Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Hands-on
Serial No:- YSDD046415
ASUS A8ne-fm motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 1.86GHZ
200GB SATA HDD
2 x 1GB DDR SDRAM
Ati Pci express graphics card
os:- XP Home edition
The situation is this...The base unit belongs to my dad who has borrowed it to me to fix. Now I dont know the full background of the problem from when it first started or what the first symptons was, But this is how the machine was given to me:-
Press the power button and the fancy blue LED's come on (For show only) along with the power LED, The fans (CPU + system case + graphics card) all spin normally. The HDD spins up but doesn't actually sound like it's reading or writing. The monitor displays no signal at this point and does not attempt to show anything from PC. Then after about 5-10 seconds a beeping noise is emitting from the system speaker like beeeeep.....beeeep......beeeep continuosly until system is turned of by keeping power button pressed in. But all the mentioned above happens everytime the PC is turned on.
1) I have tried installing different memory modules (nothing)
2) I have tried a standard pci graphics card (nothing)
3) I have tried resetting the CMOS from mobo jumpers (nothing)
4) I have disconnected each hardware drive/accessory one at a time, these include...DVD drive (nothing), multi-card reader (nothing) and my last attempt I took the HDD of the board and nothing still.
Would appreciate some help and advice as I think this problem can be fixed without scrapping the system.
Thank you for reading. Stuart
I would suspect the graphics card seeing as you aren't getting anything on the monitor. You said you installed a PCI graphics card, but did you remove or disable the other graphics card at the same time?
Remove the Side off the computer it sound like CPU fan may not be doing what it should be, cooling the CPU. if that overheats it just shuts down or refuses to start up
Thanks for all your possible solutions....I have taken note of them and will be trying them later as I've got to go out for a few hours. I will let you guys know the outcome. One question though is there a way to tell what bios is installed i.e IBM, AMI, PHOENIX etc.
Cheers lads...speak later
MAJ...I did remove the original graphics card before i installed the old PCI one.
I have just followed the advice of a link given above by fruit bat. The advice of the link said to power up with a bare bones system by unplugging all hardware excluding the CPU+fan from the mobo. I have tried this and am still getting the long never ending beeps...so another suggestion from the site said the cell battery on the mobo might be flat. Going to give that a go before writing the mobo off. Any comments would be grateful
Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
click here manual
Clear the CMOS. Modified per manual linked above, Section 1.6, pg 1-17
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the CMOS battery. Round button cell.
3. Move the jumper cap(pg 1-17) from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Replace CMOS battery
5. Plug the power cord and turn on the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup.
7. Load "Setup Defaults" for ALL pages, Save and reboot
8. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup and make changes as need be.
click here A8NE-FM Bios 1005 for floppy
A8NE-FM Bios 1006 for floppy click here
click here A8NE-FM Bios 1007 for CD
going to try it now...thank you for helping. Let you know shortly
I have just followed your steps exactly and still same problem. What would that rule out?
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