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No display on monitor, 3 fast beeps when booting

When I turn the computer on, I get on display and after 4 seconds there are 3 fast beeps and after that I get nothing.

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  • kuma89128 Nov 17, 2008

    Changed out memory for this, still does the same thing, 3 Longs beeps on boot up, 3 short fast beeps after and no image at all on monitor. Anyone have any suggestions?

  • darksol007 Mar 04, 2009

    My brother gave me his COMPAQ P4 EVO with 2 512mb DDR modules, it also has a wireless card, 4 slot USB card and an MSI (Dual Monitor Card) attached.

    I'm only using her with one monitor, and despite removing all excess cards from the unit, the same thing happens repeatedly:

    When i attempt to turn her on she turns off after a second, then comes back on with three beeps, the first two seem short, and the final one a little longer, fans are whirring and the hard disk seems to make the right noises. There is NO DISPLAY whatsoever, My monitor cable seems to be secure at both ends.

    I'll check the RAM modules like suggested for similar issues here, i just wondered if there was any difference with the last beep seeming slightly longer

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3 fast beeps is a code which is telling you that there is a problem with 1 or more of the memory modules, take them out and clean the contacts with an eraser and try again, if you have more than 1 try them 1 at a time so you can work out which is the faulty 1

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 17, 2008

    Three Long Beeps = Keyboard / Keyboard card error, change the keyboard
    Three short Beeps = Base 64K RAM failure.
    this is more likely to be a bios issue, reset the cmos and check the memory

    here is a site i think may help you:
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000...
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000...
    this should help you

    best regards


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Three fast beeps should be (assuming your board has AMI BIOS, as most Gigabyte boards do) a memory failure. Try removing then reseating your RAM chips. If you still get failure, you'll need to swap them out with different ones to be sure.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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