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by KountZERO
Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:02
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: Pi 1536 one beep then reboot cycle
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Re: Pi 1536 one beep then reboot cycle

Could the 1 beep and reboot be down to AS5 getting on the smd components on the gpu/cpu dies? I read elsewhere on here that some people have problems if they dont mask off the area with heatproof tape when using a copper shim instead of heatpads? This 1 beep/reboot issue seems pretty common but noon...
by KountZERO
Thu Mar 18, 2010 23:38
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: Pi 1536 one beep then reboot cycle
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Pi 1536 one beep then reboot cycle

Powered off normaly, next day powers up and just beeps for 1 second then all the num, caps etc lock lights flash and it reboots. I have so far... 1. Reseated ram, cleaned ran slots with iso alc, substituted with known working ram. 2. Ditto above with the gfx card [tested and working in another machi...
by KountZERO
Thu Mar 18, 2010 23:28
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25
Replies: 5
Views: 9040

Re: AMILO Pi 1536 dead after BIOS 1.25

It seems that i too have an ami bios on my 1536 as i have to press ctrl and home to get it to go into bios recovery mode. Trouble is i cant find an ami bios for it. It flashes with a phoenix bios recovery disk and a bios.wph file but surely it should be looking for an amiboot.rom? Atm as i have post...
by KountZERO
Tue Mar 02, 2010 16:39
Forum: Older products
Topic: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer
Replies: 22
Views: 27058

Re: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer

After exhausting every option, from reflowing the gfx card, to changing all the electrolytic caps on the mobo. I had to resort to changing the GFX card. :cry: Its running fine now with a salvaged ati x1400 from a pi3650. It seems like the old GO 6800gt was drawing too much power at switch-on and was...
by KountZERO
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:37
Forum: Older products
Topic: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer
Replies: 22
Views: 27058

Re: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer

Ok, i've baked the card and there is no change :( On further investigation a faint tick can be heard when pressing the power button which i have tracked down to the area of the coil and caps next to the mini-pci slot, if you hold down the power button the tick turns into a fainter buzz. Could this p...
by KountZERO
Tue Sep 08, 2009 23:52
Forum: Older products
Topic: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer
Replies: 22
Views: 27058

Re: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer

Ok, so as soon as its cold the symptoms return. When its warm it works great.
Is this behaviour likely to be fixed by reflowing the card. The area around the switcher coil would seem to be the most suspect.
has anyone had similar and fixed with the oven method?

tnx
by KountZERO
Sat Sep 05, 2009 19:12
Forum: Older products
Topic: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer
Replies: 22
Views: 27058

Re: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer

Ok, so i removed the gfx card and it boots no prob. >< However i flashed the card with newer bios and it seems to spark into life with fewer button presses. Is this a job for the oven bake you think? Other than the cold start issue the gfx card runs great and fairly cool at 60c
by KountZERO
Wed Aug 26, 2009 14:46
Forum: Older products
Topic: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer
Replies: 22
Views: 27058

Re: [Amilo M3438G] Near-impossible to start the computer

Hi there, i'm suffering from exactly the same symptoms as shown in the youtube clip. the battery charge light pulsing briefly when pressing the power button then resuming to solid about 10 seconds later. Machine behaves impeccably when it does boot however and when i shut down and try to start it, i...

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