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Computer turns on and beeps.

That pretty much it, I can turn it on and there is just one long Beep. Nothing comes up on the monitore, just one long beep from the computer.

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Re: Computer turns on and beeps.

I suggest you check you memory sticks, and make sure they are seated properly. The long beep usually signifies a memory problem. If you have 2 memory sticks, I suggest removing 1 of them, then tuen on the PC, if it still beeps, powerdown by holding the power button in until it shuts down, then replace the removed one, and remove the other, if it boots, fine, then you will need to replace the memory that you have removed, but,,,,,if you only have 1 memory stick, I suggest you replace it, if the pc still beeps a long beep, then 1 of the memory sockets is bad, and a motherboard replacement is needed, either case, that long beep is a memory problem.

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