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Nitin
July 4th 03, 11:58 AM
I have a compaq (1997-98) motherboard inside a Compaq deskpro EP/SB
series 6266. The computer worked absolutely fine except it wasn't able
to recognise a new PIII processor (CMOS setup showed it as PII). So I
downloaded the required BIOS upgrade from Compaq site and ran the
program for a dos prompt. The program ran successfully and returned to
dos prompt.
I then tried to re-boot the machine. It showed absolutely nothing on
the display. Harddisk got initialised and cpu fan went on, but display
showed nothing.. no beeps.
I then thought of clearing the CMOS. Removed all other cards except
display card, also removed HDDs, connected jumper 2-3 (clear)
position. tried with removing the mains, removing battries, also
removing display card, left off for 1/2 hours, left on for 1 hour,
etc. Tried everything but can't get the BIOS to reset or the display
to show anything!
Is my motherboard dead???
Please help me.. any help will be appreciated
Thanks
Nitin

Yeti
July 5th 03, 08:44 AM
Sounds like a bad BIOS Flash, in which cast the board is now dead.

On Fri, 04 Jul 2003 03:58:10 -0700, Nitin wrote:

> I have a compaq (1997-98) motherboard inside a Compaq deskpro EP/SB
> series 6266. The computer worked absolutely fine except it wasn't able
> to recognise a new PIII processor (CMOS setup showed it as PII). So I
> downloaded the required BIOS upgrade from Compaq site and ran the
> program for a dos prompt. The program ran successfully and returned to
> dos prompt.
> I then tried to re-boot the machine. It showed absolutely nothing on
> the display. Harddisk got initialised and cpu fan went on, but display
> showed nothing.. no beeps.
> I then thought of clearing the CMOS. Removed all other cards except
> display card, also removed HDDs, connected jumper 2-3 (clear)
> position. tried with removing the mains, removing battries, also
> removing display card, left off for 1/2 hours, left on for 1 hour,
> etc. Tried everything but can't get the BIOS to reset or the display
> to show anything!
> Is my motherboard dead???
> Please help me.. any help will be appreciated
> Thanks
> Nitin

doS
July 5th 03, 03:16 PM
The chip may be the problem, put the old one back in and try it.

"Nitin" > wrote in message
om...
> I have a compaq (1997-98) motherboard inside a Compaq deskpro EP/SB
> series 6266. The computer worked absolutely fine except it wasn't able
> to recognise a new PIII processor (CMOS setup showed it as PII). So I
> downloaded the required BIOS upgrade from Compaq site and ran the
> program for a dos prompt. The program ran successfully and returned to
> dos prompt.
> I then tried to re-boot the machine. It showed absolutely nothing on
> the display. Harddisk got initialised and cpu fan went on, but display
> showed nothing.. no beeps.
> I then thought of clearing the CMOS. Removed all other cards except
> display card, also removed HDDs, connected jumper 2-3 (clear)
> position. tried with removing the mains, removing battries, also
> removing display card, left off for 1/2 hours, left on for 1 hour,
> etc. Tried everything but can't get the BIOS to reset or the display
> to show anything!
> Is my motherboard dead???
> Please help me.. any help will be appreciated
> Thanks
> Nitin

DEJ57
July 7th 03, 12:45 AM
>The computer worked absolutely fine except it wasn't able
>to recognise a new PIII processor (CMOS setup showed it as PII). So I
>downloaded the required BIOS upgrade from Compaq site and ran the
>program

You are saying that the BIOS upgrade specifically stated that it would "fix"
the BIOS so that it would recognize a PIII?

I'm a big fan of not flashing unless you have a real big necessity, the flash
states that it cures your problem, and that you don't mind if you kill your
board with a bad flash.

Dale