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Beeping 3 times startup

When I power up my computer it beeps three times and doesn't start up it goes into hybernation mode I think cause my dvd player will open up and close but thats it. It was working fine before that.

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It really depends on what make or model as they seem to have different methods to get out of hybernation mode.

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It's your memory, or more to the point, the memory slots. take all memory out, install 1 piece in the slot closest to the back of the laptop, push down on the memory as if pushing it into the motherboard, and hold pressure while booting.
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2) take out the wireless card in the back small cover that is MINI PCI slot, then turn on. sometimes it cancause this trouble.
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Hi,
It sounds like there is an issue with the system memory.

Remove both the power adapter and the battery. Turn the laptop over and locate the RAM (memory) cover and remove the holding screw.
Take out the system memory and clean the brass contacts, also clean the slots that the memory sits in.
Re-seat the memory making sure it clips into place nice and tight and replace the RAM cover.

Return power to the laptop and turn it on to see if that has helped.

If it still won't boot up then you may need to purchase new memory for the laptop.

Good luck.

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I started having the smae problem yesterday with my Acer 1410 bought end of 2009. It started after I had stoped some suspicious process to work on start up (using msconfig). During the night I scanned the computer for virus but found nothing. Tonight I will enable those process to work on start up again and see what happens.
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Run Dell Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause.

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