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When I go to turn on the computer, it just makes a beeping sound.

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  • meteshadow May 11, 2010

    can you tell me how much time beeps you have? and what kind beebs? short or long ?

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Beeping sound leting you something is wrong with some hardware. As for what,, listin to the beeps.. also depends on motherboard... here is a link http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

But best way is to open up machine and make sure all the hardware is hooked up tight. If that does work look at the code list then go from there.

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I have had a constant beep on my computer before and it was the CPU not seated all of the way in. and other times it was the sound or video card. just make sure all hardware is positioned and seated correctly in the proper place

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(Acer) Phoenix BIOS beep codes
Phoenix beep codes are the most detailed about. They use a system of 4 beeps each separated by a small pause i.e. 1 pause 2 pause 1 pause 1 pause (1-2-1-1), you may need to reboot the pc a few times in order to count all the beeps. To find out more information on Phoenix beep codes you can go to


http://www.comptechdoc.org/hardware/beepcodes/3.htm

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Depending on who makes your motherboard beeps can mean different things, but likely your RAM could just need to be reseated.

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Is it a long beep or a short beep? Beep codes are used by the BIOS during the POST to report certain initial system errors.

If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the system has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to display any kind of error information on the monitor.

Follow the steps below to determine what system problem the beep code is representing.
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Here's How:

  1. Power on the computer or restart it if it's already on.

  2. Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.

    Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're not likely to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.

  3. Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.

    Important: Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short and if the beeping repeats or not. There is a big difference between a "beep-beep-beep" beep code and a "beep-beep" beep code.

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    Choose the correct beep code troubleshooting guide below based on your motherboard'sBIOS manufacturer:

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the length of the beep and the number of beeps you get when turning on your PC, indiactes a memory or power supply issue.

what is the model of the computer ?

go to this link and read carefully -- it will help you resolve the issue

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

i will await your reply with model of computer and maker of it . let me know the # of beeps and length (short or long beep)

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hi Robin.
if your computer is making a beeping sound when it starts. No, you're not crazy, your computer really is beeping, and the sound may be coming from inside your computer, not your speakers.
These beeps are called beep codes and are used by the BIOS (the software that runs your computer hardware) during the POST (an initial test to make sure your computer is OK to start) to report certain initial system errors. If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the motherboard has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to send any kind of error information to the monitor. The beeping, then, is a way to communicate a problem to you when the computer can't show a proper error on the screen.
Follow the steps below to determine what computer problem the beep code is representing. Once you know what's wrong, you can work to fix the issue.

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Figuring out why your computer is making beeping sounds should only take 10 to 15 minutes. Solving that problem that you identify is another task entirely and could take a few minutes to hours, depending on what the problem ends up being.
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  2. Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.

    Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're probably not going to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.
  1. Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.

    Important: Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short (or all the same length), and if the beeping repeats or not. There is a big difference between a "beep-beep-beep" beep code and a "beep-beep" beep code.

    I know this might all seem a little crazy but this is important information that will help determine what issue the beep codes are representing. If you get this wrong, you'll be trying to solve a problem your computer doesn't have and ignoring the real one.
  1. Next you'll need to figure out what company manufactured the BIOS chip that's on your computer motherboard. Unfortunately, the computer industry never agreed on a uniform way to communicate with beeps, so it's important to get this right.

    The easiest way to figure this is out is by installing one of these free system information tools, which should tell you if your BIOS is made by AMI, Award, Phoenix, or another company. If that doesn't work, you could open your computer and take a peek at the actual BIOS chip on your computer motherboard, which should have the company name printed on or next to it.

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