CMOS Reset Now Nothing Works

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I was having problems and moved the cmos jumper to reset following the manf directions.  Turned off, unplugged, grounded myself to case, moved jumper from 1/2 to 2/3, then waited a bit.  Reinstalled and rebooted now nothing works, I get a long beep followed by a short one on occasion (not always), the cdrom spins, the power on light is lit, the monitor says No Signal.  Removed the ribbion cable to hard drive and cdrom, didnt come up.  Hopefully this is posted in the right area.  I dont have a clue on how to flash a bios without it at least giving a POST which it doesnt.  Please help. Thanks
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first, go back and make sure all cards, cables and mem are seated properly (may have come loose while you were in there)
does it at least count the RAM?
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one long and one short beep is not a good sign
http://www.hi-tech.net/zones/help-beep.html
you may have toasted the mobo
Uncleo I have to agree with Steve here, push on the memory, CPU, Video Etc..  hopefully in the process of resetting the CMOS you may have accidentally loosened some hardware.  However I do have to disagree with Steve on the meaning of long beep and short beep signal.  It may infact not be the Motherboard but possiblly video problem, it depends on the BIOS manufacture.  Now as you probably know you can't Flash the BIOS without being able to boot your system.  Hope thsi helps you out somewhat.

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as advised, that count indicates system board problem, however, you stand a good chance that you dislodged a cable or something when you were in it. Remove all your cards except the video and make sure it is seated good, check power cables and that ram is plugged in good. Do you remember anything you may have done while in there if so check it to make sure it is restored. Dave

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I have a p6vem2, an all in one, ie built on, cpu, modem riser, rj45, i have reseated all the cables and doublechecked the jumpers though i only moved the one. The beeps are hard to put into words and it doesnt do it every time, the last two times it didnt happen at all.  I have 288 meg memory and took it out and rebooted, now there was alot of beeps, changed the sticks with another using just 32 meg, no difference.  Exasperating

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I have a p6vem2, an all in one, ie built on, cpu, modem riser, rj45, i have reseated all the cables and doublechecked the jumpers though i only moved the one. The beeps are hard to put into words and it doesnt do it every time, the last two times it didnt happen at all.  I have 288 meg memory and took it out and rebooted, now there was alot of beeps, changed the sticks with another using just 32 meg, no difference.  Exasperating
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>the last two times it didnt happen at all.  
did it boot?
triple check and make sure you got the jumpers back correctly
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even remove and replace the jumpers to make usre

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Sorry Steve, nothing seemed to work, checked and rechecked the jumpers, even moved the cmos one again and rebooted, nothing, moved back, no beeps but the computer is on, just nothing happens.  You might be right and it is a mobo problem... This last time it was a long beep, two very short ones, then a long beep that changed tones, like one of those old aw=who=ga car horns.  Still didnt boot

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Sorry Steve, nothing seemed to work, checked and rechecked the jumpers, even moved the cmos one again and rebooted, nothing, moved back, no beeps but the computer is on, just nothing happens.  You might be right and it is a mobo problem... This last time it was a long beep, two very short ones, then a long beep that changed tones, like one of those old aw=who=ga car horns.  Still didnt boot

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I guess a question would be what type of problems did you have that you wanted to try resetting cmos, that may tell us more. Dave

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This computer like most cheap junk doest come with a manual, my sound wasnt working, the video had only two colors 2 and 16, had to use another computer to download the manual from the ecs website, then there were many differnt cmos settings to try agp, sound enable, and differnt vidos, after many trials and nothing working I thought to go back to the orginal config and reload windows.  That is why i wanted to clear the cmos reboot probably fdisk, format and reload. AS i stated earlier this has it all built on and feel i got what i paid for $59 worth of grief.
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Well I think the mobo is toast, spend roughlky double that, and get a decent mobo (you'll be happier in the long run IMHO)

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I agree, thanks to all for the commments, this will go to the recycler, Happy Thanksgiving,,, Uncleo
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wish we had better news, and Happy thanksgiving to you and yours
Steve
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wish we had better news, and Happy thanksgiving to you and yours
Steve

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