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Will not boot all I get is 0ne long beep

I just built this computer, I purchased as a kit, All I get on power up is one long beep. I unplugged everything pluged into the mother board and all I get is one long beep. I'm not familar with this board it the first time I've used it. Any suggestions would be a big help. The ram works fine I tried it in another computer. Jerry

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Re: Will not boot all I get is 0ne long beep

Replace the memory, as this can give you a fault on it's own if not fitted. Reset the cmos by shorting the CLRCMOS jumper or the JBAT1 terminal on pins 2-3, then back to pins 1-2 on the mobo, and try again. If you can get in the cmos and set the time and date etc, yet you still get the beep there could be a processor problem, but if it freezes in the cmos set up then you will have bios chip fault, so take back the whole kit to your supplier, as he may wish to try it himself first before replacing.

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Can you get into the BIOS at all? Not sure what your motherboard is, but usually F1, ESC, DEL, or F10 get you to BIOS.

Without a diagnostics card, or built in diagnostics like some gaming or server boards have, the beeps may tell you what is wrong if you go to the manufacturer web site and look in your product manual.

If you can get to BIOS, some have a restore function to get you back to a different state, but even if that is not the case, you may be able to see something like a bad drive or memory chip being unrecognized that will identify the problem. If no to the BIOS or the BIOS was no help continue on:

At each step, if the same beeps happen, reconnect the device and move to next and reboot. Power off completely between steps and unplug the PSU.
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