Hi all! I have a problem I hope you can help me with.
500SE Special (Gateway)
Intel (Nimitz) Pentium 4 - 1.8 GHz (400 MHz) mobo
DDR 256 MB PC266B RAM
integrated video card
I was working on the PC when the screen went black, the keyboard stopped working, and the light on the optical mouse died. I restarted the PC and it worked . .for a short time. Then the same scenario happened again, but this time the PC wouldn't start.
I've checked all cables on the mobo, reseated the CPU, and swapped RAM sticks with known good sticks. All to no avail.
When I start the PC, the fans start up, the hard drive spins up, the LED on the mobo lights up, but the PC doesn't post and no video display appears.
When I start the PC without the RAM I get three beeps, so it recognizes the absence of memory.
Any ideas would be appreciated.