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My computer doesn't boot up, all it does is beeps three times and nothing happens.

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  • Jaipal Nair May 11, 2010

    Did you check the memory, it is recently removed or altered. try getting out the all the memory and refix it. also any other cards recently inserted.

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Sounds like memory problem but to be sure contact the manufacture and find out what the 3 beeps mean.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Motherboard beeps three times, computer won't boot up

Three Beep Code is an indication of RAM Failure or incompatibility.

If you recently added memory, I would remove the new stuff and see if the beeping goes away. Try the new stuff alone, see if it goes away. Maybe (if you added new stuff lately) they are incompatible.

If you have not changed anything lately, you may have a stick of RAM that has croaked on ya.

This link explains the beep codes for you.
http://support.gateway.com/s/Servers/COMPO/MOTHERBD/WME859199/WME859199faq2.shtml


Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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This will be a memory / ram problem. If you have more than 1 module installed first try switching another module to the first bank if still not working try 1 module at a time until you find the defective one. Memory is pretty cheap nowdays or you may find you didnt really need the total amount of memory installed. Hope this helps........from Scott

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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well you didn't say what the beep code was, is it just one beep every three seconds? Or is there long beeps, short beeps, and long and short time between them before they repeat?
If it is one, beep, every three seconds and the beep is one second long, there is a problem with a connection somewhere. Typically it happens in older computers that are in dusty environments. You can try to (only if your comfortable with how to do it) unplug the memory modules from the motherboard and keep track which socket which is plugged into, and mix them up so they are in different slots from their original positions, then try to reboot.
If that does not work and there is no display at all (even POST information) it could be a bad card (modem, sound, video, etc.) remove all but the video cards and try a boot again, if you can boot then plug only one card in each time you try to boot and when you find the offender replace it with a new one (that is if you use that card, if it is a modem and you do not use dial up internet you do not need the modem card plugged in.
But one, one second long beep every three seconds typically means there is a connector problem somewhere, if the computer is older carefully clean out the dust and unplug and re-seat all of the connectors and hopefully that will solve your problem
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If you try to power on your computer and nothing happens but a bunch of beeps there is something you can do. The beeps actually mean something. To make sure you can hear the beeps check in the bios options. If there is an option for a silent boot you won't hear any beeps. If you hear one beep every time your computer starts then you don't have to worry about this.

If you want to check this setting refer to my other tip on how to enter bios and change boot settings.

If you try to boot your computer and nothing shows up on your monitor do these steps first.
1-Check all your cables in the back of the computer.
2-check your power source and power cord to the monitor
3-try another monitor if possible
4-If on a power bar try to turn off the power bar and reset the breaker

If you try to boot your computer and nothing happens and you hear beeps look at this website. The beeps you hear are actually telling you what is wrong. Look at the website by clocking on the link below and click on the computer beep codes link. If you want to scroll down past the link it will show you bios codes to enter the bios in your computer


http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

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If it boots to BIOS, one at a time replace each component and try to restart. That will identify the failing device.
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