[mythtv-users] mythbox won't even beep on boot...

flim flim at talktalk.net
Sun Jul 3 10:39:21 EDT 2005

I had a PC do something similar...  The power light was a gree/orange  
combo LED, but never went orange other than for a brief fraction of a  
second before power-down.  I changed some RAM (that I found - never a good  
idea) that was a tight fit.  I rebooted and the drives and fans spun up,  
but the light was orange.  'Not a good sign,' I thought.  Then the magic  
smoke escaped from the fan.  The MoBo had a blackened hole in it where a  
chip used to be (right next to the dodgy RAM).  It, too, didn't beep when  
it normally would.

I suggest reseating your RAM and checking for scorch marks...


On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 14:59:38 +0100, Korey Fort <k.m.fort at gmail.com> wrote:

> How old is your motherboard. You're motherboard may be dead if you don't  
> get
> any post codes, but it really sounds like a hardware failure somewhere
> between the power supply and the motherboard. I had this problem with a  
> box
> before and it turned out that the motherboard was dead.
> "Let ye without segmentation fault cast the first int!"
> Korey Fort
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Oskar
> Lissheim-Boethius
> Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2005 6:15 AM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] mythbox won't even beep on boot...
> Have had my knoppmyth-box running non-stop for 5 days now, working
> flawlessly, recording every show I want. Today when I turned on the
> TV I couldn't move around the menu, also tried with a keyboard and it
> was totally locked. So I just force-rebooted.
> Booted up fine and I went to watch TV, but when I switched channels
> it locked down again, so I rebooted again. Now it doesn't boot at
> all, it just sits there and not even making a boot-beep when I turn
> on the power. No display on the VGA or the S-video out.
> If there was a serious problems it would beep on me, right? It used
> to do that anyway. Any way to reset this? I hope I haven't lost all
> my programs saved on the drive...
> /Oskar

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