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Packard Bell 6 Continous Beeps

Hi I have a packard bell issue desktop where it sometimes turns on and sometime it does not and other times it just beeps in 6 minutes interval. I don't know what is the most likely problem with it. Can you guys help please.

Opearting sytem is Windows XP Home

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    Frank Zhang May 11, 2010

    you need check memory connection!

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First i need to know your bios model. beep code varies on what type of bios you are using. you said you got 6 short beeps during start up and if you are using AMI BIOS 6 short beeps means keyboard controller error. if your computer cannot continue the start up have it formatted don't forget to install the latest chipset driver of your motherboard

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    eric Oct 22, 2011

    in the beep code, AMI BIOS only have 6 beeps and it means keyboard controller eror

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The most likely problem is a problem with the voltage regulators not producing the correct voltages to the power good signal to let the computer turn on.You should check all the connectors from the power supply to the components in your computer to make sure they are all on correctly and fit tight making a good connection. Check to see if the memory is properly seated in the memory slots.Check and see if the processor heatsink and fan assembly are properly seated and the fan is working properly.Check the operation of the power supply see if the fan works properly, when turned on. Make sure it is not clogged with dust and dirt.Try using compressed air to clean off the dust and dirt that may have accumulated on the motherboard and other components. Try cleaning the memory slots with a small brush and a small amount of contact cleaner.Check the other heatsinks on the motherboard and make sure they are on properly and have good themal connection to the top the their processors. You may have to remove the main heatsink and fan assembly and check the processor and reapply the themal grease to make sure it is getting the proper thermal contact with heatsink. Take the processor out of the socket and make sure no dust and dirt has contaminated the connection points between the processor and the socket. Check the processor for bent pins and also check the socket for possible damage.If all this fails to resolve the slow intermittent start-up of the computer, change the power supply and see if that resolves the problem.Check all the connections between the motherboard and the computer case. Make sure they are not shorting out something to the case. Make sure they all are in tight and making good connection with the standoffs.Try disconnecting all the components of you computer except the power supply, one stick of memory and the harddrive. and see if the computer starts up properly.If it does start up then put back the components one by one until the problem reappears and you will have found the bad component and you can replace it.If not try replacing the memory sticks one at a time, and see if the computer starts normally.If all this fails, you have to try changing the power supply and see if the computer starts -up normally. If not you will hve to change the main processor and see if solves the problem. If this does not work,you have a motherboard problem and will need to go to the manufacturers website and check the frequently asked questions and troubleshooting sections and see if this is a known problem with you model of motherboard and see if a solution has been posted. If not you have a bad mother board and need to have it replaced. Remember to always wear anti static wrist bands and anti static gloves when handling the processor and memory sticks. You should also wear them if you have to work on the motherboard around any of the other processors.If all this seems over you head, call the customer service support for you computer and ask them where you can sent or take the unit for testing and service. I hope this information helps you with your problem.

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  • stoneheaded May 23, 2009

    You only have to change the power supply out once, the second mention of it was a bad edit job by me. Sorry about the crammed information, but it is a lot of work to writing down all the possible checks for a problem like this. I am use to doing it, not writing about it. I hope this helps you with the problem.

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