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    Hi there,

    I'm currently having this problem with "over range" displayed on boot up, and it's driving me mad!!

    I installed my PC (Not 100% on the brand, but it's a 1.5gig processor) in the car and it was working fine, but I'd wired the Lilliput directly to the 12v from the car's battery - I read that this is not recommended, so I re-wired it to take power from the M2-ATX power supply. Booted the computer to test, and the screen powered up (so no problems there) but "Over range" was displayed - I can't see anything.

    Having asked around, I'd led to believe possibly the BIOS has reset due to static while doing the re-wiring job. I've tried :

    1. Unplugging the lilliput, waiting for the PC to boot and then plugging it back in.
    2. Pressing ESC / F8 on boot to enter bios / safe modes - but still can't still anything.

    On top of that, I've just gone outside to try again and the PC turns on, gives me a beep sound to indicate it's turned on (and hopefully booting), but I can't see the HD activity light working, and I get a blank black screen now, no "Over Range" displayed. I hope (I pray!) it's not broken.

    Any other ideas? I have a bulky CRT monitor so can't really lug that into the car, so maybe I could borrow a LCD monitor and see if that works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by C4DAO View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm currently having this problem with "over range" displayed on boot up, and it's driving me mad!!

    I installed my PC (Not 100% on the brand, but it's a 1.5gig processor) in the car and it was working fine, but I'd wired the Lilliput directly to the 12v from the car's battery - I read that this is not recommended, so I re-wired it to take power from the M2-ATX power supply. Booted the computer to test, and the screen powered up (so no problems there) but "Over range" was displayed - I can't see anything.

    Having asked around, I'd led to believe possibly the BIOS has reset due to static while doing the re-wiring job. I've tried :

    1. Unplugging the lilliput, waiting for the PC to boot and then plugging it back in.
    2. Pressing ESC / F8 on boot to enter bios / safe modes - but still can't still anything.

    On top of that, I've just gone outside to try again and the PC turns on, gives me a beep sound to indicate it's turned on (and hopefully booting), but I can't see the HD activity light working, and I get a blank black screen now, no "Over Range" displayed. I hope (I pray!) it's not broken.

    Any other ideas? I have a bulky CRT monitor so can't really lug that into the car, so maybe I could borrow a LCD monitor and see if that works?

    Boot to Safe Mode, looks like the resolution you had for your previous monitor is too high for the lilliput.
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    I can't see anything though in order to know what I'm doing -

    I've tried ESC and F8 (although I'm told F8 doesn't work in XP SP2 which I'm not running) but the display still shows nothing ???

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    Do you see anything at all during boot up, or is it over range from the start? If the problem starts when your OS starts then you can just use another monitor (that handles higher resolutions) to fix it pretty quickly. What OS are you using? There might be some way to do this remotely.

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    Run PCAnywhere or VNC on the carputer and you can use another computer to remotely control it and adjust the video settings until the Lilliput works. You'll need the carputer networked of course.

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    I'm using Windows XP - not exactly sure what "level" it's at, but it's definately NOT upgraded to SP2.

    As mentioned in my previous post - I was getting "over range" as soon as the PC started to boot (i.e total blank screen...no bios displayed) - now I'm getting just a blank screen!!

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    what motherboard are you using? you maybe able to clear the cmos settings. or someone who is using the same bios can tell you the keystrokes needed to set it to fail-safe or default settings.

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    Not sure to be honest with you.

    The carputer was bought from Ebay, and it was listed as an EPIA VIA Mk12000 (1.2gig), but when I booted it up the processor speed registers in the bios as 1.5gig ???

    EDIT: Thinking about it..I have a "C7" processor?

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    ok, so F6 is for fail-safe defaults and F7 is for optimized defaults. This will only work if something in the bios is setting the resolution to high. Just turn on the computer, and keep hitting delete until you hear it beep every time you push it. Then press F6 or F7 then Y then enter, and hope for the best. If that doesn't work you can try substituting left then down two or three times for F6 or F7.

    Hope this helps, sorry it took so long. I was having some trouble with my own computer. Almost threw it through a wall, but it's all better now.

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    Good to hear your computer is fixed - it's incredibly frustrating when they dont work!

    I posted a new thread about my new problem in General Discussion - I tried briefly to get into the BIOS but it didn't "recognise" any key presses (I.E DEL key to interupt boot) and continued to boot before getting to a SATA bios screen and hanging.

    I'm thinking maybe the USB keyboard I was using may not be recognised on booting - so I'm gonna try a PS/2 one if I can get my hands on one!

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