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When i go to trun the computer on, it beeps for about 30 seconds, and then nothing. no screen appearance, and no other sounds, but the power light is still on

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  • jonatron May 11, 2010

    What is the brand/model/type of computer? I'm not trying to sound insulting if you have tried this already, but check the monitor's connection.

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Yeah, first try to reseat(unplug then replug the monitor signal data cord from the video card out port. Then if nothing a high probability of dirty contact on your memory card. Power down your unit then unplugged the chord from wall socket or UPS it will bite if you dont. Then clean the memory stick contact connector with soft gel eraser to clean it then replug it again. Power up, if not try to have a good working spare memory card to test.

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Beeps signify a problem usually memory is the most common or video . 99 percent of the time you have a bad memory stick.

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