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Can you please help me my son has a asus VIA KT400/333 motherboard in his pc. he turned it on and it gave out 5 loud beeps (1 long and 4 short) then it said there was no signal to the moniter, if you could please advise to what this is l can get it rectified. hope you> can help. thanks

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Beeping sound on power up indicates a hardware problem with the PC. Depending on the sequence and number of beeps, this could indicate either a problem with the Video card and/or the memory. Initially, you can try removing both and clean the little gold contacts/pins with the use of a pencil eraser. Thereafter, re-seat them back to their appropriate slots and pls ensure that they are seated correctly. In some models, the video card is built-in to the motherboard and therefore the only user serviceable component would be the memory.

Should the cleaning be not corrective, then a replacement would be required.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Apr 25, 2008


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P4VM890 - 3 long beeps

1) Son follow Anti-Static Procedures?

Ram Memory could be cr@p now if not.

To include motherboard, processor, and graphics card; IF used.

2) All power cables attached to motherboard, AND tightly?

3) AMI BIOS 2.3.1

BIOS Beep Code - 3 Beeps
Indicates Ram Memory failure.

Cracked motherboard at ram memory slots, due to too much pressure being applied to motherboard, while in computer case?

Cracked motherboard at ram memory slots due to, user inadvertently had ram memory turned around backwards; and tried to install?
(Locating Notch was not lined up with Locating Lug, in ram memory slot)

4) We all get in a hurry sometimes, and make mistakes.
(Seen those commercials? Ha!)

Is there a 'stick' of ram memory in Slot 1? (DIMM 1)
That is the ram memory slot the Processor reads first.

5) I gotta' tell ya, Fred; I think we are dealing with a Static shock issue here, or cracked motherboard.

Was working, then ram memory removed/reinstalled; and now Not working.

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THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:

1 beep - computer ok
continous beeps / long beeps - memory error
continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios
1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error

or this might help

you can check out this list


1 short - Computer ok
2 short - RAM failure
3 short - Parity RAM failure
4 short - System timer failure
5 short - Motherboard failure
6 short - Keyboard controller error
7 short - CPU failure
8 short - Video RAM failure
9 short - ROM BIOS error
10 short - CMOS read/write error
11 short - Cache RAM error
1 short, 3 long - Memory failure
1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure

Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.


1 long - Memory error
1 long, 2 short - Video error
1 long, 3 short - Video failure
Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure

note that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.

Standard IBM beep codes.

No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure
1 short - System is ok
2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen)
Repeating short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure
1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error
3 long - Keyboard error

Pheonix beep codes

1-1-3 CMOS memory failure
1-1-4 BIOS failure
1-2-1 System timer error
1-2-2 Motherboard error
1-2-3 Motherboard error
1-3-1 Motherboard error
1-4-1 Motherboard error
1-4-2 Memory error
2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps)
3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps)
3-2-4 Keyboard controller error
3-3-4 Video adapter failure
4-2-4 Expansion card failure
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure
4-4-1 Serial port error
4-4-2 Parallel port error
4-4-3 Math co-processor error

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Hello here is some beep codes:

Beep CodeDescriptions 1 short DRAM refresh failure 2 short Parity circuit failure 3 short Base 64K RAM failure 4 short System timer failure 5 short Process failure 6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error 7 short Virtual mode exception error 8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure 9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure 10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error 11 short Cache Memory error 1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure 1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed
My guess is you have a ram/memory module failure.
Try to renew the ram module.

The asus homepage is here:

Here you can download a manual.
Please unzip the file when downloaded.

Your mainboard is using following type of ram:

Dual Channel Memory Architecture
4 x 184-pin DIMM Sockets support max. 4GB
PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 non-ECC DDR SDRAM memory

These module does not exist bigger than 1GB.

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Ram beep but no display bios jumper is clear stat bios jumper is normal then no start machine

Please see this as reference

Continuous long beeps-RAM error
2 short beeps- BIOS error
1 long and 8 short beeps- Display Card error
1 long beep after few seconds 2 short beeps-FDC error
1 long beep after few seconds 1 short beeps-FDC is Ok
1 long beep and 2 short beeps-Display Card Error

Most probable cause is Ram memory, please try removing modules and reinserting, also try using alternately just one of them to determine which one is defective.

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My pc cann't turn on and the charger and the battery works

first check your ram, disconnect ram and turn on your pc??is there any beep??usually 1 long and 2 short beep, if yes it mean your ram was broken, change your ram with new one, if no beep it mean your motherboard was broken, change motherboard
i hope this helpful
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I have motherboad asus P5S800-VM and I get a beep when I turn and after about 5 seconds I get like 5 consecutive short beeps, can you help please. thanks

I hate giving a bad diagnosis as I am afraid that you will not respond to the post well or give me a poor rating. But never the less, I will give you the information that you have requested.
5 beeps whether you have an AMI or Phoenix BIOS means that there is a CPU error. That does not mean that the processor is dead, you may be able to reseat the processor in the socket and get the computer back up and running.
I am just telling it like it is, 5 beeps means CPU error.
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.
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1 long and 5 short beeps

Check the video card and make sure it is fully seated. Check the memory chips and make sure they are fully seated. Usually the beeps are caused by bad/loose video card or memory.

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I get 2 short beeps, break and then lots of short beeps and no display. what must I do? VIA VT 82C694T board

this is due to a hardware error.
if possible for you please remove all RAM slots and reinsert them properly and check if there is any display
if not please visit your computer manufactureres service center and get it checked

Thnx and i hope this helps
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You really aren't giving much info, so here are some beep - codes, also make sure nothing came loose on the motherboard or other components ( do this ONLY if you know how ) Safety first.

BIOS Beep Sound core list


1 short(Beep) System booting is normally.
2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error
1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR
1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error
1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error
Long(Beep) continuous DRAM hasn't inset correctly.
Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has problem.


1 short(Beep) DRAM Flash Error
2 short(Beep) DRAM ECC Check Error
3 short(Beep) DRAM Detect Fail
5 short(Beep) CPU Error
6 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
8 short(Beep) Display card memory Error
9 short(Beep) ROM Error
1 long - 3 short(Beep) DRAM Damage
1 long - 8 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error

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4 seconds long beep

I think that either you have a bad power supply or it is not connected properly. I suppose it could also not be supplying enough power.

Try disconnecting all of the connections to the Motherboard and reconnecting them. Make sure they seat properly. Try a new power supply. You can get a good one from

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