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What is the meaning of 3 long beep of Soltek mainboard?

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I did not find in themainboard user's manual about beep codes and I did not find anything aftersearching Internet for meaning of this special beep code. Please help me.

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  • Mehrpou Jan 20, 2009

    Thank you robshow. I am not comfortable inside the machine. I think I must know the reason and take the computer to a hardware workshop for repair. What you tell is the meaning of that beep code?

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Try the following. If you are comfortable inside the machine.


Discharge static by touching the metal of the computer case
2.) Unplug and reseat all cards in system Video Sound etc.
3.) reseat ram chips in slots

You should be good after this.

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