get a messzage that the monitor is working now turn on the computer and see if it works let me know how this works ok
best regards mike
those wires .. are the intrusion detect switch .. they are not your issue .. but if they are connected somewhere and your not 100% confident .. I'd disconnect it ..
on the system they is a lable w/ a "Type" number and "Model" number .. what are those ..
Do you have a PCI Video Adapter .. or is in on the MB .. or both ?
Are there 2 HD15 connectors ..
does the system beep at you when you power on?
if you have both a PCI card and an Embedded graphics controller .. remove the PCI .. connect your monitor to the embedded and try it
have heard some beep,eihther long beep or short beep? if you heard a short beep replace your memory and when it is long beep replace your video card but if no beep,there is a problem in your motherboard