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My pc gives me 1 long beep and 2 short beeps when i turn on but screen stays black

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Having it turned off restart it and keep pressing the F8 key. A repair screen should appear if the hard drive is any good. If not your hard drive has failed

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Hi names Rui, i question for you does your PC give a beeping sound when you turn it on? if does can you tell me how many beeps it gives?

if it give a designated number of beeps this might be the problem i will give you a chart so you can differentiate the warning beeps you hear.

warning beeps:

1 Short Beep DRAM refresh failure
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10 Short Beep CMOS shutdown read/write error
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BIOS AWARD

1 long beep and 2 shorts -- Video error
2 short beeps -- non-fatal error.
1 beep corto -- OK.

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1 short beep -- Memory error.
2 short beeps -- ECC error.
3 short beeps -- Memory error.
4 short beeps -- change atery
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6 beeps cortos -- bad keyboard.
7 beeps cortos -- video memory bad.
8 beeps cortos -- video bad.
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1-1-2 beeps -- Problem with cpu/motherboard.
1-1-3 beeps -- Cmos issue.
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BIOS IBM

1 short beep -- Post normal, ok!.
2 short beeps -- POST error, will show on screen.
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