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Hey my computer turns on all three fans are spinning and i hear a beep and then nothing no display nothing its really annoying ps:im no expert at computers so i dont no what the single beep means or one beep and then 10 secs later another beep. please help i want to play sims 2 again.

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One beep is good. Multiple beeps is not good.

Most likely you have a loose connection.
Generally if not the connection, the monitor has gone dead.
Possibly you have a defective Video Card
Unfortunately, you may have a defective System.

The first two are generally the cause of such problems.

Check all your connections in the back of the machine. A large Blue or White rectangular connector should be going to the back of the machine, these are color coded so the plug will go in, only one direction in only one port.

After making sure you are connected check your monitor power cable, assuming you get no Lights on the monitor at all.

After that: You may have to assume that either the monitor is dead, or that the video portion of the system is dead. This would require that you either replace the Video Card in the machine. If you get more then one single beep, you may have this problem

Or

This will require that you replace the System Board, if you are getting more then one Single beep you may have this problem.

Please let us know when all the connections are in order, so we can better diagnose the issue.

Good Luck

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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