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08-10-2001, 10:22 AM
I have a machine (pentium 166)that has stopped responding.
On power on the keyboard lights flask and the cpu fan starts (runs from m/b)
Nothing else happens. On removing memory there is no beep. Have cleared cmos. Have tried alternative power supply, memory and bios.
Any further ideas?

08-10-2001, 10:44 AM
Could be that a boot ROM chip has died.
This happened to the MB of a P166 MMX I had - this meant the end of the road as replacement boot ROMs were unavailable.

If anyone has a spare socket 7 MB which is MMX capable the above machine may live again!!

08-10-2001, 12:09 PM
just try some different ram before you throw it out. Or your existing ram, 1 chip at a time, just to see if you can make it boot up.