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Computers mother board gives a long beep without ram inserted, then makes no noise once ram is inserted and nothing else installed. is this normal?

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If it has nothing else at all installed in it, then yes it is. The long beep tells you something is not right in boot sequences.

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Is the computer completing post? This is indicated normally by a single beep after the power button is turned on. On most computers the beep is proceeded by a post screen with the manufactures logo. If the computer is not getting this far, unplug everything but the memory and video. This should cause the computer to give a no hard drive or OS error. If not pull all the memory, this should cause the computer to give a series of beeps (because there is no memory installed). If this does not work either, you could have a bad mother board or power supply.

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If your computer has a black screen and not booting to desktop


Normally if the computer has the black display then follow these steps:
1) disconnect the pwr cord form the back of the computer //
2) disconnect the printer and the internet cord//
3)hold the pwr button for 1 min and then release// this is called "pwr drain" when the pwr cord is disconnected//
4)connect the pwr cord and restart the computer and see if it boots or not.
5)if not then disconnect the pwr cord again and open the side pannel of the computer//
6)on the mother board you will find the RAM (MEMORY CARD) which will be approx 6 inch long", take out the card/s and plug the pwr cord and restart the computer//
7) if you get the beep sound then the mother board is ok and if you do not get the beep sound then the problem could be mother board//
8)if getting the beep sound then fix the RAM CARD properly and restsrt the computer// it shoul boot//
note** during all this process make sure that the pwr cord is pulled out when you put your hand inside the computer or else you can get power shock..

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When I turn on my packard bell ixtreme 6052 nothing appears yet it does see computer but does not even go to bios and harddrive read light remains on and harddrive is constantly ticking like it's...


This could be lots of things (bad HD, bad Mother board, bad RAM,etc...) first you need to narrow down the possible cause, open the computer, take out every thing that can be unplugged (I MEAN EVERYTHING) RAM, PCI cards, VIDEO cards, all storages HD, CD ROM, etc... just leave the CPU and power supply plugged in, than power up the computer and listen for BEEP's if you hear a series of BEEP's this means the CPU, power supply and mother board are GOOD, than (with power OFF each time) re-install the components you taken out (ONE at a time) to see which device causes the system crash... I've seen a modem card causing a system mall function once rediculous but true...

Good luck!

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I have A dell gx270 desktop computer . i was searching on internet . Suddenly system hangs . When i restart computer it hangs on dell logo . i tried many time but it hangs on dell logo . i changed ram ,...


Firstly, make sure you installed the video card (if it has one) back into the same slot it was removed from.
If you are using on-board video, check the CPU is firmly seated into it's socket, you may have to remove the CPU fan to check this.
Next, check your RAM sticks again. Most (about 98%) of boot up issues arise from incorrectly seated ram sticks or ram sticks that have developed connection issues.
When you boot the machine, does it make any beeping noises..?
Usually, a single beep means all is ok. If you hear multiple beeps, then the bios is telling you about a possible fault and you should count the beeps for number and duration (long beeps or short beeps and how many of each and in what order)
Remove the ram and using some very fine emery cloth, gently remove any oxidisation from the contact pads to return them back to bright metal, then re install them making sure they are seated all the way down and the locking clips are fully seated too.
If you still have boot issues, I would suspect the ram sticks first and have them checked by installing them in another compatible machine, either a friends or at a repair shop.
I would suspect the board last so if the ram sticks check out as good, have a closer look at any other cards that may be installed, especially video cards and internal modems but also check out any network cards that may be installed..
If you are still not getting any display on the monitor, take the machine to a service centre or computer shop as they have the specialist equipment to check out the board electronically ( boot cards, scopes etc).
Let me know how you go and what you find..
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reset cmos by removing battery from mother board then insert battery.
check ram. then restart the computer.

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What you were trying to do tried to remove the RAM and boot your pc. Buddy once you remove your RAM you are going to get long beeps as it tells there is no RAM on mother board and it won't boot. Just install back all the things and let me know how many beeps you are getting and what type short and long.

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When starting up the computer, I get 5 short beeps then continous


These beeps seem to show that your system did not detect any RAM (memory) modules connected to it. Please check.

  1. Open the CPU case (turn the PC off first)
  2. Remove the RAMs from the slot.
  3. Turn ON your computer without the RAMs installed. Then observe if it gives the same beeps. If it is the same, then the RAMs might fail to register.
  4. Try to plug in carefully the RAMs in place. If you have 2 RAM modules, try to test 1 RAM at a time to see if the combination of the 2 mess up your system.

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By nothing else, from a technical standpoint this would mean literally nothing, the CPU fan, power supply fan, aux fan, disk drive not spinning up, etc. My experience with EMachines is their motherboards aint the best, have been known to take out hard drives and other peripherals to the mother board. If you are technically inclined the first thing to do is to bare out the system, Power Supply attached to the Mother Board w/ Cpu Monitor and Keyboard no Hard Drive and no Non esential boards installed, very carefully remove the memory and start it up all should be fine except it should give you a long beep from the PC Speaker indicating the Mother Board is aware there is no memory installed if it will not do this most basic of tests this is not good. If it does give you a health beep continue to install one item at a time, first the memory, the display should, if working, tell you there is a boot failure, of course, the hard drive is not connected, do so and keep on testing. Without knowing what type of mother board you have, most likely an AT with integrated peripherials the process to determine exactly what the problem is would take hands on trouble shooting. If you dont get the beep indicating the mother board cant determine if memory is installed and truley nothing else is on it is more likely the mother board. There are several good ones online that will fit your case if you want to go this route. Or is it time to upgrade ?

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