Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 3 beeps wont boot
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
SOURCE: old emachine T2642 will not
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.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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
Posted on May 10, 2010
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you plug in the power cord is there any lights whatsoever on the laptop, where
the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of the power cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning, lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear the DvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for a second or two? If so the computer is trying to boot or may have booted, but the screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with the laptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issue when you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous. Most times the problem is with the memory or Video Card. Count the Blinking Lights or Beeps and take note of their pattern (1 Long or 1 Long followed by 2 Short).
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, then Press and Hold the power button for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in and hit the power button to see if it boots.
your memory is bad or the memory slot is bad.
the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the memory chips. Set the
chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know
the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on it with an ink pen.
If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next memory slot and try
rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it aside, then put the
other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it boots, just to
verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put it into the open
memory chip slot and try booting.
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