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HP Pavilion Media Center a1510 PC desktop, one long beep pause and one long beep keeps repeating, fans and lights working. Is it worth fixing?

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One beep means a problem with your processor (CPU). You can try to reset it (there is(are) clip(s) on the side that hold it down to the socket). Unplug everything from your computer before opening. You may need to remove the heat sink on top of the CPU; get some thermal paste to put on the CPU before you replace it. Lift up the clip, make sure the CPU is correctly oriented (one corner is marked) and press it back down. Spread new thermal paste and replace the CPU cooler. Try rebooting the computer. If that doesn't work, you should try a new CPU - match to the socket on the motherboard. Unfortunately, if you use Windows, you will probably need to contact them to ensure that the OS key is valid.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(if your computer is really old or was cheap, replacing it with a new machine may be easier. Pull the old hard drive and either install it as a slave drive in the new machine or use a hard drive enclosure (IDE or SATA to USB or eSATA if that is on the new machine), a hard drive dock (SATA) or a IDE/SATA/USB dongle (that lets you connect a bare drive out in the open to the USB port) to get your data from the old computer.)

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