gateway no post no video
Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:30 AM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 01:24 PM
When you power the computer on, does the LED on the screen turn from amber to green?
Posted 20 September 2005 - 01:27 PM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:10 PM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 02:55 PM
Posted 20 September 2005 - 03:39 PM
1. There should be a 6 pin jumper block labelled JPW1 next to the main ATX power connector. This should have 3 jumpers installed on it, like this:
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2. Close to the cmos battery, should be a 3 pin jumper header, labelled JBAT1. Pin 1 of this header is the pin nearest the battery, the jumper should currently be covering pins 1-2.
Can you disconnect the main power lead & the internal ATX power connector from the motherboard. Move this jumper cap so that it covers pins 2-3 instead. Leave in this position for about 30 secs, then return the cap to cover pins 1-2.
3. A bit further down from the JBAT1 jumper, should be 2 pins labelled JGS1. These may be covered by a 2 wire connector. If so, unplug the connector.
4. Insert just one of the memory modules into ram slot 1 (slot furthest away from the CPU)
5. Make sure all drive cabling (floppy/HDD/CD) is disconnected from the motherboard but leave the power cables connected to the CDROM drive & floppy drive
Reconnect the ATX power connector & the mains power lead & power on the system again. Let me know what happens
Posted 20 September 2005 - 06:47 PM
I followed your instructions and did everything you suggested. I also included trying the memory in each of the slots and trying two other memory cards I had in each of the slots just to make sure. As I said before they all work in another computer but I tried it anyway. The same thing happens. No post, no vedio.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 07:13 PM
PS, be carefull buying Athlons on the web, I'll bet they're selling a lot of bad ones.
Edited by Tyger, 20 September 2005 - 07:15 PM.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 07:35 PM
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:39 AM
Posted 22 September 2005 - 09:39 AM
Edited by kaydee216, 22 September 2005 - 09:40 AM.
Posted 22 September 2005 - 11:34 AM
BIOS Recovery Feature
For AMI BIOS
1. Rename the desired AMI BIOS file to AMIBOOT.ROM and save it on a floppy disk. e.g. Rename A569MS23.ROM to AMIBOOT.ROM
2. Insert this floppy disk in the floppy drive. Turn On the system and press and hold Ctrl-Home to force update. It will read the AMIBOOT.ROM file and recover the BIOS from the A drive.
3. When 4 beeps are heard you may remove the floppy disk and restart the computer.
Then the keyboard number lock light goes on. I think it need
Sounds like a plan, only I can’t find this A569MS23.ROM file. I searched with google and I can’t find the file. I am thinking it is part of a flash bios file I down loaded from gateway but I can open that because I am on Win XP and it is a MSDos file.
Posted 22 September 2005 - 04:13 PM
Right, I've had a look at MSI's website and found several versions of the MS-6330 motherboard. Unfortunately none of them are physically identical to the one in the link that you posted.
I also looked on Gateways site for general bios beep code info. There appears to be several slightly differing versions of there beep codes available. One that I read (didn't state which bios manufacturer, but judging by the complexity of the codes, it looks like AMI), said that 2 short beeps means CHECKSUM ERROR. If this is correct, then thats perfectly normal as you've just cleared the cmos.
Can you post the link to the bios file that you downloaded from Gateway and can you also let me know what model of Gateway system you have as the motherboard model number doesn't seem to be helping much!
Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:00 PM
I was thinking I would load win 98 on to my computer as a second OS and go into it and open the file.
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