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Computer does not turn on but make a long beep then pauses and makes the long beep again. what is causing this issue? I had to replace the power supply since the old one burned out. I tried changing out the RAM but that did not solve the problem.

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  • sabrekidd Jul 30, 2009

    I changed out the power supple due to the fact the computer would not turn on. After replacing the power suppy there was no beep; however, the monitor did not come on and the hard drive did not spin. I took out the motherboard but did not see any place that was burned. I was hoping the issue was not the motherboard, but at this point I believe it is. I already tried one bank of memory.

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It's called a beep error code or bios beep code.
See here.
Sounds like it could be a memory issue though without knowing your bios I couldn't say...Are you sure you didn't disconnect something when you replaced the power supply?
If you have more than one stick of memory, try one at a time, or run memtest from a boot disk. (see here)

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Depending on the BIOS manufacturer this could mean a memory issue or a drive issue. Since you swapped out the memory that leaves just the drives or the associated drive circuitry. Why did you replace the power supply and did you get error right after you replaced it? My first guess is that if the when the power supply went bad it took the motherboard with it. This is very common. You can try swapping out the differnt drives.

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1 Long Beep: Memory problem
Explanation: There is a failure of some sort related to the system memory.
Diagnosis: The first bank of memory probably has a failure of some sort; this is usually just a physical problem such as an incorrectly inserted module, but may also mean a bad memory chip in a module. It is possible that there is a failure related to the motherboard or a system device as well.

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Isolate the ram 1 by 1, insert 1 ram at a time and change memory slot at a time to check whether which ram or slot is causing the problem

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