01-29-2013 12:49 AM
i have an old Vectra VL420 Mt and on the past November it has failed on boot.
The first symptom was a problem with the graphic windows, where in the windows had disappeared the three icons in the upper right: closing, minimizing, icons magnification. So there were some lines that are not defined on the monitor. Then the next boot was interrupted.
I have checked in the "beep error codes" and my case is "Number of beeps emitted: 0 - without 'buzz' audio signal"; after the control of all cables correctly plugged i have thought that is the mainboard to by replace.
In details the problem is the follow:
- pressing the power button no audio signal e no drive detected (floppy drive, cd-rom drive, cd-burner drive, hard disk
drive) only light up the cooling fan (processor and case's fans) and the green LEDs on the PCI bus.
- pressing the power button more than 5 seconds, there is the buzz initial sequence and after no beep code, "0 beep".
- disconnecting the 2 data cables of cd drive and pressing the power button the drive were detected (excepted floppy
drive and hard drive) but no video signal with black screen.
I have checked the level of tension on power plug of the floppy drive and are present +5V and +12V but this drive are
not detected. I have changed with another floppy drive (properly functioning) but there is the same problem.
- i have changed the mainboard with another used, but remaining the same problem.
- Also after disconnecting (in succession) the video card, or the RAM, or all the disco drive remaining the problem.
- I have 2 other pc Vectra VL420 functioning properly and I would be tempted to try to disconnect / connect the
individual components but I'm afraid I do on these problems, so avoid it.
What could be the cause of the problem?
04-09-2013 08:35 AM
Hi, take a look at our step-by-step guide to troubleshooting startup problems:
Resolving Startup Problems
Hopefully this will help solve your problem, or at least get you pointed in the right direction to isolate the problem.
12-31-2013 05:16 PM
Ever tried replacing RAMS with newer ones?
If you refer to my post HP BRIO 8032 problems you see I had a pretty funny behaviour of my HP PC due to defective memory dimms.
The story sounded like yours.