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She'll power on but no BEEP to Boot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by RayW, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. RayW

    RayW Thread Starter

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    Hey guys, I am getting power upon start (light comes on and everything but hangs or something. There is no beep and windows doesn't start. Thanks
     
  2. norton850

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    New build or new problem?
    Anything that you did or changed before it happened?
     
  3. marcus77

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    Also, are you getting anything on the screen at all when it boots up?
     
  4. RayW

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    New problem..was working fine.. and getting nothing at all on screen
     
  5. xGunslinger

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    If there are no beeps then it might not be posting or not posting at all. It's possible there is something wrong with BIOS.
     
  6. norton850

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    Ray

    You need to start sorting things out. It's trial and error at this point. Check all connection including the video card, RAM and monitor cable. Try the monitor on another system.
     
  7. JeffGreen

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    Try clearing the CMOS.
     
  8. RayW

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    I cant find the manual online for the correct jumper to clear it. It is a VIA KL 133 chipset on a hp pavilion xt983. How bad is it to just try a few different jumpers? It looks like J10 may be it but not sure.
     
  9. Skivvywaver

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    It is usually very near the battery. It is not a good idea to just start moving jumpers around. If you only have one near the battery, that is the one.
     
  10. RayW

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    NOT near the battery cant find it anywhere
     
  11. Skivvywaver

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    Unplug the machine. Remove the battery for about 10 minutes and put the battery back in and try it.
     
  12. RayW

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    unfortunately nothing.... maybe dead battery?
     
  13. norton850

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    It looks like that might be the problem. It is the same type of capicitor that I have and looks like maybe the same thing. It looks to be burned out and a slight gap at the bottom. It also is looser than all the others. I will look into this. Thanks
     
  15. ~Candy~

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    It should still start, even without a battery.
     
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