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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by socaliray, Oct 16, 2002.

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  1. socaliray

    socaliray Thread Starter

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    I have this computer which at one point it was smoking. When I tried to start it, nothing would come on the monitor at all and it has fast steady beep coming out of the speaker on the box. It's kinda old computer. What could be the problem here. Does anyone have any ideas for me? Help!!!
     
  2. madbadger

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    Call the fire brigade!! :)

    MB

    Seriously......I think you've prob fried the processor, I suppose if it beeps the power supply is OK, if we knew the exact beep message we could help you.......maybe
     
  3. littlemar

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    It's smoking with a continuous beep. I would make sure you leave it unplugged, you don't need a fire to start. It's an old pc and if the processor is fried I'm guessing that the rest of the components in there are pretty well shot too. I would seriously consider a new pc since it sounds like everything would have to be replaced. Sorry, but that's my honest opinion. Good luck.
     
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  5. tjsudo

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    Open the box and see where the smoke is coming from.(with a bucket of water, naturally)
    I bet it's coming out from the power supply.

    TJ
     
  6. monted

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    WITH A BUCKET OF WATER?????????????????????????
     
  7. tjsudo

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    Or with a fire extinguisher.

    I don't wanna be responsible for a fire.
     
  8. Lurker1

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    I would not use a bucket of water!!!
    But open the computer up and look for burnt components. If you are lucky it may be something you can replace easily and cheaply.

    Check this page for beep codes. You will need to see what kind of BIOS chip you have.

    http://209.51.129.221/index.htm
     
  9. Tuppence2

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    Poor little computer:(

    (I am sure the water was a joke....:D :D :D )

    T2
     
  10. tjsudo

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    I was joking about water and extinguisher but not joking about power supply.

    He said smoke coming out. I don't think volt and amp applied to MB would cause smoke.
    It's gotta be Power or motor(HDD, CD-Rom, Floppy, etc.).

    TJ
     
  11. Lurker1

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    tjsudo

    Well I have to disagree with you there. I have seen plenty of burned components on different boards in systems and laptops although it is more likely for the power supply to smoke. (unless its an AMD processor with no fan) ;)
     
  12. Tuppence2

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    Ah, a case of "no smoke without..........!"

    Seriously, hope you get the matter sorted soon.

    T2:)
     
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