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hi, the machine is powering on but nothing on screen and no beep code. Cr9f1 light flashing on motherboard. I alos tried a new power supply.

Cr9f1 light flashing on motherboard, no beep code and nothing on screen when you turn on workstation.

This is a related question. The expert in the previous question said the following:

In most cases like this it its the motherboard or the cpu.  If you have another CPU try swapping it.
Step by step to verify:
1. Remove the connections to your drives (make a note of where each one goes), remove any PCI cards except the video card and try booting.
2. If you still can't boot, remove the videocard and try again... make a note of any beep signals you may get.
3. If you still can't boot remove the memory cards and try again... make a note of any beep signals you may get.
4. If you get any beep signals after doing any of these then report it here without going on to the next step.
5.If you still can't boot, then it's down to the motherboard or cpu.
Let us know the results.

I did not get down to the motherboard and CPU. When I remove the ram I did get a steady slow beeeeeeeep not beep. Where would I go from here?

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8/22/2022 - Mon

if u get a beep when ram is out.....

and no beep when ram is in.... I woudl think it was the ram.....

The beep is normal when ram is out.... its the mobo telling u there is no ram... So you would say that its functioning normally...

but it hangs when u put the ram in? then it could be faulty ram (common)

how many sticks of ram? try just one stick, then the other, see if its one particular stick that has gone bad.?

is that 100% sure that it would be the ram if it beep. and are you sure that the beeping signifies that the motherboard is in good condition? I am going to see if I have another stick of ram in stock to try out...I just did not want to open a new package of ram if it is not that. Thanks for the quick response.

It isnt 100%...... under these circumstances, you have to do a bit of trial and error..... But the first point of call is always the RAM.... Can you get some out of another machine to test? before having to open a new one.
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I am leaving the store right now. I will try a new piece of ram tomorrow. I do not have any other used ones. I will post results tomorrow. Thanks for the help so far.

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