no signal input + beeping on start
Posted 13 February 2007 - 09:52 AM
Posted 13 February 2007 - 10:18 AM
before we start i need to know a few piece of information,
1) what is the make of you Motherboard
2)) what exactly is the beeping sequence.
incase you did not know, the beeping sequence is a code to tell you what is wrong, it is a diagnostics!
Posted 13 February 2007 - 11:26 AM
ASUS A7V8X-MX SE 1.03
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS A7V8X-MX SE ACPI BIOS
and the beeping sequence is something like this:
beep...3 seconds pause...beep...3 seconds pause...beep...3 seconds pause...
hope that helps!
Posted 14 February 2007 - 08:44 AM
long beep - pause - long beep - pause - long beep - pause - and it just goes on and on like that
i googled the meaning of this sequence, but i can't seem to find something similar to it. the phoenix bios codes i saw are usually a combination of long and short beeps. unless my pc's sequence qualifies as a continuous beep, then there may be a problem with the power supply or motherboard.
some additional info:
- before my roommate first encountered the "no signal+beep" problem, she noticed white spots on the screen until it froze. when she restarted the pc, she then had the no signal problem already.
- i was desperate to make my pc work again so i kept restarting and restarting it. after so many attempts, pc worked fine again. i frantically transferred all my files to the backup drive. during the transfer though, i noticed that the color of the tabs is turning into white (like fading). and then there was also a vertical green stripes in the middle of the screen. and then suddenly the screen froze. i was forced to restart the pc and i had the no signal message + long beeps again just as i suspected.
we're planning to finally bring my cpu to a repair shop tomorrow, but i just want to know your opinion first so i would know what's really wrong. i don't want to end up buying things i don't really need.
lastly, in case i need to buy a new motherboard, will i still be able to retrieve the files from my backup drive? if yes, do you have a temporary solution to my problem prior to changing computer parts if needed so that i can transfer all my files to the backup drive first? since there's been two instances that i was able to use the pc after restarting it numerous times, maybe something can be done to make it work for a third time.
thanks so much.
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