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Yet again another signal problem...


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... says it all..

Im in need of help, basically I had this computer which I havent used in 6 months and ive decided to use it as a server ;). Today I turned it on to find Signal Error, tried it on another monitor - no signal. Ive tried removing all PCI cards, hdd and cables from mobo. Ive checked all the connections, there fine. There isnt any strange LED flashing going on either, ive tried 2 graphics cards. Ive tried different ram, ive tried new cmos, clearing cmos. Nothing, im bit stuck now ;) the mobo cant be [bleep]ed can it?!?!?! It hasnt been used but I have kept it safe and sound.... Wondering if you guys could help out, webhosting reward :tazz:
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

First of all, what is the make and model of the mobo??

Secondly, does it have on-board graphics?? If it does, your CMOS battery may have died and the settings defaulted back to using the on-board video card and, I bet you aren't using it!!

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Not sure its a medion cybermaxx pc... its microstar I think MODEL 3964 And no it ant got onboard g.. :tazz:
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Just did a search on the Microstar (MSI) website.. No such thing as a Model 3964

Are you sure you got it right??

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Yeah I did, and all I could find on the mobo was microstar and 3964 nothign else. Its a 2001 mobo soo.... ?
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AGP or PCI video??

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agp... ive tried 2 graphics cards both agp

Radeon 9200 256
Nvidia GF2 64
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Do you have a PCI card.. if the BIOS defaulted, then it would be looking for a PCI card..

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well I do yeah ill try it
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Tried cleaning ram, cpu, hs, agp slot, graphics card connectors and got all the dust out.. Still not working
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bump...
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Blu:

I asked one of the forum mods to come in and take a look.. Perhaps he has some advice that has passed me by!!

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thanks murray youve been a great help
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Microstar makes a number of motherboards they sell straight to OEMS that are not available to the public....cybermax was, is, a large producer of low end machines and probably purchased a lot of these boards.


First, any BEEPS at start up? Is there an onboard or incase speaker connected to the mobo?
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Nope no beeps, but speaker is planted on mobo you cannot d/c it. Also could the mobo be dead even if PCI cards still work?
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