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HP A6600f desktop, loud beep 18 secs off 10 sec, cylce repeats

HP A6600f desktop, when turned on it there is a high pitch noise for 18 seconds then off for 10 secons and the cycle continues. Any ideas?

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  • jmkr123 Apr 26, 2010

    Yes but I cant find the code for this particular beep cycle. That is what I'm hoping someone on here can tell me. Thanks for the assistance.

  • jmkr123 Apr 26, 2010

    Yes but I cant find the code for this particular beep cycle. That is what I'm hoping someone on here can tell me. Thanks for the assistance.

  • jmkr123 Apr 27, 2010

    Yes but I cant find the code for this particular beep cycle. That is what I'm hoping someone on here can tell me. Thanks for the assistance.

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The beep is a code to tell you what is wrong. POST - Power on Self Test. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power-on_self-test You can serach the web for more detail as well. Usually memory has popped loose or a connection is not seated fully.

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    Mark Zbylut Apr 27, 2010

    The POST beep error code is a series of long or short beeps. What is the pattern in the 18 second period before it repeats? Is it one long beep? Or is is something like long - long - long - short - short - long?

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