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Motherboard beeping I would like to know the meaning of a repeting long beep and also of the 2 short beeps from my VIA 880PT LA motherboard. I dont have the manual any more. When I start my computer,I gate this beep from my motherboard and nothing come on Thank you

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  • Danieldt Mar 11, 2008

    thank you for your advice

  • G0okie Dec 07, 2008

    When I turn the computer on, the tower beeps and the monitor just tells me that it's working.

  • bjdude18 Dec 24, 2008

    that was exactly my problem with my acer 1640z

  • kalani1982 Jan 09, 2009

    The computer emit a long continuous beep; the monitor shows that it is working but it says to check the computer. Nothing works.



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Reseat the memory chips.

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I had the same problem with my HP Media Center PC. When I turned it on, the power light and fans would come on but I would just get beeps. After doing much research, here's what I did:
(First make sure your fans are running, because overheating will cause this problem)

1) Start by disconnecting the power cord. Then disconnect everything from the computer except the power cord. Then plug the power cord back in and turn on the computer. Obviously your monitor won't be connected so you won't see anything, but if the beeps don't come on and the computer sounds like it's booting up normally, then you know the problem was with one of your devices (like the keyboard or mouse was faulty, etc.). If your computer is still beeping, go to step 2-

2) Unplug the power cord and open the side panel of the computer. Blow all the dust out of the fans and the inside. Now, carefully with the side panel still open, plug the power cord back in and try to start it. If you still get beeping, go to step 3-

3) Power computer down, remove power cord, and just carefully check all your connections on the inside. Check to make sure all connections are snug and all cards and devices are plugged in properly. Then plug your power cord back in and try to power it up again.

I did this and on step 3 discovered that there was a loose connection going to my hard drive. Also, there was a lot of dust inside my computer, and from all the articles I read beforehand I knew that dust or overheating can all cause the beeping problem.

I am not a professional, just a tinkerer! I hope this helps you. If this does not work, you can go to the HP tech site (or support for whatever your computer is) and look up your beep codes- many computers send out beeps in certain codes to point you to the exact nature of the problem.

Hope this helps!

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Check the beeps code at this page:

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Delete 'system 32'

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