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ticking motherboard - no video

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  1. md64

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    A friend has given me a PB Imedia asking if I can help fix his problem. It has onboard video but has an AGP card fitted too - dont know if PB did this or whether it was done afterwards. Friend uncontactable at moment so cant help either! The problem is that there is no video output from either the onboard or AGP video, and the motherboard makes a regular repeated ticking noise. Ive also fitted an old PCI graphics card I had laying around and again got no video output. I cant hear the hard drive booting into Windows and I think it might be stalling before it gets that far, but of course I cant see anything, not even the BIOS, to confirm that. The ticking is definitely from the board - Ive taken the hard drive out entirely and checked. Ive also removed the CMOS battery for ten minutes to see if it would clear itself. Im sure I remember a computer doing this once before but Im damned if I can remember how the problem got sorted!
    Any help gratefully received
    MD
     
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    Forgot to mention - Ive also put in a hard drive with a complete fresh install of Windows on it in place of the original, with the same ticking and no video, just in case that helps at all! :confused:
     
  3. JSanguancheu

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    Ticking from a motherboard sounds very weird. Is there maybe a fan on the chipset or a built in speaker where the noise is coming from? Is the CPU fan working correctly?

    Remove all cards and disconnect all drives from the motherboard. See if it will start up with just the onboard video.

    How old is the PC? Maybe the cmos battery is dead? Is there a reset jumper for the BIOS?
     
  4. Arcadion

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    I get machines in that make that ticking sound quite often, they have dead motherboards.
     
  5. md64

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    Update - Ive had me ear inside the case(!) and the ticking seems to be coming from the built in speaker, so Im guessing it should be *beeping* instead. Ive put another CMOS battery in from another computer and still get the same noise.
    Dead board? Hope not, its got an AMD 900 and I wouldnt know whether or not I can still find a board that would accept that!
     
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