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Hello. I am having problems booting up my sytem. When I press the power switch, I see (and hear) all of my fans turn on, I hear the hard drive spin, and the lights on my case turn on. However, I am getting a "Please Check Signal Cable" message on my monitor, and I don't hear the BIOS POST beep (I believe I should hear one short beep; I have a Phoenix BIOS chip). I tried clearing the CMOS several times, and I reseated my memory sticks twice (I get a long beep <about 5 seconds> and then a pause followed by another long beep when taken out). I did not have this problem until recently. Any help will be most appreciated. Here's some of my specs:

Motherboard: ABIT IC7-G
Memory: 1GB (2 512K sticks) of (I believe) Corsair memory
CPU: Pentium 4 2.8GHz
Power Supply: 350W (not certain on brand)
Video Card: NVidia GeForce 5200FX
Monitor: ViewSonic G71f+

Again, I thank you for any help.
 

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Make sure connections inside of box are all good, recheck, make sure
ram is inserted firmly. When you cleared cmos was the machine unplugged,
if not it should be. Double check video card for being loose...
 

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manic said:
Make sure connections inside of box are all good, recheck, make sure
ram is inserted firmly. When you cleared cmos was the machine unplugged,
if not it should be. Double check video card for being loose...
The ram is in firmly, and I reseated my video card. I'm still getting the same problem.
 

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you could have lost a power rail off your power supply
can you borrow a trial one?
also try to boot with 1 stick of ram only
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whosdat said:
you could have lost a power rail off your power supply
can you borrow a trial one?
also try to boot with 1 stick of ram only
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I tried a second power supply and I was getting the same problem. Also, I tried only one stick of ram earlier when I removed the sticks.
 

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Problem Fixed

Thank you for your help. I ended up replacing my mobo and memory, and I got my system back up and running.
 
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