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    Default 2 quick beeps, 8 beeps - no computer

    Hi

    Was trying to recover a disc that had fallen behind the computer when I accidentally knocked the power plug and the computer shut down.

    Turning it back on I get 2 really quick beeps then 8 normal beeps. The computer sounds like it is on ok but nothing displays. I googled the motherboard (msi kt6) and suspect video card might not be seated correctly. As the cause of this problem was power related I am not really sure whether that diagnosis is correct. Is it possible that the power cut caused the video card to die?

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    Default Re: 2 quick beeps, 8 beeps - no computer

    If the power cable was the only thing that fell, I doubt that would damage the videocard

    Reset it then see what happens

    If that doesnt fix it, open the case, and make sure everything is in properly (with the power off)

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    Default Re: 2 quick beeps, 8 beeps - no computer

    googling the beeps suggests it could be a memory chip that has died on your video card.

    may be time for a new one
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    Default Re: 2 quick beeps, 8 beeps - no computer

    Thanks,

    Embarrassingly I have knocked that power plug out a couple of times and computer came back fine after that. This time not so lucky. Looks like I will have to go in.......or buy a new computer, it is 3 years old after all.

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    Default Re: 2 quick beeps, 8 beeps - no computer

    Guttered..
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    Default Re: 2 quick beeps, 8 beeps - no computer

    Make sure you haven't knocked out the VGA monitor cable as well.
    Sometimes the mainboard will beep like that if it doesn't detect a monitor connected.

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