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Thread: Gateway 2000 4DX2-66E No Video, No Beeps

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    Unhappy Gateway 2000 4DX2-66E No Video, No Beeps

    Hello all, I just acquired a 4DX2-66E tower. It is very clean, and unmolested except the video card was missing. Nearly al other components (drives, expansion cards) appear to be factory. I put a known good ISA video card in it, and powered it up. NO VIDEO. NO POST BEEPS. I should mention, this is an Anigma AN486 EISA motherboard if that makes a difference. I also tried removing all expansion cards except the video card. I also tried the video card in a different slot. No luck. Ideas?

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    Are you sure the power supply works? Otherwise, reseat the memory and drop to a single full bank. If all the slots in a bank don't have properly installed memory, the machine will not do anything.

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    All slots populated. Did not check PS voltages, but I can check now. CMOS battery is dead, external type. Will remedy that later...unless that would prevent boot? Never seen that before though.

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    PS checks good, tried one bank of ram, tried no ram. Nothing. Why doesn't it beep with an error? Bad processor?

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    I think that the machine will show an error if the CMOS is dead but there will be a visible response. A memory stick not in its slot correctly will cause the system to not show anything. I have one and ran into that problem.

    The Anigma web page does not show up anymore and I don't have the old address to check the Internet Archive.

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    At this point I can only think that it is a processor or motherboard failure. I took the video card and put it back in the other 486 machine I have, and it is still working.

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