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Beeping I have an Acer TravelMate 290 PC Notebook with a serious problem. It beeps immediately you start it. I first thought it was the RAM, i replaced it with a new one. Nothing changed. I checked the fan, it is fine. The HDD is okay; what could be the problem?

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  • Jack Pkangor Jun 06, 2007

    I cant even get to the BIOS,the sound error i get is as follows

    SHORT-SHORT-LONG-SHORT-SHORT-SHORT i.e short beeps twice then a long one then 3 short beeps.According to the Acer Support website, there is no video device connected.

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If the system beeped and is a long one, but you did not get it to boot i would suspect that the processor has failed, but if its a short beep and you can get into the bios, check the date and time as if it is incorrect, if so, it may simply be that the cmos battery needs replacing on the motherboard. Beep codes can define allsorts of differnt things, so without knowing the motherboard make, it is hard to pin down to a specific fault so applogies if incorrect.

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