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My computer was working fine, and I was playing a video game (Call of Duty) then all of a sudden, my computer beeped and my keyboard automatically disabled. (I could only move my mouse). So obviously I can't quit out of game or anything, so I rebooted the computer using the power button.

When it went to reboot, I don't get a monitor display. Also, usually when I boot up my computer beeps makes two humming noises then it beeps, and now it doesn't beep.

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post #2 of 39
Remove the CMOS battery for a few moments and replace it.

Then go into the BIOS and revert back to factory settings and make sure that it reverted.

It could be a numerous amount of things. First thing to do is always reset the CMOS.
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post #3 of 39
Sounds like the motherboard has died... Do you see any capacitors that are bulging or the look like the exploded/leaked?

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I think I should let you guys know that this past summer, a very similar event happened to this computer. My keyboard kept going out and eventually my computer didn't boot correctly. I gave up on the computer until yesterday where it turned on to my surprise. I reformatted immediately and everything was working perfectly fine until 10 minutes ago.

So first step is to reset the battery? I've never done this..
And if I was to do this, you are assuming it boots to the BIOS? Because I'm just getting an orange monitor light on my monitor.
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post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by BlankThis View Post
Sounds like the motherboard has died... Do you see any capacitors that are bulging or the look like the exploded/leaked?

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Good idea. Check that out first.

Also check to see if wasn't a cooling issue. Unplug it from the power for a bit, and try cleaning it out.

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Originally Posted by noobd View Post
I think I should let you guys know that this past summer, a very similar event happened to this computer. My keyboard kept going out and eventually my computer didn't boot correctly. I gave up on the computer until yesterday where it turned on to my surprise. I reformatted immediately and everything was working perfectly fine until 10 minutes ago.

So first step is to reset the battery? I've never done this..
And if I was to do this, you are assuming it boots to the BIOS? Because I'm just getting an orange monitor light on my monitor.
I think I'm going to second your motherboard. I had a very similar problem happen to me on my secondary rig. It was the mobo.

Examine all your capacitors like BlankThis said. Bloated and/or leaking capacitors are a definite sign of motherboard failure.
Edited by Shift. - 12/16/08 at 4:37pm
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post #6 of 39
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I don't know what the capacitors look like, a picture maybe? Thanks
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post #7 of 39
It could also be a bad stick of memory, try booting up with just 1 stick inserted. Other then that it could very well be your mainboard or power supply dying.
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post #8 of 39
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I'm just not understanding how it didn't work, then randomly worked for a good 48 hours and now its not working again..
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post #9 of 39
If after resetting the CMOS, it's not getting any monitor input, try testing to make sure the vga card didn't die, and then if that's not the case then I'm going to say it's the board as well.

I've had boards not POST or even get input from my monitor and it's turned out to be the board being dead.
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post #10 of 39
how about the hard drive? check the connections, same thing happened to me
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