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One short beep followed by two short beeps when POST

I have an Acer Power system. AMD processor. 80 GBDD. minimum configuration for my office work. suddenly it has started to show some problem. when i power on the system, no display only one long beep and followed by two short beeps.

I have cleaned all the internal parts. removed all RAM and interchaged
with an other system, changed SMPS, changed CPU but to no avail.

please help me to find a solution.

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If you have Award BIOS you have a problem with your video card
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No display problem for intel D865GSA board


What are you formatting ? Have you changed the RAM. Does tour system work in its original configuration ? You do not say what the pattern of the beeps is. Before the display disappears, is there a message sent to the screen ?
From the manual
http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d865gsa/sb/d5600601us.pdf

Whenever a recoverable error occurs during POST, the BIOS displays an error message

describing the problem (see Table 53). The BIOS also issues a beep code (one long

tone followed by two short tones) during POST if the video configuration fails (a faulty

video card or no card installed) or if an external ROM module does not properly

checksum to zero.

An external ROM module (for example, a video BIOS) can also issue audible errors,

usually consisting of one long tone followed by a series of short tones. For more

information on the beep codes issued, check the documentation for that external

device.

There are several POST routines that issue a POST terminal error and shut down the

system if they fail. Before shutting down the system, the terminal-error handler issues

a beep code signifying the test point error, writes the error to I/O port 80h, attempts

to initialize the video and writes the error in the upper left corner of the screen (using

both monochrome and color adapters).

If POST completes normally, the BIOS issues one short beep before passing control to
the operating system.
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Apr 18, 2014 | Intel 865G Motherboard

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Dead


Hi

THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:

1 beep - computer ok
continous beeps / long beeps - memory error
continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios
1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error


or this might help

you can check out this list



AMI BIOS

1 short - Computer ok
2 short - RAM failure
3 short - Parity RAM failure
4 short - System timer failure
5 short - Motherboard failure
6 short - Keyboard controller error
7 short - CPU failure
8 short - Video RAM failure
9 short - ROM BIOS error
10 short - CMOS read/write error
11 short - Cache RAM error
1 short, 3 long - Memory failure
1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure

Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.

AWARD BIOS

1 long - Memory error
1 long, 2 short - Video error
1 long, 3 short - Video failure
Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure

note that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.


Standard IBM beep codes.

No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure
1 short - System is ok
2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen)
Repeating short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure
1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error
3 long - Keyboard error


Pheonix beep codes

1-1-3 CMOS memory failure
1-1-4 BIOS failure
1-2-1 System timer error
1-2-2 Motherboard error
1-2-3 Motherboard error
1-3-1 Motherboard error
1-4-1 Motherboard error
1-4-2 Memory error
2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps)
3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps)
3-2-4 Keyboard controller error
3-3-4 Video adapter failure
4-2-4 Expansion card failure
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure
4-4-1 Serial port error
4-4-2 Parallel port error
4-4-3 Math co-processor error


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Jul 04, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Beep codes


Diagnostics with Beep Codes Following are the beep messages associated with the IBPbios. 1 short beep specifies a normal post 2 short beeps tells about POST errors that can be find onscreen. Continuous beeps indicates power supply and other cardserrors. One long and short beep indicates system board problems 3 long beeps defines keyboard errors No system beep tells about power supply errors.

on Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Tipical Computer/Laptop Post & Beep Error Codes


Error Code: Faulty Component:
_____________________________________________________________
1 short beep None (Normal Boot)

2 short beeps ( POST error)

Non-stop beep ( Power supply or system board)

1 long beep and 1 short beep ( System board)

1 long beep and 2 short beeps ( Video card)

1 long beep and 3 short beeps ( Memory)

3 long beeps ( Keyboard)

Non-stop short beeps ( Power supply or system board,a key on the
keyboard might also be stuck)

