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16-Apr-2001, 01:19 PM #1
I need help,I found out that Proteva is no longer in business and that they sold a lot of junk computers, including mine. I have a 433 celeron processor that has been given me problems for a while. Yesterday I tried to switch printers because of printer errors and it froze on me. When I powered off and tried to reboot it gave me a constant beep and I was unable to boot it up. I disconnected the printers but that did not help. Any suggestions, I understand that Proteva computers had a lot of low quality parts installed, but am unsure where to start.
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16-Apr-2001, 01:24 PM #2
It sounds like this problem is not stemming from a printer problem.....can you boot into safe mode?
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16-Apr-2001, 01:26 PM #3
Hey, I had the same thing happen to me after my machine was soaked. What it turned out to be in my case was a loose connection on the motherboard. I opened the case, unhooked and reattached everything on the board, and she booted right up. Remember AcaCandy? You helped me on that.
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16-Apr-2001, 01:41 PM #4
Now, how could I forget?????
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16-Apr-2001, 01:46 PM #5
P.S. I re-read your post, what am I thinking, you said it wouldn't boot at all....bah humbug.


Andrew, do you feel comfortable opening up the computer? If not, it might be time for a trip to the PC Doctor.




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16-Apr-2001, 07:03 PM #6
Yeah, at first I had nothing. Then after drying it out I had the BEEP,BEEP,BEEP syndrome. I still owe you all for that one.
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17-Apr-2001, 10:29 AM #7
Proteva Blues
Thanks for the replys, I do feel comfortable taking it apart, I'll try unhooking the components and reattach and make sure everything is seated correctly and try to reboot. I currently can not boot into safe mode.
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18-Apr-2001, 10:53 AM #8
Wink Proteva Blues
Thanks Everyone, I opened up the case and unconnected all the hardware, peripherals etc. and then reconnected and voila it booted right up. I ran a few programs and everything seems to be functioning correctly. The only thing seems is that the power supply is real noisy, should that be a concern?
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18-Apr-2001, 11:13 AM #9
Usually not good. Start looking for a new one pronto.
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