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January 28, 2013 2:01:13 PM

Hey there everyone, First of all if this is the wrong category I apologize and please feel free to move it to where it belongs.

Anyway, I have an old desktop computer with a Rhombus motherboard and an Intel Celeron processor 2.80 ghz, 1 GB Ram 2*512 and a 500 GB HDD running windows 7, I've had it for about 8 years now, No serious problems until today.

So this morning I came to turn it on, everything appears to start correctly, But there is no display and all I get is a Long Beep sound, It sort of goes on for a while, stops then does it again the same way, stops, and on and on it goes.

So I've tried doing basically every thing that can be done on it, from cleaning and checking the RAM, Removing and re-seating the video card, trying the built in display, Fiddling with the Jumpers to stripping the board clean and starting it.

And nothing, No matter what I do I just keep getting the same annoying beep with no display or keyboard lights or anything.

Can anyone help me with this? Because I'm really happy with my Machine, its never given me any serious problems until today and I don't really want to spend 300+ dollars upgrading it unless necessary.

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January 29, 2013 9:42:18 AM

You'll need to post the name of the BIOS manufacturer if you want to know what the various beep codes mean, but at a guess I'd say the graphics/video card has died if you are getting no display at all.

When the BIOS detects no video card it halts the boot process, hence no keyboard lights etc.
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February 6, 2013 8:08:09 AM

It is a Phoenix Award Bios.

Anyway Thanks for the advice, I'll try to see if I have an old AGP card lying around somewhere and see if that kick starts it.
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