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Boot beeps and lack of screen or booting.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by q1221643, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. q1221643

    q1221643 Thread Starter

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    Hey all -

    My comp system's a little over 2 years old, custom built... a while ago when I turned it off, it didn't want to restart...

    System stats:
    Soltek motherboard
    2x 512mb sticks of Kingmax RAM
    2x 120gb Harddrives
    GeForce4 TI 4800SE
    Athlon XP 2500+

    I got a black screen and a repetitve medium-length beep. No boot to the startup screen, and the monitor still registers no signal... I spent hours taking the comp apart and putting it back together, but taking the battery out osolved the beeping problem overall for about a week. I've replaced everything (bar processor) inside with a friend's comp (almost identical system) but same prob.

    I ended up taking out one of my kingmax sticks of ram, and it rebooted fine, tested just the other stick of ram and nothing...so 1 stick of RAM dead, not a huge problem, but booting works ok.

    So believing the battery to not be at fault, I put it back in this morning and nothing... just a repetitive beep again, no screen. (brand new battery, same thing.) taking the battery out, letting the power off for a while, and starting up minus the battery again, it works...

    Any suggestions of what could be wrong? The comp works now, just lack of battery makes a bit of a pain to reset the bios settings every time I move it about.
     
  2. kronus

    kronus

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    So, one bad stick of ram - removed
    one bad mobo battery - removed

    boots without the battery, won't boot with the battery.

    Buy a new battery. They're dirt cheap.
     
  3. norton850

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    "(brand new battery, same thing.)"

    Still the "new" battery could be bad or in wrong. Probably worth checking out to see if the battery connectors are clean and making contact.
     
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