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Power_LED Buzzer on Mainboard continues to beep every 3 seconds fans are operating but system doesn't boot or show nothing on monitor(which is ok)

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Well you didn't say what the beep code was, is it just one beep every three seconds? Or is there long beeps, short beeps, and long and short time between them before they repeat?
If it is one, beep, every three seconds and the beep is one second long, there is a problem with a connection somewhere. Typically it happens in older computers that are in dusty environments. You can try to (only if your comfortable with how to do it) unplug the memory modules from the motherboard and keep track which socket which is plugged into, and mix them up so they are in different slots from their original positions, then try to reboot.
If that does not work and there is no display at all (even POST information) it could be a bad card (modem, sound, video, etc.) remove all but the video cards and try a boot again, if you can boot then plug only one card in each time you try to boot and when you find the offender replace it with a new one (that is if you use that card, if it is a modem and you do not use dial up internet you do not need the modem card plugged in.
But one, one second long beep every three seconds typically means there is a connector problem somewhere, if the computer is older carefully clean out the dust and unplug and re-seat all of the connectors and hopefully that will solve your problem
Good luck!

Posted on Nov 17, 2013

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a long beep? what?
be specific!! so we can help

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it is probably a ram error,

Unplug the computer and unclip the ram and remove it, clean the ram sticks and the slot that it goes into with a small dry paintbrush. While you have the unit open clean the dust away with a small paintbrush and a hoover at the ready. If you have more than one ram stick, replace one at a time to determine if you have a problem with both or one. If it boots with one, then shut down remove plug from wall socket and then replace the other one too. If it works okay then fine, if it causes problems then you know that the other stick is bad. If it does not boot on replacing first stick, then remove it and put the other stick in and try again.

I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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It sounds like a dead motherboard. Try removing the CMOS(BIOS) battery and replacing it. Then try removing and replacing the CPU as well. If you get the same result then you might be looking at replacing the motherboard.
Regards

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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Should be no beeps or buzzes when you first fire up your computer, if you do have any then something is wrong on the inside, could be a loose connection or the hard drive connection, I would suggest that you call e machines tech support and talk to them, while it doesn't sound to serious a fix i don't use your brand of computer so i don't want to say much about it, if your up to it then open up the computer and disconnect then reconnect the wires to your hard drives floppy drives and CD players and see if this does anything, also note that if you do this, do one at a time so this way you know what was causing the problem. Hope this helps

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