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C1641 intermittent beeps and won't start up

Hi everyone and thanks in advance!

My pc out of the blue won';t start up - the monitor is working and the dvd drive opens and closes but the pc itself just makes a loud beeping noise intermittently and nothing happens. I checked the cables and everything seems to be plugged in properly. I put some add'l RAM in about 6 months ago with no problem and I cleaned the pc (with a brush and compressed air) about a month ago so that shouldn't be the issue.

My (9 yr old) daughter said when she turned on the pc there was a black screen - in the middle was a rectangle with red, green and blue horizontal stripes with words but she does not remember what it said and making the beeping noise. Any ideas?

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  • socmoe Jul 23, 2009

    Thank you! That was it! I took both RAM modules out, switched them and made sure they snapped in place and voila! My computer works!




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Is is possible that the RAM you put in was not sited properly. Just check it to see if it is right. You might need to troubleshoot by removing one peripheral at a time. Try removing the keyboard, and turn it on and see what happen. If same, mouse, network card, etc until you find the issue.

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