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 PostPost subject: 3 Computers not working        Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:07 am 
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I'm having some trouble with some old computers. There's a Pentium MMX 250MHz (I think), a 486 computer and a Pentium 3 400MHz.

One day, I found in the house, a bunch of 5 1/4" floppy disks with some old stuff on them. The 400MHz Pentium 3 had a 5 1/4" floppy drive, so I decided get some of the stuff of those disks and upload them to the BETAArchive FTP. The only problem is that when I booted it up, it didn't give any signal to the monitor. I've tried the computer on a different monitor, I've checked all the plugs and they were all plugged firmly in.

So I booted up the Pentium MMX computer. It booted up fine so I put the 5 1/4" floppy drive in. Once I had put it in, it got the same problem. No monitor signal. When I removed the 5 1/4" floppy drive, it still didn't give the monitor any signal. I also tried a second monitor but no dice.

So I went to my last resort. The 486. I put in a hard drive, 3 1/2 floppy drive and the 5 1/4" floppy drive. I turn it on and get 10 beeps. 2 long beeps and 8 short beeps. If it helps, it's an AMI BIOS. So I don't know what to do right now. Any help would be largely appreciated.

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 PostPost subject: Re: 3 Computers not working        Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:48 am 
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So I went to my last resort. The 486. I put in a hard drive, 3 1/2 floppy drive and the 5 1/4" floppy drive. I turn it on and get 10 beeps. 2 long beeps and 8 short beeps. If it helps, it's an AMI BIOS. So I don't know what to do right now. Any help would be largely appreciated.


I have found in 1 one my text books, an 1 long, 8 short (the 2 long doenst exist or it is another BIOS),
Display / retrace test failed. Reseat the video card.

I have them from Award, AMI and IBM, the beep errors and POST-codes BIOS.

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According to this site. 2 long and 8 short does not exist. But 1 long and 8 short means there was some type of video card failure. Try using a different video card and see if the helps.


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According to this site. 2 long and 8 short does not exist. But 1 long and 8 short means there was some type of video card failure. Try using a different video card and see if the helps.


I have already posted that.
Please read the post before posting the same answer.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:59 pm 
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Sorry I was not really paying attention. I will make sure I read more carefully from now on.


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