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    motherboard beeps on start up...

    My 2008 Gateway GT 5656 has stopped on start up. It beeps 5 times pause then
    continous beeps.
    Have done Gateway support search best I can, and can't find beep list for the
    motherboard ECS MCP61P-AM .
    Seems like it has Phoenix Award workstation BIOS
    Chip is AMD Athlon 64x2 6000+

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Hi,

    Try here for guidance on this issue: -

    Gateway Support - What are the BIOS beep codes and error messages for the Gateway 9315 Server?

    May help you come to a conclusion as to what to do next.

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Yes, thanks....I've seen that list. And it appears that the only beep code that applies
    is the "5" beeps...indicating Processor.
    I assume that is the AMD main chip under the cooling fan. Should I remove and set it ?
    I'm not inclinded to bring the computer into the local repair shops. The "word around town"
    is that they are snoopy and will look thru out the files/folders on the HD , and none of that
    is any of their business.

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Hi,

    What experience have you got regarding stripping & replacing components like processors, motherboards etc?
    How technically minded are you?

    You could remove the disks & let them fix the post boot fault you are experiencing, i.e motherboard, processor etc. Unfortunately this willl cost you money!

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Sweet idea....I could unplug the Hard Drive, I've already been into the tower case..no
    problem there...give them the motherboard,powersupply,etc....they could use a substitute
    HDD to get thing running...then put mine back in. Brilliant

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Hi,

    As a final note if thats what you are planning to do.

    If they change the motherboard you need to ensure that the replacement is as close to your original as possible or Windows could throw a wobbley & you could be locked out of the system when you reconnect your disks (Pirate copy or driver installation errors etc. type stuff).

    Please take care!

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Yha, they can just use a livecd to boot it up, and you keep yourself safe from prying eyes.

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    System back online. Reset the internal connectors and pushed in on the memory cards "again" and
    now its working. Guess it needed a nine day vacation.

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    Re: motherboard beeps on start up...

    Hi,

    Great news.

    Sorry for the delayed response, I've been in France on holiday.

    If only they didn't become loose them selves?

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