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(GRA) code on monitor. tower just beeps

Monitor only shows a code for just a few seconds (GRB) then it goes sleeps mode. the tower just beeps.

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  • rcampbell197 May 24, 2009

    5 beeps a short pause, then just continously beeping. all are short beeps

  • rcampbell197 May 24, 2009

    the fan works. maybe not up to par

  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson May 11, 2010

    Hi there.
    How many beeps are there and are they long or short?

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  • fougzki May 11, 2010

    Is it like the monitor is not receiving signal from the CPU? Does CPU fan works?

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I also would say clean your memory card and the video card if it is a plug in type its edge connector both side with a clean soft eraser. Do this when you unplugged the CPU unit in wall socket or UPS(no power absolutely). This is the first step before going to anything.

So leave a comment if it doesn't help.

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Hi there.
GRB means the 3 primary colours and just means the monitor is working and able to receive a signal.
I think in your case it could be related to memory. Remove any new hardware if any and any external devices like printers etc.
Now remove the power cord from the back and remove or open the side panel from the tower so you can get to the motherboard, remove the ram (memory) from the slots and clean the dust from both the memory modules and the memory slots, when they are free of dust just put one module back at a time and restart the PC (if you have more than one)
If it boots up the problem would have been dust, if it doesn't start up at all it well be faulty memory.
Please post back if you need more help or advice.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 24, 2009

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