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drkcloud

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computer start up problem
« on: August 23, 2005, 09:07:38 AM »
My ibm compatible wont start up,  the fans on the cpu and power supply work,  disc drives lite up momentarily, but no beeps at all  i think it is an AMI bios,  if that is correct.  anyway i was wondering if maybe the battery on the motherboard can be to blame.  It seem to start acting funny with the mouse no working.  I have tried booting it with nothing attached, ie removed hard drive cable and mouse and keyboard, but no beeps.  thanks in advance for the help, Rick

Raptor

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Re: computer start up problem
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 11:41:04 AM »
Do you see anything on the screen when you turn it on?

drkcloud

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Re: computer start up problem
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005, 12:53:37 PM »
nothing at all, monitor stays black and then shifts to standby mode

Raptor

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Re: computer start up problem
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 02:42:56 PM »
Try resetting the BIOS

To reset the BIOS, take the following steps:

1. Power down computer
2. Take countermeasures against electro-static discharge
3. Remove computer casing
4. Inspect mainboard for a CMOS jump switch or CMOS battery

In case of CMOS jump switch:

Follow instructions provided with the mainboard manual.

In case of CMOS battery:

I. Remove CMOS battery for approximately 10-15 seconds.
II. After 10-15 seconds, place the CMOS battery back.

5. Power on system.

Do not power on the system when CMOS jumper is set to clear_cmos or when CMOS battery is non-present.

Why did you suspect the BIOS battery? Have you overclocked or changed system settings?

drkcloud

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Re: computer start up problem
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005, 10:43:59 AM »
no I havent changed anything in terms of system settings.   I was just guessing on the battery and wondering if it were dead, would that not allow the computer to boot up.   I have about 18 months ago replaced the motherboard, and about 9 months ago the powersupply.   I guess i was just hoping for an easy fix by just replacing a battery,  I tried with two others i had lying around, but i do not how well they are either.  I will try removing it,  replacing it and starting it, up again

drkcloud

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Re: computer start up problem
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005, 10:58:31 AM »
ok tried removing the battery waiting a few minutes and replacing it,  still nothing

Raptor

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Re: computer start up problem
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005, 12:03:48 PM »
Try reseating all the hardware and reconnecting all cables.

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    Re: computer start up problem
    « Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005, 03:38:33 AM »
    Have you got another stick of Ram you could try. Or if you have 2 sticks take one out leave one in.