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Old 07-29-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Went back to my old cheap-o mess with cheapo computer.
I powered it up and nothing happened
Fixed that (Unplugged four pin connector)
So I fired it up and here is what happens.
Everything fires up (Hard drive spins, DVD drive can be opened, processor fan spins, green motherboard light comes on)
Then I hear one short beep, and this usually happened when the computer was working fine.
So I get one short beep but I still don't get video.
If I take out the RAM I get a different pattern of beeps, so I know RAM is good.
I am now thinking it's a video card problem.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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It does sound like a video card problem. did u check if the video card is in there all the way
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:41 AM   #3
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It does sound like a video card problem. did u check if the video card is in there all the way
Yeah I did..
It's an old computer I found, so I won't be putting any money into it I'm hoping it's something I can switch around.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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on your motherboard manufacturers website (should be under downloads) you should be able to find a manual that tells you what those system beeps mean
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:17 PM   #5
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on your motherboard manufacturers website (should be under downloads) you should be able to find a manual that tells you what those system beeps mean
You see, this one high school that my grandma (Love her) works at was throwing them out, I told her to grab them.
I only get the tower, no box nothing, so I really don't know anything.
The funny thing is I only get that one beep when I unplug the keyboard ps/2?
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Have you tried resetting the cmos? From what it sounds like from here
http://www.technick.net/public/code/...ide_beep_codes
It could be a memory problem.
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Have you tried resetting the cmos? From what it sounds like from here
http://www.technick.net/public/code/...ide_beep_codes
It could be a memory problem.

Yeah I've pulled out the battery lots of times.
I doubt it will help but I can post pictures of the computer and see if anyone knows something about it?
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