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High pitched sound with flashes from power button

I would describe the sound as the computer screaming. Its not emitting from monitor or speakers but the computer itself as soon as its turned on. This started seconds after putting in a second RAM card, but even after removing the card the computer is making the same sound.

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  • madarose May 17, 2009

    Added note: Fans are clean.

  • madarose May 17, 2009

    Thank you so much. Your probably right that the motherboard is damaged. Guess its time for a new computer. Thanks again :) Guess that teaches us not to mess with working computers and RAM cards. Next time we'll leave it to the professionals :)

  • madarose May 18, 2009

    No I didn't remove any other screws and I don't think any of the wires are pinched. The only thing we did was put in a second RAM card, but when my roommate wakes up tomorrow I'll have him check the power supply. Thanks :)

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Did you remove/replace any screws other than what it takes to open the case? The sound you describe sounds to me like the power supply is in distress, and the noise emminates from it. Check to see that you have not somehow pinched a wire somewhere.

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Check you have seated the memory properly in the slot and that no other cards or components nearby have been dislodged in some way. The PC is beeping as its unable to get past its basic power on check due to something wrong with the motherboard. Did you change any other configuration at the same time?

There should be a way of resetting the BIOS which might solve this. If you have the motehrboard manual look up how to clear the BIOS by removing a jumper (little plastic switch thing) which clears the PCs basic configuration. It should be on the motherboard somewhere near the battery usually. This might clear the error but if not you'll just have to get it looked at by someone in person as the motherboard may have been damaged.

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