None ( Power supply,system board,or system
case built-in speaker)
______________________________________________________________
Visual POST Error Codes:
Error # Range: Component with Error:
______________________________________________________________
100-199 System Board
200-299 System Memory (RAM)
300-399 Keyboard
600-699 Floppy Drive or Floppy Controller
700-799 Math Co-processor
900-999 Parallel Port (LPT1)
1000-1099 Parallel Port (LPT2)
1100-1199 Serial Port (COM1)
1200-1299 Serial Port (COM2)

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Er-290 wont stop beeping


Step 1:
The beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram, all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk, and remains 1 short beep : Normal POST - system is ok
2 short beeps : POST Error - error code shown on screen

No beep : Power supply or system board problem
Continuous beep: Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem

Repeating short beeps: Power supply or system board problem

1 long, 1 short beep : System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps: Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps: Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps : keyboard card
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Feb 20, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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IBM Thinkpad T41 beep sound on system startup


Here are the beep codes for the Thinkpad:" Continuous beeping System board failure One beep; Unreadable, blank or flashing LCD LCD connector problem; LCD backlight inverter failure; video adapter faulty; LCD assembly faulty; System board failure; power supply failure One beep; Message "Unable to access boot source" Boot device failure; system board failure One long, two short beeps System board failure; Video adapter problem; LCD assembly failure One long, four short beeps Low battery voltage One beep every second Low battery voltage Two short beeps with error codes POST error message Two short beeps System board failure.

Dec 26, 2012 | Dell Optiplex GX620 Pentium 4 3.4GHz (Open...

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THE RED LIGHT IS ON AND BEEPS EVERY MINUTE


What motherboard do you have? If you don't know, provice make and model of your system and maybe we can find out that way. Is it one long beep? Are there any other beeps and/or a sequence. A good place to start and alot of times, depending on your bios, 1 to 3 beeps means a problem with the RAM(memory). If you have more than 1 stick, you can pull them out, restart and if the beep is the same, you've probably found your culprit. You can then insert one at a time in one of your slots, then restart. If this works, you've found a good stick. If not, try another slot and restart, etc. Try all sticks in all slots.

Apr 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Abit av8 bios post codes 8.3 - 8.6 - 9.c What is failing on boot ? I get one long beep followed by 4 short beeps. I have swapped video cards and reflashed the bios with no help. If I reboot 2 or 3...


I still did not find beep code that match your problem..

Anyways here are the common beep codes for your motherboard.. it might help you too.
1. No beep - no reaction, the mother board is dead, power supply problem, processor and or ram problem.
2. 1beep - board is working fine.
3. One long beep then it shuts down - cpu problem, your processor is not working or missing.
4. 1short beep - system boots normally
5. 2short beeps - CMOS setting error.
6. 1long 1short beep - dram error
7. 1long 2 short beep - video card or monitor not connected
8. 1long 3 short beep - keyboard error.
9. 1long 9short beep - ROM error
10. Long beep - memory card is missing or not connected
11. Short beep - power supply error
12 Four beeps - there is no fan detected on Fan1 or Fan2 header. make sure to attach or reset CMOS bios to factory setting.


Hope this gave you an idea of your problem..

Much appreciated if you rate this help..thanks..

May 23, 2010 | Abit AV8-3rd Eye Motherboard

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I am getting three short beeps while booting


The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However,
they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case.
gAMI BIOS Beep Codes
*Computer gives 1 short beep when system boots successfully.
*Except for beep code 8, these codes are always fatal.
1 beep Refresh failure
2 beeps Parity error
3 beeps Base 64K memory failure
4 beeps Timer not operational
5 beeps Processor error
6 beeps 8042 - gate A20 failure
7 beeps Processor exception interrupt error
8 beeps Display memory read/write failure
9 beeps ROM checksum error
10 beeps CMOS shutdown register read/write error
11 beeps Cache memory bad
g AWARD BIOS Beep Codes
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: DRAM error
Continuous short beeps: Power error

Nov 03, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-7VKML Motherboard

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Beeps


Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes
Code Description
1 short beep System is OK
2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem
1 long, 1 short beep System board problem
1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA)
3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

For more info go here: http://pulonangka.web.id/software/beep-codes-error-codes

Aug 16, 2008 | Dell XPS M1530 Notebook

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