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Gigabyte doesn't list 3 long beeps as an error code, so I'm not sure if you're actually getting 3 short beeps or maybe 1 long and 2 short or... But, for reference, Gigabyte's error code list is as follows (depending on whether you have an AWARD BIOS or an AMI):
1 short beep: System normal
2 short beep: CMOS Error
1 long beep and 1 short beep: Memory error
1 long beep and 2 short beep: Graphic card error
1 long beep and 3 short beep: AGP error
1 long beep and 9 short beep: Memory Error
Continuous long beep: Memory not correctly installed
Continuous short beep: Power supply unit failed
1 short beep: Memory Error
2 short beep: Memory parity check error.
3 short beep: Basic memory 64K address check error
4 short beep: Real Time Clock malfunction .
5 short beep: CPU error
6 short beep: Keyboard error
7 short beep: CPU interruption error
8 short beep: Graphic card error
9 short beep: Memory error
10 short beep: CMOS error
11 short beep: CPU cache memory malfunction
It might not be a lot of help, but it's somewhere to start... and at least this way you'll know what to be listening for.
i would like to know how many and the kinds of beeps? there are what they call beep codes which indicates what kind of problem the your laptop is experiencing: here are the common ones:
0 beep = no power, loose card, short 1 short beep = normal,POST (Power On Self Test), your computer is ok 2 short beeps = POST error, review screen for error code. continuous beeps = no power, loose card, short repeating short beeps = no power, loose card, short 1 long, 1 short beeps = motherboard issue 1 long, 2 short beeps = video issue 1 long, 3 short beeps = video display circuitry three long beeps = keyboard/keyboard card error one beep, blank, incorrect display = video display circuitry
aside from the 1 short beeps, you need to take your laptop to a technician to have it looked at.
What motherboard do you have? If you don't know, provice make and model of your system and maybe we can find out that way. Is it one long beep? Are there any other beeps and/or a sequence. A good place to start and alot of times, depending on your bios, 1 to 3 beeps means a problem with the RAM(memory). If you have more than 1 stick, you can pull them out, restart and if the beep is the same, you've probably found your culprit. You can then insert one at a time in one of your slots, then restart. If this works, you've found a good stick. If not, try another slot and restart, etc. Try all sticks in all slots.
Your beep codes are..
1 short beep System is OK 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card .
So looks like a display problem, have you tried any of the recovery/restore options available when you press F8 on boot up
Hi John. If you already swaped the Memory, it's the video card. I'm giving you what the beep means according to the different types of BIOS, because basically Ascent is a clone PC. I hope it helps. (you will have to open the computer to see the BIOS type.)
1 long beep and 2 shorts -- Video error
2 short beeps -- non-fatal error.
1 beep corto -- OK.
1 short beep -- Memory error. 2 short beeps -- ECC error.
3 short beeps -- Memory error.
4 short beeps -- change atery
5 beeps cortos -- bad processor.
6 beeps cortos -- bad keyboard.
7 beeps cortos -- video memory bad.
8 beeps cortos -- video bad.
1-1-2 beeps -- Problem with cpu/motherboard.
1-1-3 beeps -- Cmos issue.
3-4-1 beeps -- Video issue.
1 short beep -- Post normal, ok!.
2 short beeps -- POST error, will show on screen. NO beep -- CPU issue or Expansion card issue 1 long and 1 short -- motherboard error.
1 long and 2 shorts -- Video issue.
1 long and 3 shorts --EGA video issue.
3 longs -- Keyboard error.
The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case. gAMI BIOS Beep Codes *Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully. *Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal. 1 beep Refresh failure 2 beeps Parity error 3 beeps Base 64K memory failure 4 beeps Timer not operational 5 beeps Processor error 6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure 7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error 8 beeps Display memory read/write failure 9 beeps ROM checksum error 10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error 11 beeps Cache memory bad g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error
Normal POST - system is ok
POST Error - error code shown on screen
Power supply or system board problem
Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem
Power supply or system board problem
long, 1 short beep
System board problem
long, 2 short beeps
Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
long, 3 short beeps
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3270 keyboard card
Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes Code Description
1 short beep System is OK 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card IBM POST Diagnostic Code Descriptions Code Description 100 - 199 System Board 200 - 299 Memory 300 - 399 Keyboard 400 - 499 Monochrome Display 500 - 599 Colour/Graphics Display 600 - 699 Floppy-disk drive and/or Adapter 700 - 799 Math Coprocessor 900 - 999 Parallel Printer Port 1000 - 1099 Alternate Printer Adapter 1100 - 1299 Asynchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port 1300 - 1399 Game Port 1400 - 1499 Colour/Graphics Printer 1500 - 1599 Synchronous Communication Device, Adapter, or Port 1700 - 1799 Hard Drive and/or Adapter 1800 - 1899 Expansion Unit (XT) 2000 - 2199 Bisynchronous Communication Adapter 2400 - 2599 EGA system-board Video (MCA) 3000 - 3199 LAN Adapter 4800 - 4999 Internal Modem 7000 - 7099 Phoenix BIOS Chips 7300 - 7399 3.5" Disk Drive 8900 - 8999 MIDI Adapter 11200 - 11299 SCSI Adapter 21000 - 21099 SCSI Fixed Disk and Controller 21500 - 21599 SCSI CD-ROM System
AMI BIOS Beep Codes Code Description
1 Short Beep System OK 2 Short Beeps Parity error in the first 64 KB of memory 3 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB 4 Short Beeps Memory failure in the first 64 KB Operational of memory or Timer 1 on the motherboard is not functioning 5 Short Beeps The CPU on the motherboard generated an error 6 Short Beeps The keyboard controller may be bad. The BIOS cannot switch to protected mode 7 Short Beeps The CPU generated an exception interrupt 8 Short Beeps The system video adapter is either missing, or its memory is faulty 9 Short Beeps The ROM checksum value does not match the value encoded in the BIOS 10 Short Beeps The shutdown register for CMOS RAM failed 11 Short Beeps The external cache is faulty 1 Long, 3 Short Beeps Memory Problems 1 Long, 8 Short Beeps Video Card Problems
Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes Note - Phoenix BIOS emits three sets of beeps, separated by a brief pause.
Code Description 1-1-3 CMOS read/write failure 1-1-4 ROM BIOS checksum error 1-2-1 Programmable interval timer failure 1-2-2 DMA initialisation failure 1-2-3 DMA page register read/write failure 1-3-1 RAM refresh verification failure 1-3-3 First 64k RAM chip or data line failure 1-3-4 First 64k RAM odd/even logic failure 1-4-1 Address line failure first 64k RAM 1-4-2 Parity failure first 64k RAM 2-_-_ Faulty Memory 3-1-_ Faulty Motherboard 3-2-4 Keyboard controller Test failure 3-3-4 Screen initialisation failure 3-4-1 Screen retrace test failure 3-4-2 Search for video ROM in progress 4-2-1 Timer tick interrupt in progress or failure 4-2-2 Shutdown test in progress or failure 4-2-3 Gate A20 failure 4-2-4 Unexpected interrupt in protected mode 4-3-1 RAM test in progress or failure>ffffh 4-3-2 Faulty Motherboard 4-3-3 Interval timer channel 2 test or failure 4-3-4 Time of Day clock test failure 4-4-1 Serial port test or failure 4-4-2 Parallel port test or failure 4-4-3 Math coprocessor test or failure Low 1-1-2 System Board select failure Low 1-1-3 Extended CMOS RAM failure
Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes Code Description 1 short beep System is OK 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card