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Long flatlined beep when powered on

Hi, I really need some advice!  When I attempt to power-on my pc, I get a single beep and then a long unstopping flatline after that.  Is it dead??  If it would give me a phoenix code, that would be ok, but I get a long unstopping beeeep... and that's it, nothing else.  Fans are running, but no boot.  Please help!  Thank you!

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You may have a bad video card. put in another one to check

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According to HP your machine should have pheonix codes. So i'm guessing that is very bad :)

Have you tried reseting the bios yet?

How about trying different memory, or just removing any extra memory.

Looks like you will have to TS this one old school. Trial and error.

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