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Anyone know this beep code?

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Anyone know this beep code?

Slayer_
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByYA6_KrZLBcMzI5VnEtQnRBbEE/edit?usp=sharing

According to the boards markings, its a "p4b mx"

I found the manual online but it didn't have the beep codes.

Personally I think it thinks it's become a dialup modem.

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      Slayer_

      Swapped in a new old power supply and its running again. Although running oddly slow.

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      Slayer_

      I got another one from work, I'll give it a try.

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      cpguru21

      Details please :-)

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      mjd420nova

      Three long is the keyboard/mouse interface error. The two short doesn't match with any device code. Does it boot beyond the beeps? The lights on the keyboard should flash at or just before the code erupts.

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      Slayer_

      No lights nothing, just a short green light while I hold the power button that goes off when I release, then a few seconds later there is that beep code.

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      cpguru21

      Sometimes in these situations, I will try to get the system to give me the proper beep code. As an example, remove all the ram, and see if you get a different beep code. This will tell you that the mobo can at least detect the absence of ram, and could tell you (possibly) that the mobo is ok. If you get the same beep code, try removing video. Lastly you could try removing the processor. If one of these removals results in a different beep code, it may help you identify what component is at fault.

      Additionally if the beep code never changes, it may be an indication that the mobo is the issue.

      HTH

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      Slayer_

      If it's that bad it's going in the garbage.

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      Slayer_

      Same beep code. I don't even see a system speaker.

      I press the on button. The green light is on while I press but goes out when I release.
      About 5 seconds later, I hear that code.

      The lights on the board that show whether or not it has power to light up when its plugged in, and I can see green lights on the network cable when the cable is plugged in, even when it's turned off (not that it's turning on).

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      cpguru21

      That is not a beep code. Can you pinpoint exactly where the sound is coming from? I am assuming speakers, but if its just "somewhere in the box" there may be a specific device making the noise.

      I am not sure what level tech skills you have, but if you can elimitate all extras from the box. All you need for boot is mobo, processor, ram (1 stick only) and video to see if something comes up on the screen Eliminate everything except those items.

      If you have already taken these steps (notice HD is not listed) do a visual inspection of the mobo. Domed capacitors etc.... See if you can locate where on the mobo the sound card (is it onboard?) and see if visually anything looks odd.

      I have heard a lot of beep codes in my day, but that one is new to me. It almost sounds like that guy that made the music video out of hard drives...

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      cpguru21

      first line above should read (sorry for NOT doing that first)

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      Slayer_

      I'd say it was 3 long, and 2 short.

      I think it's award bios. Can't check since it doesn't boot at all.

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      cpguru21

      but do you know what Bios its running? Award, Pheonix, etc...? That may lead you to a list of beep codes and their meanings.

      Anyway here is a site that may help:
      http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

      HTH

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      cpguru21

      looks like Award bios. check out this pdf here:
      http://www.motherboards.org/files/manuals/1/p4bmx-101.pdf

      Good Luck.

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      cpguru21

      but do you know what Bios its running? Award, Pheonix, etc...? That may lead you to a list of beep codes and their meanings.

      Anyway here is a site that may help:
      http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

      HTH

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      cpguru21

      looks like Award bios. check out this pdf here:
      http://www.motherboards.org/files/manuals/1/p4bmx-101.pdf

      Good Luck.

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      Slayer_

      I'd say it was 3 long, and 2 short.

      I think it's award bios. Can't check since it doesn't boot at all.

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      cpguru21

      That is not a beep code. Can you pinpoint exactly where the sound is coming from? I am assuming speakers, but if its just "somewhere in the box" there may be a specific device making the noise.

      I am not sure what level tech skills you have, but if you can elimitate all extras from the box. All you need for boot is mobo, processor, ram (1 stick only) and video to see if something comes up on the screen Eliminate everything except those items.

      If you have already taken these steps (notice HD is not listed) do a visual inspection of the mobo. Domed capacitors etc.... See if you can locate where on the mobo the sound card (is it onboard?) and see if visually anything looks odd.

      I have heard a lot of beep codes in my day, but that one is new to me. It almost sounds like that guy that made the music video out of hard drives...

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      cpguru21

      first line above should read (sorry for NOT doing that first)

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      Slayer_

      Same beep code. I don't even see a system speaker.

      I press the on button. The green light is on while I press but goes out when I release.
      About 5 seconds later, I hear that code.

      The lights on the board that show whether or not it has power to light up when its plugged in, and I can see green lights on the network cable when the cable is plugged in, even when it's turned off (not that it's turning on).

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      cpguru21

      Sometimes in these situations, I will try to get the system to give me the proper beep code. As an example, remove all the ram, and see if you get a different beep code. This will tell you that the mobo can at least detect the absence of ram, and could tell you (possibly) that the mobo is ok. If you get the same beep code, try removing video. Lastly you could try removing the processor. If one of these removals results in a different beep code, it may help you identify what component is at fault.

      Additionally if the beep code never changes, it may be an indication that the mobo is the issue.

      HTH

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      Slayer_

      If it's that bad it's going in the garbage.

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      mjd420nova

      Three long is the keyboard/mouse interface error. The two short doesn't match with any device code. Does it boot beyond the beeps? The lights on the keyboard should flash at or just before the code erupts.

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      Slayer_

      No lights nothing, just a short green light while I hold the power button that goes off when I release, then a few seconds later there is that beep code.

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      Slayer_

      I got another one from work, I'll give it a try.

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      cpguru21

      Details please :-)

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      Slayer_

      Swapped in a new old power supply and its running again. Although running oddly slow.