Firends Computer Don't Bootup

  RobCharles1981 11:25 21 Oct 06
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A Friend of mine is having trouble with his Computer, it switches on and the fans inside are active but doesnt bootup?? I think its the motherboard what do you all suggest???

  johndrew 11:31 21 Oct 06

Are the HDDs running, any light activity?
How far does the screen get, BIOS?
Any strange noises?

Give people a bit more to go on.

  RobCharles1981 11:38 21 Oct 06

The Power Lights Light up and Hard Drives are going, He doesnt get to the Post screen, and he gets one long continas Beep

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:41 21 Oct 06

click here beep codes

Switch off, unplug.
open case
remove and refit all PCI/ AGP cards
and remove refit memory modules

power up and retry.

  RobCharles1981 11:44 21 Oct 06

Ok thanks Fruit Bat I will tell him that

Cheers

  xania 11:58 21 Oct 06

That beep tells me that it is very unlikely to be a mobo problem. Check to make sure that the Video card and RAM are firmly in place, and that the keyboard is correctly attached. Remove any other expansion boards. If it now works, add boards back one at a time until it stops working.

If still no joy, it would be helpful if you could tell us the make of motherboard and BIOS.

  RobCharles1981 12:04 21 Oct 06

My Firend says its an Emachine 5230

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