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Acer ast180 Somewhere in the course of trying to hook up a dual boot system so I could run a piece of hardware that doesn'tn have vsta drivers, I rebooted and I get a slow steady beep beep beep. I checked all the connections, even removed hard drives, and put a frwesh empty hard drive in to install a copy of xp,but it insistes on doing the same thing,, just the beeps, maybe 1 second apart and nothing on the screen

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    Mel Mason Oct 20, 2007

    I spent an hr online with a tech and he came up with the motherboard was out. I tried clearing the bios via removing battery, and tried booting with hd's and cdrom and ram disconnected... There was a minor variation ijn the sequence of the beep.. Right now its 1 and 2 shorts. MCP61SM-AM.. I am not sure if thats the mobo # or not,, Than ks for your response.. I am looking for the receipt so I can carry it back to Wally World.



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Check if the RAM is well seated.

Also check if the keyboard is well connected.

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The beeps that you are hearing are messages created by the POST (Power On Self Test) to indicate that something is wrong. If you know your motherboard type it is possible to find the documentation explaining what 3 beeps mean.

Because we don't know the motherboard type (At least for now) let's use the common sense.  Did you verify that the power supply is properly connected to the drive?  Can you confirm that removing the second Hard drive it boot again ok? In some type of BIOS 3 beeps means memory problem. By accident did you touch the memory? Are all the ribbon cables well plugged in?

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