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My e-machine will not work.The only thing that does is the POST beep. After the beep it will stay black screen.

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  • leprechaun4u May 11, 2010

    How many beeps??

  • giggins May 11, 2010

    Does it deep more then once?

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It might be your monitor, if it beeps only once like you indicated, it wouldnt be your CPU or anything else in the tower.

You might need to buy a new monitor or replace the bulb.

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