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My computer will turn on, but nothing happens and it beeps at me

When I turn it on, the fans come on, but nothing happens expect about every couple of seconds the computer beeps

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  • annepayne Nov 29, 2008

    I just tried that and when I plugged it back in, it started beeping again, do you have any other thoughts? Any help is greatly appreciated

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Plz try by resiting the ram

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • Rajkumar Bordoloi
    Rajkumar Bordoloi Dec 01, 2008

    plz try by another working ram

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