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My computer beeps

I added some more memory and now my computer beeps long then long pause ect ect when it starts up

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  • Cate333 Jan 02, 2009

    My daughter installed a game on the computer and after turning it off and trying to restart it the computer just keeps beeping long beeps. The monitor will not go on and the system does not boot.

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The memory might be loosed clean the memory contacts using eraser then reinsert it properly

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Everex ga3400 wont boot just beeps


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Remove added memory If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory. Open computer and reseat memory Sometimes when the computer is moved or over time a memory stick can become loose causing the computer to be unable to read the memory or get errors as it's reading it. Try fixing this issue by opening the computer removing each of the memory sticks you have in the computer and then placing them back into the computer. Swap memory location If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer. If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. Remove the memory modules from their slots. Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors. Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth. Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components. Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r Allow the pins to dry. They will air dry in a matter of minutes If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory. Try another computers memory If you have access to another computer that uses the same memory, try using its known good memory in your computer. If another computers memory works you know that you have bad memory. If another computers memory does not work and it is compatible with your computer unfortunately your motherboard or the slots on the motherboard are defective causing it to be unable to properly read the memory, which means the motherboard will have to be replaced. Replace memory If it is determined the memory in the computer is bad we suggest that you replace it if you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules. First you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system You should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility before making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible

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Inspiron 531s upon starting beeps twice and pauses and beeps again. never comes up on monitor it is black


Assuming that you hear 2 short beeps and a pause before you hear 2 more beeps, your computer can not detect any memory during the power on self test. Turn off everything and unplug all of the cables. Then open the computer and carefully remove all of the memory in the machine. (Press down on the plastic latches that hold the modules in place then pull the memory stick away from the motherboard.) Replace one module and then try to reboot the computer. If this works, try the other stick(s). Try the modules in different slots until you know if any of the modules and slots work.

Replace with new memory if possible. The 531 can take 512 MB or 1 GB memory with the following specs: 667-MHz or 800-MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

If the none of the memory works in any slots, try them in another computer if possible. If the memory works in another system, then the motherboard needs to be replaced.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Inspiron 531s beeps twice pause then again, upgraded memory


That is a memory parity error. You either put memory in that is not compatible with the computer or you added a stick of memory that is not compatible with that which is already in the computer.

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According to the troubleshooting guide for this model, the red light flashing five times indicates a problem in the RAM (memory), before the video subsystem is ready. You may just need to open the case and make sure the memory sticks are fully locked in their slots. If you just added new memory, it might not match the required specs.

Blank screen and the power LED flashes Red five times, once every second, followed by a two second pause, and the computer beeps five times. (Beeps stop after fifth iteration but LEDs continue flashing.)

Cause Pre-video memory error.

Solution
1.
Reseat DIMMs. Power on the system.

2. Replace DIMMs one at a time to isolate the faulty module.

3. Replace third-party memory with HP memory.
4. Replace the system board.

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01363877/c01363877.pdf

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It all depends how many beeps there were.
From http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12253_div/12253_div.HTML
Diagnostic LED Explanation Table Number of 1-second red LED blinks followed by 2-second pause, then repeats:
2-processor thermal protection activated
3-processor not installed
4-power supply failure
5-memory error
6-video error
7-PCA failure (ROM detected failure prior to video)
8-invalid ROM, bootblock recover mode

I have only really come across 4 beeps = order new Power Supply or 5 Beeps = reseat the memory and hope it works

Regards,

Oli

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it depends on the beeping
but i guess it's ur graphic card
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I have the same problem 6 beeps...I green 3 yellow lights


That beep code indicates memory is not being properly identified or used. Try removing memory and testing with one module at a time until you find the one module or slot that is causing the trouble.

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If you added more memory this may make your tower beep.
If so I WOULD REMOVE THE ADDED MEMORY AND THEN RESTART

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Dell precision 3100 machine will not boot up


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Long beep followed by 3 sequential short beeps. This issue is linked to your Graphic card configurations
Short beep followed by three sequential long beeps You are facing a system memory problem
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Three beeps-PAUSE-Three beeps-PAUSE-Four beeps You have an issue with the video memory
Three beeps-PAUSE-Four beeps-PAUSE-Beep This is linked to an error with your Graphic Card
Four beeps-PAUSE-Three beeps-PAUSE-Beep You have a system memory problem
Five short beeps You are facing a problem with your CPU
Long constant beeps It’s a system memory problem
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