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Motherboard beep codes are useful for troubleshooting hardware and  configuration faults. If all is well, a computer should beep once to  signal this and continue the boot-up process. If there is no beep, or if  nothing happens after the power button is pressed, what steps should  you take to determine the issue?

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  Troubleshoot POST issue

If a motherboard is being powered on and no sounds are present,  you should begin by making sure that the power supply unit is powered on  and that the cable to the power supply is not loose. If that does not  work, it is possible that you have a bad power supply unit, motherboard  or CPU. You should check the CPU by removing it from the board and  making sure that there are no bent pins and that it reseats properly.

The CPU could have potentially been damaged from static or be  faulty. I would recommend reinstalling the CPU and try replacing the  power supply unit with a new one before replacing the CPU. Make sure  that you also have high enough wattage to support the load of your PC as  this can cause it not to power on. Once you have installed the new PSU,  power on the motherboard and listen for any beep codes and see if case  fans and lights come on. You can also try removing the CMOS battery from  the board and replacing it with a new one. Be sure to seat all cables  correctly as well as graphics card and memory. If none of those methods  worked, replace the CPU. Be sure that you buy one that is compatible  with the board. If everything else failed to fix the POST beep issue,  you should replace the motherboard. Make sure that the new board is  compatible with your current hardware. Majority of the computers that I  have worked on with POST issues I was able to fix by replacing the PSU  or reseating the CPU.

 Troubleshooting can be challenging and sometimes even  frustrating, but it allows us to become more knowledgeable about  computers. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season  we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9, ESV). Just like God  does not give up on us, we should be persistent with troubleshooting  issues in life.

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  Troubleshooting Hardware  Collapse          

When attempting to boot up a computer and there are no motherboard  beep codes, it is important to start with the basics. “The rule of  thumb is ‘try the simple things first.'” (Andrews et al., 2017, p. 203).  Sometimes the issue can be as simple as turning on a light switch, if  the computer happens to be plugged into an outlet controlled by the  switch. One of the first things to check would be if there is power  coming from the outlet where the computer is plugged into. If the  computer also happens to be plugged into a surge protector, then it is  important to check and see if the surge protector may need to be reset.  If the surge protector has power, and the computer is still not turning  on, then also check to see if the computer has a separate on/off switch  located on the power supply, and ensure it is set to the “on” position.  If the computer is still not receiving power, then check to ensure that  the power supply is properly connected to the motherboard. If all  connections are correct, and there is still no power, then a good next  step would be to try replacing the power supply with a known working  unit. This will help to indicate whether the problem is with the power  supply or the motherboard. If the computer turns on after replacing the  power supply, then the issue can be resolved by purchasing a replacement  power supply. If the computer still will not boot, then there may be a  problem with the motherboard itself, inspect the board for any signs of  physical damage which may be preventing the motherboard from functioning  properly, and consider replacing the board.


Andrews, J., Dark, J., & West, J. (2017). CompTIA A+ Guide to IT technical support (9th ed.). Boston: Cengage Learning.

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