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Gateway E-4200, Pentium III, Win XP, Nothing Showing On Monitor

I have an older model Gateway E-4200, Pentium III. The computer was left out in cold weather for a few weeks but was brought in on Christmas day 2008. It was then left alone to "warm up" and "dry out." I turned it on today, but nothing came across the monitor; however, three loud beeps came from the computer, and then it sounded as if the computer normally booted up. I could not see if the computer was okay because nothing came across the computer screen. The sound card was removed, and I thought that might be part of the problem, but I don't think it is. The cables are all plugged in, (monitor, computer, etc.) and the monitor was hooked up properly into the video slot. What could the problem be? Thanks!

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The beeps are usually an error code meaning either the RAM or video card has went bad or are not properly seated. Leaving it out as you did could have caused the parts to come unseated when you moved the unit. Try reseating the RAM & video card and then retry booting. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.

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