Computer starts, but no beeps or display.

February 3, 2011 at 09:09:51
Specs: XP

Usually when you start up a computer, it will have a single beep. This doesn't occur neither does a display happen on the monitor.

The monitor works fine as I tested it with my Laptop.

Things I have tried:
Unplugging the hard drives and cd drives
Unplugging the usb, headphone ports etc
Unplugging the molex connectors for the power.

I know from unplugging the molex that the hard drives do spin, well the Master one does as that is the one used to boot up.

I've also taken out the battery and put it in.

I've also moved the Ram to another slot and back again.

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February 3, 2011 at 09:10:23

What else could I try or do to get my computer running? Thanks.

P.S I would of included this to the post but I forgot.

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February 3, 2011 at 09:23:32

Please list your system specs in as much detail as possible. Power supply specs as well (not just wattage).

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February 3, 2011 at 09:25:46

If it shows no sign of life, it's most likely the power supply. There's no real good way to test it except to replace it.

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February 3, 2011 at 09:40:55

All the fans work, the hard drive spins, and the cd drives work. Well, in terms of power anyway. So it can't be the power supply, can it?

I don't know much about the specs, yesterday was the first time opening up a computer so I'm all new to it. Both computers were pretty much crap and I was never ever going to use them with the lack of quality. (they have 256MB Ram). So I thought about combining the RAM but found out the system is compatible with DDR2 and not DDR so I'm still at 256MB but at least I'm learning.

I've combined the hard drives too. One is master and one is a slave. 80GB each. I don't know what else you need to know but the machine definitely gets power. Just seems to not boot properly.

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February 3, 2011 at 09:45:45

If no RAM is in, it will BEEP so the CPU appears to be fine.

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February 3, 2011 at 09:53:07

Please list the motherboard make/model, CPU make/model, video card make/model, hard drive(s) make/model, power supply make/model/wattage & amperage specs.

If the power supply is a low end piece of crap, you may have overloaded it by adding a 2nd HDD. Unplugging the drives isn't going to fix things if the power supply was internally damaged.

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February 3, 2011 at 10:00:45

Like Mickliq suggested, list the specs. It could be the power supply. Just because some things power up, it doesn't mean everything is getting the proper power.

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February 3, 2011 at 10:15:55

I don't know teh specs of the power supply, I also never touched it. It's the original that came with the computer.

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February 3, 2011 at 10:16:22

I also don't know anything about the omtherboard. I don't know where the hell to look. I'm new to this.

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February 3, 2011 at 10:30:51

What is the make and model # of the computer. To list the power supply, open the case and write down the info on the label of the power supply. It will list the specs like Wattage and the rail layout,i.e. 12v+ / 12v- etc.

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February 3, 2011 at 10:40:26

The power supply specs are on the label on the side of the power supply. You'll have to open the case to see it. The motherboard model number is printed somewhere on the board, again, you'll have to open the case to see it.


CPUZ should help identify the CPU & RAM, possibly the motherboard & video card.:

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February 3, 2011 at 11:32:46

Motherboard - RC410-M REV : 1.03
Graphics Card - PCI Express

Power Supply Model - HP - D3057 F3P

HP Pavillion a1000
Is that all? It should be enough.

I can't use CPUID because the computer has no display on the monitor.

The monitor does work though, tested it with my laptop. How can I check if the hard drives are working? I think they are but I cannot tell for sure...

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February 3, 2011 at 11:59:17

I tried putting the RAM in the other slot, and it didn't recognize the RAM. Not only that, it started to smoke - so I turned it off and the smoke went. I took the RAM out and it was hot.

I think I broke it?

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February 3, 2011 at 12:40:57

You might as well just forget it now. Why don't you just scrap them and call it a day.

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September 1, 2011 at 20:58:37

I don't know it's your problem..!!

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September 1, 2011 at 20:59:44

grasshopper.. you pretend that you're smart.. f--- you

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