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Acer Veriton M264 Desktop won't boot to BIOS settings

Recently, my Acer M264 Desktop stopped booting. When turned on, it beeps once, boots to the "Acer" screen (ACER logo, DEL = EnterSetup, F12 = Boot Menu). I can only hit DEL or ESC to go to the next screen, F12 does nothing. the text is:

BIOS Version: P01-A0
Release date: 9/24/2009
This BIOS is exclusively for Acer only.
Copyright 2002-2009 by Acer Inc
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7600 @3.06GHz
Stepping: A CPUID: 001067a
Cache L1 Size: 64Kb
Cache L2 Size: 3072Kb

Boot Selection Popup Menu has been selected.
EM64T Capable Processor
The MCH is operating with DDR2 800/CL6/Tras18/Trp6/Trcs16
Dual Channel Mode
2048Mb OK (8MB Shared Memory Size Used) . On the second screen, I cannot select a drive to boot from or get the system to do anything else.

I have tried the following:
-Removed CMOS battery and changed the jumper position
-Removed the RAM and booted to hear any beep codes - only received a long steady one
-unplugged both hard drive cables SATA and ATA/IDE?
-no graphics card is in the system (using internal)
-tried reseating the CPU

Any other suggestions or is this a bigger problem?

Thanks

Tim
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  1. Best answer
    Try running one one RAM stick and then the other. It might be one bad RAM stick (assuming that you have more than one).
  2. Avro Arrow said:
    Try running one one RAM stick and then the other. It might be one bad RAM stick (assuming that you have more than one).


    I tried booting with each stick installed separately and got the same results. Still cant get past the "BIOS version" screen.

    Tim
  3. I'm sorry to have to tell you, but you have a dead motherboard.
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