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When I turn my pc on, the green lights come on and the pc gives 6 long beeps with a pause between the 4th and 5th beep. What could be the problem

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Try the connections of the keyboard or try a different one also depends on the bios make either :phonex , american mega trends, dell, it will tell you when you boot up if not then go into the bios by pushing F2 or delete on start up with out the make & model this is the best solution I can offer.

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Without knowing what yo have for a BIOS, it is difficult to diagnose. The below link is a list of beep error codes for different BIOS types. Check your BIOS to see if it is one on the list and see what it means:

http://www.technick.net/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=guide_beep_codes

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6 long beeps indicates that there is a problem with the memory, take them out, clean the contacts and the DIMM slots and reseat them.
Hopefully this will resolve the problem, if not new memory may be required
kind regards

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SOURCE: 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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