My BP6 doesn t start,Spk only beep, no video signal... HELP

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Derek
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Post by Derek » Sat Aug 03, 2002 11:26 am

Pull out both memory sticks, dust them, and put *one* back in (only one). Then try to boot. If it works, put the second one in.

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Post by RRLedford » Sat Aug 03, 2002 1:40 pm

Can you get a basic video card to test with - even basic PCI? Your Maxtor 80G will likely be misdetected on the HPT366 controller. Might want to go shopping for a Promise ATA100 card ($25-30).

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Post by InactiveX » Sat Aug 03, 2002 3:44 pm

Most likely it was dirt on one of the contacts between the RAM module and slot, as DD suggested. Pulling the RAM sticks several times cleaned the contacts enough for it to work.

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Post by RRLedford » Sat Aug 03, 2002 9:14 pm

Pierrot, there is often no clearcut explanation when a system goes from working to not working (or the other way). InactiveX was probably on the mark, Often, the mere physical handling of the internal components can cause a change from booting to no-boot & back again. I've had systems that work fine with the case disassembled & horizontal. When I reassemble & stand it up it won't boot. Usually means some stress to the mainboard is making an existing defect go over the edge.
Glad you're back in business now.

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