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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
unplug pc,
take out cmos battery.
press and hold the power button for 5-10 seconds.
replace the battery and plug the pc in and boot.
Is the CMOS battery the one at the end of the green video card slot in this picture?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...%20Motherboard

If so, it has a little tab that I guess you use to pry it out, and at first try it seemed difficult, any hints? Or you just have to pry it out.
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Originally Posted by thlnk3r View Post
Noobd, sorry about that. I read through the thread again to get brushed up on your situation. I noticed no one suggested trying a different power supply. Have you given that a shot yet? If you have a multimeter handy you could also check the rails to make sure they are within spec. Here is the guide that I usually follow for this type of procedure: http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/guide...ing-guide.html. A failing/faulty power supply can lead to all kinds of problems.
I have a new, more powerful PSU that I can try, and I think I remember trying it but I can't recall - I'll give it a shot, it seems like a very strong possibility.
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Originally Posted by logan View Post
You can always try checking the ram in another computer, if you have access to one.

Also, checking the PSU is a great idea, that can cause all sorts of problems.

One last thing... can you describe the beep codes that you get in a little more detail? You can try checking them yourself at BiosCentral.com. Because those beep codes can be very helpful, and will often lead us in the right direction. I looked for a few minutes to see if I could find what you were describing, but couldn't find anything. Perhaps you'll be more successful.

Good luck
1) I don't have access.
2) My computer ALWAYS beeps. But its not the textbook beeps. The first two "beeps" are more like deep, droning sounds and the third noise is a screeching beep that can be heard from upstairs. When the computer doesn't function, I just get 1 droning "beep".
So overall, I get 2 drones and then a textbook loud beep when my comp works, and just 1 drone when its not working.

Hopefully that helps?

So I'm going to try the battery thing first then a new PSU to see how that works out, because I guess since my computer has shown life, it means my board wasn't fried (which I initially thought was the case). I should do this by tonight so I'll let you guys know asap.

Thanks once again.
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post #32 of 39
Yes, that battery is the CMOS battery. Most times it has some sort of release (look to see how its held in) sometimes they make it pretty easy to do, other times, you just have to pry it out.

Mine is spring loaded, and I just need to push a tab aside to get it to come out. Although yours might be different.

Thats to bad that you cant test the ram somewhere else... and those beeps are confusing sounding.... you said that is a phoenix Bios right? At the risk of asking a stupid sounding question, are you sure that those other beeps are official beep code noises, or are they something else making noise in the case? Because usually beep codes are pretty textbook.

Hopefully the other PSU will fix things for you though.

Good luck
post #33 of 39
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I got the battery out by pressing the release to the right, and there's a sort of latch that would be behind the battery. So when I try to put the battery back in, it seems extremely loose.

Heres a picture of what it looks like

http://ramanathan.files.wordpress.co...s_battery1.jpg

Is there any trick? Because when I place it back in it almost seems like its going to fall out, and when I was initially removing it it seemed pretty intact.
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post #34 of 39
Usually there is some sort of lip that the edge of the battery must go under on the side opposing the "latch". It should slide under that first, then you should be able to "clip" it into pace by pushing in on the latch side, until the latch catches.

Good luck
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2) My computer ALWAYS beeps. But its not the textbook beeps. The first two "beeps" are more like deep, droning sounds and the third noise is a screeching beep that can be heard from upstairs. When the computer doesn't function, I just get 1 droning "beep".
So overall, I get 2 drones and then a textbook loud beep when my comp works, and just 1 drone when its not working.
Noobd, are you sure this is coming from your motherboard? That does not sound normal. I'd definitely be worried. Open up your case and listen to the "beeps" and make sure they are coming from your board. Who knows...maybe it could be a bad bearing in a fan that's making the weird noise?

Have you tried the other power supply yet?

Good luck
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Noobd, are you sure this is coming from your motherboard? That does not sound normal. I'd definitely be worried. Open up your case and listen to the "beeps" and make sure they are coming from your board. Who knows...maybe it could be a bad bearing in a fan that's making the weird noise?

Have you tried the other power supply yet?

Good luck
Well it has always beeped since the day I got it. Ive been at school so I'm going to try to get the battery in properly and then I'll see if that helped then I will try the new PSU.
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post #37 of 39
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I got the battery in a little bit more secure, but it still seems loose to me.. And now when I powered up the computer, it gives the same 1 beep and no post as well as it seems like it doesn't have as much power? Like its quieter and it takes a little bit long to start the fans and get going?

For example, before it would immediately sound like its ready to fire up, and now it takes a second or two to get to that same level...

IDK whats going on
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I got the battery in a little bit more secure, but it still seems loose to me.. And now when I powered up the computer, it gives the same 1 beep and no post as well as it seems like it doesn't have as much power? Like its quieter and it takes a little bit long to start the fans and get going?

For example, before it would immediately sound like its ready to fire up, and now it takes a second or two to get to that same level...

IDK whats going on
Noobd, do you have different DDR1 memory that you could test with? It is normal to hear a single beep upon POST so that isn't anything to worry about it. If there is a constant beep then that is a different problem.

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post #39 of 39
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Rofl, I seemingly fixed this problem today.

I had given up, but I was really bored and decided to give it another shot. I reset the Cmos battery and connected my HDD with a different power connector from the PSU and it booted up fine..

Hopefully I didn't jinx it.
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