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By MDDDDD ·
I have a serious problem. My freind's computer is not working at all. Its a Sony VAIO Pentium 2 333mhz MicroTower. Here's what I have concluded so far: the floppy drive works, the CD drive works, and the hard drive is not damaged (I swapped the harddrive with a working one to make sure it works). Despite all this, the computer does not boot at all. Whenever its turned on, I get a beep code like this: 4, 4, 2, 4 and there is no connection with the monitor. Originally, I thought it was the videocard, but there is no video card since the AGP is built into the motherboard. I've tried all the Sony support FAQ's but nothing helped me. I also checked the BIOS manufacturer to see if there was a description of the beep code, but there wasn't anything there either. I am utterly lost. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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by zlitocook In reply to NEED HELP!!

Try disabling the on board video and using a video card. It sounds like it that or the memory. I have worked on a lot of computers like that. I ether had to reseat the card or use another.

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by MDDDDD In reply to NEED HELP!!

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by MDDDDD In reply to NEED HELP!!

Hmmm.... Two problems..
First, I have no idea how to disable it. I don't know the right jumpers. Secondly, a new video card won't work because all the PCI slots are used up, and there is no AGP slot.

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by dmiles In reply to NEED HELP!!

If troubleshooting the memory and video card does not yield any solutions with the system then you will need to consider the problem to be the motherboard.

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by MDDDDD In reply to NEED HELP!!

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by MDDDDD In reply to NEED HELP!!

I swaped the memory modules to see if that would do anything, but nothing changed.

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by MDDDDD In reply to NEED HELP!!

Hmm..you think its the motherboard? I never really suspected that. The inside of the computer was never touched since the day he got it in 1998. He told me that he was on the internet, and the computer froze. So he powered it down and when he went to restart it, thats when it stopped working. I've even tried booting it from boot disks and recovery CDs, but nothing happens.

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by makbar In reply to NEED HELP!!

DEAR FRIEND,
THERE ARE MANY POSSIBILITIES.THE RAM MIGHT GOT PROBLEM. THE DISPLAY CARD MIGHT GOT PROBLEM, TOO AS DISPALY CHIP IS ONBOARD, YOU HAVE TO DISABLE IT BY JUMPER SETTING BEFORE INSTALL A NEW DISPLAY CARD.AND ARE THE IDE CABLE IS WELL ATTACHED AND ARE THE IDE PRIORITY IN PROPER ORDER.
COULD YOU PLS TELL US HOW THIS ALL HAPPENED.

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by MDDDDD In reply to NEED HELP!!

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by caquino3759 In reply to NEED HELP!!

Just an idea, is the system possibly overclocked? If so try holding down the insert key at bootup, this resets some mobos to a bootable state.
Good Luck!
Chris!

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