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Help me repair my computer with p4x266a motherboard

Computer beeps continuosly without display at the monitor and restart light indicator keeps on lit

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Re: help me repair my computer with p4x266a motherboard

I think the problem is your memory,but before you replace your memory , do this first, unplug your PC,remove your memory module and clean it by using the rubber eraser,and clean the memory slot ,

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Re: help me repair my computer with p4x266a motherboard

The beeping sound is your system telling you that your memory module is bad... Take it out and get a new onem if you are not sure which type to purchase yu can have a look at the manual to see what tpye of memory you system requires ir you can take it to the store with you..

1.) open computer
2.) locate memory module
3.) remove module by pulling clips apart
4.) replace
5. thank god your done


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Dell xps 9100 constant beeps upon startup

Beep Codes
Your computer might emit a series of beeps
during start-up if the monitor cannot display
errors or problems. The following repetitive
beep codes help you troubleshoot problems
with your computer.
NOTE: To replace parts, see the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at
One beep - BIOS ROM checksum failure;
possible motherboard failure
Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 53).
Two beeps - No RAM detected

Remove the memory modules, reinstall
one module and restart the computer. If
the computer starts normally, reinstall anadditional module. Continue until you have
identified a faulty module or reinstalled all
modules without an error.

If available, install memory modules of the
same type in your computer.

Three beeps - Possible motherboard failure
Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell' on page 53).
Four beeps - RAM read/write failure

Ensure that no special memory module/
memory connector placement requirements
exist (see the Service Manual on the Dell
Support website at

Verify that the memory modules that you are
installing are compatible with your computer.

Five beeps - Real Time Clock failure
Replace the battery.
Six beeps - Video BIOS test failure

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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.

depending on the type of beep your motherboard makes you can get to know what your problem is. below are beep code links for various BIOS manufacturers. check yours.

Most likely you have a faulty ram, try to use a friends ram to see if that works. make sure that your friends ram is compatible with your computer.

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My Dell Inspiron does not boot up only the solid amber light on the Motherboard on I try everything and still nothing works please help

Not so sure about this but I hope this will help.
-try to disconnect all the cables from the back (monitor, keyboard, mouse, usb's, power cable, etc.)
-then disconnect all the card (video card, sound card, NIC) if all are integrated then you dont have to.
-connect just the power cable
-try to turn on the computer and check if it beeps
-if it does not beeps need to replace the motherboard but before you do this check if the fan will spin even for a single second if does not spin then you also need to replace the power supply as well
-if it beeps then turn it off again.
-connect the video card and connect the cable of the monitor, keyboard and mouse
-turn on the computer then check if theres any display
-if theres no display check for any beep indication. and right it down on a piece of paper on how many times it beeps and if its long beep or short beep.
kindly provide an email if this things does not work so that I can give you a resolution.

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No display

first check wether ur monitor light is blinking if not there is problem with ur display or the power is not correct if all this is ok and ur monitor light is blinking remove the cpu cover remove the memory and restart ur computer in new motherboards muzzers are fitted on the motherboard or else connect a buzzer to the speaker pin iin the frontpannel and restart the computer with no memory you will hear 2 long beeps it means the memory is not present then clean the memory pins eith an erasor dont use any metalto clean the memory insert the memory in the nemory slot if you hear again the long 2 beeps it means the memory is fried if you hear one beep means the memory is fine and the system is working still no display means then check if the display card is addon or motherboard built in if addon change the addon card if built in contact chiplevel service person also check the ponit cable connected firmly to the computer with 2 screws on the cable tightened to the cpu

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Dell 4600 no monitor signal

Hey Tony,
If you haven't already: pull all pci cards:
If you pull the ram, and you get no beeps at post, it's likely the main board. Does the pc beep at all? with or without ram? If not, likely the main board. Sorry. Hope this helps...

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Dell dimension 4600C

If you have access to another computer try your monitor with the other computer. If your monitor works with the other computer then the problem is with your computer. Also try your computer with a different monitor. If it works then the problem is with your monitor. This process will determine where the problem lies. Is this an LCD or CRT monitor? If a CRT don't open the case. You could get shocked. You can buy a used CRT at Goodwill or a computer re-cycler for $10.00 to $20.00. If it is an expensive LCD get an estimate on repair. Repair may be cheaper than buying a new one. If the problem is with your computer it could be trouble with the graphics card.

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Data is not sent to the monitor

The first thing to do is to pay attention for "beep" when your press the power button (or the reset button) to turn the computer on or reboot it. The beeps that a PC makes tells you a lot about the state of your computer. I couldn't quote for you the exact beeps to listen for, but your manual for your motherboard may tell you. Different beep pattersn tell you what is wrong with a computer.

I think for many common motherboards it is something like 4 beeps to tell you the graphics card has failed. Don't quote me, but that is at least along the lines of how it works if not the exact number.

If you're getting no display after starting your computer make sure you hear one beep. Then, listen for other activity. If you're computer has a floppy drive, listen for the 'floppy seek'. Otherwise, listen for hard drive activity. If it sounds as though there's activity along those lines but still no signal/display on the monitor perhaps check the cable between your PC and the monitor. Never hurts to just make sure the monitor is turned on of course.

If your monitor is on, and the cables are connected securely I wold restart the computer again and check for the beeps. I would be certain to count them and check the manual. Your graphics card may have failed if you hear abnormal beeps (more than one as one is usually the healthy indicator). If you hear no beeps then the PC is not even getting in as far as testing it's devices and could quite possibly be a motherboard failure.

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Black screen with error codes

I think the msg you are seeing is just the default monitor message when there is no video to display. Here is a list of common beep codes: Are you getting the one long beep at each restart?

Beep Code: Description of Problem: No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

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Dead pc

try to remove all external device connected to your computer. just leave the keyboad, mouse and monitor connected.
restart computer.
if still a blank screen
remove everything connected to your computer (mouse kyeboard and monitor) restart if nothing happens
open your computer and remove all devices (hard drive, optical drives, memory... restart,,, you should be hearing beeping sounds indicating motherboard is looking for memory. try putting back 1 memory at a time and checking all mem slot. to identify if one of the memory could be causing the blank screen. if both memory will not work try to use known good working memory. if you dont get to hear the beeping sound using a known good working memory. your memory is the problem.
give me more info

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