When you power up and get a beep pattern, depending on the mobo, you have a bad video card, bad RAM, bad CPU, etc. You would need to find out what the beep pattern is for this mobo. Personally, I'd recommend that your friend not spend more than an hour and $1.50 trying to resuscitate an old P-B.
>I volunteered to try to resuscitate the computer of an impecunious
>The computer is a Packard Bell (ugh) V134, with not bad specs--166 Intel
>chip, win 95, etc.
>I hooked it up to good CRT, KB, and mouse.
>Upon power-on, I got three beeps, illumination of the power indicator,
>and the fan working.
>However, the monitor stayed absolutely blank, and the numlock and
>capslock keys on the KB did not, when pressed produce any change in their
>The unit came without a manual (but with a startup CD). I was unable to
>find any useful info on the web about this model.
>Do we have a bad video card here? Does the video card control the KB
>indicators and other KB functions? Or does this sound like a bad
>Any ideas (other than boat anchor)?
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> Drew Dunn<[log in to unmask]>
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