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Try to check the ram and display card for proper installation. and remember to urn off your pc before you open it.. if your pc is still under warrenty i suggest you not to open and call for assistance. if you are not technically experienced with hardware consult your local hardware engineer.

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Has no video display. Beep codes are all same length, interval between beeps vary. Beep-long space-beep-short space-beep-short space-beep-long space-beep.


it's likely a problem with your motherboard and specifically your video card component on it.. you could add a new video board in one of the expansion slots as a workaround, although if the motherboard is completely gone what you will need to do to solve the issue is to have it serviced or replaced. It might cost half what you paid for your computer if it's a relatively new computer or might not be worth the repair if it's an old computer.

If you post the computer make and model we can help you find the beep codes for more specifics, that's the real way to find out what the beep codes mean in your specific case.

Sep 16, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Computer POST and beep codes The computer power on self test (POST) will test...


Computer POST and beep codes
The computer power on self test (POST) will test your computer to make sure it can boot properly(test hardware and sys requirements), once it does the computer will then finish the boot process. Normally, if your computer passes the POST test it will beep once or possibly twice. If the computer fails the POST then it will either not beep at all or generate a beep code.

The beep code you receive can indicate what may be wrong with your computer. The beep codes vary depending on your motherboard BIOS manufacturer(AMI, Award, Phoenix). You can find what BIOS you are using by paying attention to the BIOS screen when your computer boots up. It should tell you what brand BIOS.

You can usually find the meaning of your beep code by doing a simple google search i.e "phoenix beep codes". Below, I have provided links to sites which go over beep codes and their respective meaning.

AMI BIOS Beep Codes
Award BIOS Beep Codes
Phoenix BIOS Beep Codes

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on Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Computer error beep codes


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

you can now simply analyze if what is the problem of your computer...

on Feb 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Short beep long beep


1 long, 1 short beepSystem board problem When your computer boots up, the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) performs an all-systems Power On Self-Test (POST).
The POST tests your computer's most important components, including the motherboard itself, the system's memory and the video card.
If the computer deviates from its standard beep, it may indicate a very serious problem with your computer, or it may simply indicate that you need to replace a system fan or a memory stick. BIOS beep codes vary according to manufacturer.

Start your computer.
Pay attention to the number of beeps and the length of the beeps.
There are short and long beeps.
Write down your observations.
Write down the BIOS type if this information is on your screen.
Consult your computer documentation if you don't know what type of motherboard you have.
Visit your computer manufacturer's support website for your computer model if you purchased a pre-built machine.


Look up your BIOS manufacturer (AMI, Award and Phoenix, for example) at a BIOS beep code website such as 5StarSupport, PC Hell or PC Guide (see Below).
Match the your computer's beep code with the beep code listing for your BIOS manufacturer.
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/beep_codes.htm
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

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No boot - short beep, long beep (it is not a memory problem)


When your computer boots up, the Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) performs an all-systems Power On Self-Test (POST).
The POST tests your computer's most important components, including the motherboard itself, the system's memory and the video card.
If the computer deviates from its standard beep, it may indicate a very serious problem with your computer, or it may simply indicate that you need to replace a system fan or a memory stick. BIOS beep codes vary according to manufacturer.

Start your computer.
Pay attention to the number of beeps and the length of the beeps.
There are short and long beeps.
Write down your observations.
Write down the BIOS type if this information is on your screen.
Consult your computer documentation if you don't know what type of motherboard you have.
Visit your computer manufacturer's support website for your computer model if you purchased a pre-built machine.


Look up your BIOS manufacturer (AMI, Award and Phoenix, for example) at a BIOS beep code website such as 5StarSupport, PC Hell or PC Guide (see Below).
Match the your computer's beep code with the beep code listing for your BIOS manufacturer.
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/beep/index.htm
http://www.5starsupport.com/info/beep_codes.htm
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

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When rebooted computer beeps 3 times and will not turn on


Is it a long beep or a short beep? 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 before it was able to display any kind of error information on the monitor.

Follow the steps below to determine what system problem the beep code is representing.
Difficulty: AverageTime Required: Anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours depending on the cause of the beep code

Here's How:

  1. Power on the computer or restart it if it's already on.

  2. Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.

    Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're not likely to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.

  3. Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.

    Important: Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short and if the beeping repeats or not. There is a big difference between a "beep-beep-beep" beep code and a "beep-beep" beep code.

    This is all important information that will help determine what issue the beep codes are representing.

  4. What steps you take to solve a particular beep code will differ depending on the BIOS manufacturer.

    Choose the correct beep code troubleshooting guide below based on your motherboard'sBIOS manufacturer:

    Tip: Not sure what brand of BIOS is on your motherboard? See this How To Determine Your Motherboard BIOS Manufacturer guide for some helpful advice.

Tips:

  1. Still can't figure out what the beep codes mean? Let a community of computer support enthusiasts help out! Post the details of your problem in the PC Support Forum.

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What are the elitegroup Computer system Beep error codes


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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I hear beeping tone in my cpu when i plug it


When the computer makes those funny sound via the system speaker, it's not doing it because it wants to be heard. The computer is trying to talk to the operator/technician and tell them what's wrong.


So here are some codes to give you an idea of what might be wrong with your PC.



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

Nov 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Cusl2-c motherboard problem, no clue what it is


can you give me the beeps explanation. All computers have a standard "beep code" this is a standard code to determine the problems in boot up. Long beeps, short beeps, intermittent beeps all mean something. Can you give me your best definition of the beep codes ? long, short, quick successive beeps etc also can you give the nake and model of the computer.
Chris the computer doctor

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I get one long beep and one extra long beep on startup. Computer just beeps and nothing else.


The computer POST (Power On Self Test) tests the computer, insuring that it meets the necessary system requirements and that all hardware is working properly before starting the remainder of the boot process. If the computer passes the POST the computer will have a single beep (with some computer BIOS manufacturers it may beep twice) as the computer starts and the computer will continue to start normally. However, if the computer fails the POST, the computer will either not beep at all or will generate a beep code, which tells the user the source of the problem.

This issue can be caused by any of the below situations.
  1. New hardware conflicting with old hardware.
  2. Bad or failing hardware device.
  3. Connections not connected or connected properly.
  4. Recent electrical storm that caused a surge that damaged computer.
  5. Other hardware issue.
you can determine the meaning of your beeps finding out with your BIOS System installed on your machine.


Usually you probably have some memory problem.

Oct 26, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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