I recently found a computer in the loft and brought it downstairs into my room for studying etc.. I put on the correct wires in and connect the monitor to the actual computer bit but whenever i turn it on the monitor says no signal input and the computer makes a noise ( 2 beeps at a time repeating). Now id assume this beeps mean something so does anyone have any idea what it means and, if so, how can i go about fixing it?
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- Thread Starter
- 28-11-2010 22:14
- 28-11-2010 23:40
Could be that it's not detecting any sort of graphics card
Photos of the inside of it might help too.
- 28-11-2010 23:41
Sounds like it's a video card error. The beeps are an error code, but different manufacturers use different codes... So unless you can find out the motherboard BIOS manufacturer it isn't an amazing amount of help.
- 28-11-2010 23:52
as said such short beeps usually mean graphics card or RAM error.
You will need to find out the mobo name, read the chart of what the beeps mean, then replace the faulty part.
First things first, open up the case and check all the components fit snug and there isn't piles of dust making it overheat and stopping good connections. I'd imagine if it has been in the loft inside is full of crap. get a smallish brush and dust that mofo. Compressed air can be useful if you have got it, and vacuuming is usually a terrible idea!
Touch the metal bottom pipe of a radiator first to anti-static yourself, and don't be too rough on any parts.Last edited by princessmarisa; 28-11-2010 at 23:53.