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Beepcode: single beep every 2 to 3 seconds continuous

FoxConn G33M02 motherboard, POST begins but after a few seconds beep code begins: single beep every 2 to 3 seconds continuous. My old A+ manual says possible bad power supply, but it may be different based on motherboard manufacturer. I have been unsuccessful in locating a list of error beep codes on FoxConn's website.

The computer was recently given to me by a relative and I was told it worked fine when it was last used. I can't imagine any possible damage that could have occured during transportation, but who knows. All connections from power supply to motherboard and devices inside appear to be good. With the exception of the printer, all peripheral devices were plugged in prior to power up.

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Try taking out the ram and reinserting it also anything that is in the PCI Card slots.. other solutios is take and unplug each device and see if the boot up changes it will sometimes give a read code it might help eliminate the problem

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Hi b33mboy, here is the link for you're board, suggest you add this to you're favorites.
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/EN-US/product/Motherboards/detail_overview.aspx?ID=en-gb0000154
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