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It wont stay on

When i turn my tower on, it shuts right off... but then turns back on (by itself) and beeps some sort of code at me, 1 beep 3 beeps 3 beeps 1 beep... i dont know what to do.

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Tried cleaning the insides of the computer... pretty dusty cuz it was an old computer... hey it worked! my conputer is fine... just dont forget to plug everything in! and the code (1 3 3 1) it means theres a bad connection in the tower and the tower cannot complete the task at hand (via turning on for me...)

Posted on Jan 22, 2007

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Probably bad memory, 256MB DDR (PC 2100)

Posted on Jan 22, 2007

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If you are receiving continuous beeps, it means that computer is not recognising the RAM (memory). In this you have to open the Computer and follow the below steps:

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2. Open the flap of the Tower (Remove the screws from the back of Tower)
3. Now, On the Motherboard you will be able to see the RAM see the picture nanjia.jpeg

4. There should be two pins to unlock and remove it
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