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The keyboard lights come on, not flash, in case that makes a difference.

 

I've gotta go to bed for work in the AM but tomorrow I'll run through your steps & let you know how it goes.  Thank you.


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:wave:  I thought you might be getting knackered by now, later.


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There is always someone who knows a little bit more then I (gives me something to strive for)!

Thanks iammykyl for stepping up and helping. I've run out of ideas, so I'll leave you in his quite capable hands! Though, I will keep up with the thread here, as it's intriguing to me, and informative!


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There is always someone who knows a little bit more then I (gives me something to strive for)!

Thanks iammykyl for stepping up and helping. I've run out of ideas, so I'll leave you in his quite capable hands! Though, I will keep up with the thread here, as it's intriguing to me, and informative!

 

Ya, that's why the site is so good.   123Runner just picked up on some steps I missed here, > http://www.geekstogo...view=getnewpost

 

You're welcome AlexanderRoz 


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Have you tried just HDMI to HDMI?


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Have you tried just HDMI to HDMI?

 

The card only has mini-HDMI out and DVI out.  I don't have a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable.  I've always used my DVI-to-HDMI cable for connecting to monitors for this computer.

 

 

Good, some progress.

Keyboard lights flashing means that the BIOS is trying to step through initializing devices, but gets stuck somewhere down the chain.

Your little beeper may be dead.

 

We will be working a bit blind here, buts lets try.

Leave the present keyboard setup.

Be connected to a display, switched on.

Install one stick of RAM in the slot nearest to the CPU.

Install the GPU. Start up and test??

 

Restart and hold down the F or delete key to enter BIOS, wait a few seconds.

Press the F10 key, once.

Press the enter key, once; the computer should restart??   Any results.

 

Hey sorry yesterday was ridiculously busy, didn't get any time to relax at home at all.  I tried 1 stick of RAM (only in the slot closest to my CPU) with the GPU installed & the keyboard connected.  Followed the steps (both ways, F key and Delete key) and neither rebooted the computer.  No change or result from doing it whatsoever.  Could me manually shutting it down after each failed attempt be making any difference?  No idea


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No worries.   I am late this morning, so you are probable asleep. 

Had a read though your manual, so will try slightly different test.

 

Install 1 stick of RAM in slot B1.

 

Power up and immediately press and hold down the Delete key for 10 seconds.

Tap the F5 key.

Tap the left arrow key.

Press the enter key, (if no restart) press the enter key again.

 

 

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Slot B1 (I'm guessing) means black 1?  So the slot 2nd closest to the CPU?


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Sorry, having a coffee.

 

Yes, correct. 


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No worries, we're on opposite sides of the planet from one another lol.  That unfortunately had no effect.


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OK.

Swap the RAM stick over in slot B1 and try again. 


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Hm?  It was already in B1.  I even tried both sticks in B1 (one at a time of course).  You mean switch it to whatever the closest-to-the-CPU slot is called?


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No.

I did mean swap the sticks over in slot B1, and you have now tried both sticks in that slot.

One more try,

 

Leave one stick or RAM in slot B1.

Swap the GPU into the other slot,

Start the computer.


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Okay so!

I tried each stick of RAM in slot B1, followed those steps you gave me, and got nothing.

Then I tried it all again with the GPU in the other slot, same thing, nothing.

Then I tried it all over again with my original GPU (was doing it with the one my buddy left me) in each slot, rotating the same way after each trial.  Nothing


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It looks like the end of the road for any tests that can be done without specialist gear.

We have tried every combination I can think of.   Not having any sort of feedback from beeps or lights makes it hard.   You could try a test again with a known working beeper, 

 

It might be 2 sticks of dead RAM,   Without at least 1 working stick, the computer will not boot.

 

More likely a bad MB or CPU and going to the expense of getting another know working MB to test the CPU, or vice versa, I don't think worth it given its age. 

 

Really sorry we can't get it going, I hate being beaten. 


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