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When i on the PC, i receive 5 long beebs - Dell OptiPlex GX280 PC Desktop

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    my dell optiplex gx280 keeps on restarting computer keeps restarting.


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The motherboard is bad. There should be some capacitors with domed or protruding tops.

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5 short beeps:

Check that the processor is correctly plugged in, and that the fan is working. If need be, change it.

5 Long beeps:

Check your RAM, change or reseat

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