Intel motherboard beeps, then doesnt beep

March 13, 2010 at 19:55:04
Specs: Windows XP
I'm trying to take a working motherboard from one e-machine and put it into a non-working e-machine.

I took a E211082 Intel board out of an Emachine and was planning to put it in my Dad's emachine to resurrect it. I'd just use the original tower it came from but it came out a smoker's house and reeks, really reaks. So I swabbed it with Alchohol and qtips.

Before installing, I just hooked up the power supply, memory, etc and pluged it in. The first try I got 3 beeps and it would power down. Next I switched the RAM to another slot, Now it doesnt beep at all. The monitor didn't come up on either try.

I'm thinking I just should have bought an identical used board on ebay....

Any ideas on the beeping discrepancy, or tips in general?

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March 14, 2010 at 06:20:01
When you swapped out the Mobo from the working machine, did you use all the components including ram from that Mobo or are you trying to use the parts from your dad's board?

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March 14, 2010 at 09:25:12
Are you benchtesting or did you already install the board in the case?

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March 14, 2010 at 10:57:05
I'm using the RAM and the card installed in the working board.

I think I'm benchtesting, my dad's board is still in his machine, I'm using the couplings/wires (and power source) from his machine for the power and a cable to connect the board to the hard drive

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March 15, 2010 at 20:28:03
Well, this board worked just fine and now doesnt work. I cleaned it with swabs and alchohol (due to the cigarette smoke tar)

I later tested it with power supply from another Emachine and don't even get a Beep from the MB.

Anything about cleaning it with alchohol that would break the board? And am I bench testing this thing correctly by hooking up a monitor, power supply lines, cable to the HD etc?



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March 15, 2010 at 20:34:50
Don't connect the hard drive, it isn't needed for a bench test. Just insert the RAM and connect a monitor. Check here:

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