10-25-2003 03:42 AM - last edited on 09-01-2013 10:20 PM by Liuqing
When I try powering it on I get two beeps after a buzzing sound. The trouble shooting guide for this machine says that it means that the "Power supply is in protected mode" and that I should check that the "Power cables inside the PC are correctly connected.". I've checked this and all seems to be well with the connection. Any ideas as to what else I can check? Needless to say the screen remains blank.
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond.
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10-25-2003 04:48 AM
If that's not it remove any cards from it including the video and try again. If it still won't come up then you are probably looking at a new motherboard unless the fan is bad but I wouldn't think with the little wires that it has going to it that it could pull down the PS. Guess it wouldn't hurt to disconnect it for a short period.
10-25-2003 05:12 AM
10-26-2003 10:44 PM
Then the unit should boot normally. Can't tell if that's the case here, but it sounds similar. By turning off the power strip, you removed all power to the power supply.
Are you still having problems?
10-27-2003 12:18 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if you've hit the nail on the head. The machine has been running continuously since I last posted. However, I do remember that when I did shut it down, I asked Windows XP to shut it down and then turned the main switch on the power strip off. And, then in the evening when I tried to turn it on I had problems. I got this machine from a friend and it was not running XP when originally sold. I wonder if there is a cleaner way to turn if off and power it back on. Also, looking at the manual it mentions using the spacebar to turn it on - I've never been able to get it to do that. Until I understand how best to turn it on and off (given the problems I've had)I'm reluctant to turn it off.
I appreciate the time you and others take to respond and any futher light you can shed will be welcomed.
11-11-2003 02:46 PM
07-01-2004 07:26 AM