I switch my computer on and it plays a continous beep
I am fixing a problem for a friend or trying to. I switch it on and it just continously beeps at me i have no idea what it could be any ideas? it is a Acer Aspire SA90- A97Z running windows vista basic please help
Re: i switch my computer on and it plays a continous beep
This is a POST error. Also known as a Power On Self Test. There are some basic things that need to be working before the computer will attempt to boot. Most of the time I find that the graphics card is the culprit. Turn on the machine, count the number of beeps and then do an internet seach for 'computer POST code' to find our what the error is. Other possible problems are Power Supply, CPU, BIOS, CMOS. 1st 64kb of RAM, I/O bus controller.
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It identifiees Random Access Memory failure, Open the RAM cover at the bottom of the laptop, remove the RAM card/s from the slot, get the tissue, spray a bit of glass cleaner on tissue, and wipe the gold pins of the RAM. Reinstall and have fun.
The RAM failing in most machines is a consistent BEEP BEEP BEEP, but shorter than two seconds. This could be RAM, could be something else. I recommend having it physically checked out. Office Depot is offering free checkups for back to school, if you bring it in they will tell you what is wrong for free, then you can post again and get instructions as to where to buy the proper part and/or how to install it.
Yes those beeps are a beep code. The way it is currently beeping means you have a bad RAM stick. Open case and make sure the RAM is seated correctly, sometimes it can come loose. You can also take one stick out if you have two and reboot. If it does it again then take that RAM out and replace it with the one you took out. If it still beeps then you need to buy new RAM. That will correct the problem.