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Okay so my bro just went back to college and he just called me to say that his computer is not turning on. Actually it turns on but there is no video coming up (he said that he got the video to come on once but not anymore after that). Anyways I tried diagnosing and he says he is getting 1 long bios beep and then two quick ones and I am not mistaken the Chaintech VNF4 Ultra he has is an award bios.
According to this it means "Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information"
That said does anyone have any ideas as to how I can fix this?
If ihe misheard the beeps it would be a ram error according to my sources.

I am having him try each ram sticks seperatley just in case and also try removing the two expansion cards he just got (firewire and tv tuner).
Other than that I have no other ideas.

Also if the card where to be dead how quickly does evga deal with RMA's because as a student he will be needing it asap.

thanks,

Akhen
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http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm

Has he tried removing and reseating it?
Oh, no idea on the turn around time
    
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yeah I got him to do that allready, its really puzzling.
He also just called me to say that at one point he droped the case from his bed, that cant help much (it was after the error was occuring) but according to him the case took the damage well and there is no apparent interior damage.
No change in the error or any additional.
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What are the chances he could borrow a vid card to swap in?
Preferably the same brand, ie ATI or NVidia.
    
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Thats a good idea, I think he can find one to give it a try.
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If the card is busted, he can always buy the cheapest piece of junk he can find, so he can at least do his studies on the computer.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
If the card is busted, he can always buy the cheapest piece of junk he can find, so he can at least do his studies on the computer.
I actually did the same for myself and got an x600 here on overclock as a backup so I can send him that if ever. Unlike him I have a laptop to fallback on

So just once again how long does it take to rma a video card to evga, does anyone know?

its a Evga 6800GS PCIe
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Akhen
I actually did the same for myself and got an x600 here on overclock as a backup so I can send him that if ever. Unlike him I have a laptop to fallback on

So just once again how long does it take to rma a video card to evga, does anyone know?

its a Evga 6800GS PCIe
Sorry, no idea on that. I guess it might take a while (weeks), since they might attempt to fix the card. If I remember correctly, it's not too quickly, but can't find posts about it right away
    
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when I first rmaed mine it took a month, but I am expecting better from evga.
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