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Acer Travelmate beeps 4 times & wont boot

My Acer Travelmate 240 won't start up. If i try to turn it on, the fans start and there's four short beeps before it turns off completely. Is there any way i can fix this problem? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Sounds like a RAM problem. Best bet is to purchase a stick of RAM from a store that will let you try it and return it if the problem is not solved. The beeping is a BIOS error code that signifies that something is wrong with your hardware.

If you have 2 sticks of RAM installed try removing one of them and then if the beep code happens again try to swap them out.

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