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Startup 3 beeps then monitor tries to turn on but nothing what is it/?

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RAM sticks are having problem.Just open the CPU cover and clean the RAM slots and refix RAMs. You can put one by one if you have multiple RAMs. check with different RAM slots.If you still get this sound you need to get new RAMs

RAM will look like as in below picture

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Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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SOURCE: ASRock K7S41 / K7S41GX, sound 3 Beeps 3 times, then power off automatically

I had 3 beeps, pause, 3beeps, pause and so on.

Defective SMD transistor near the ATX power connector. Original is a 2SB1202 (marking B1202).
I bought a 2SB1203 which is stronger and soldered it in. The K7S41GX board runs as fresh as from the dealer.

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SOURCE: Sony pcv-rz22g startup long beeps nothing on screen

Long beeps appears that VGA card are not connected properly. check on it. if not tells us how many beeps you hear...

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please remove your RAM and fix it again correctly

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Screen went blank, have yellow indicator on monitor, try to reboot, getting three beeps, nothing more.


One beep during startup is "good", but THREE is not good.

Three beeps means a hardware fault -- probably that the video-adapter on your computer has failed.

Connect the monitor to another desktop/laptop, to confirm that it still works.

Turn the computer off, and disconnect the power-cord.
Remove all the RAM, and then re-insert just one stick.
Reconnect the power, and try to boot.
If you still get THREE beeps, turn it off.
Disconnect the power-cord, and reinsert the remaining RAM sticks.

If you still have the problem, then it's time to replace the video-card on your computer. Take the computer to a computer-store, so that they can sell you a video-card that will be compatible with your motherboard.
Hopefully, if you buy the video-card from them, they will install it for a modest fee -- ask them.

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My bios speaker will beep on startup but nothing more. What avenue should I approach to get past this part of startup?


First you need to know which BIOS you have and how many beeps it is producing... these beeps are the POST - Power On Self Test. They tell us if there are problems such as missing keyboard, video card not working, memory faults etc...

Then you need to go to the appropriate BIOS site and see what the number of beeps mean.

If it is a single beep - it means all is well...
As you are not getting anything more you should check to see if the Hard Drive (HD) light flashes - if so - the HD is probably operating ok and loading your system but there is either a problem with your monitor or video card... borrow another monitor and see if that helps...

But it all depends on the number of beeps you get and what kind - long and short beeps (like morse code).

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My monitor goes to sleep mode at startup & can't access safe mode


Turn the computer off, open the case and remove the RAM. Does the computer beep when you turn it on with no RAM? If not, your motherboard is dead.

If your computer beeps, turn it off again and try putting one stick of RAM in. If the computer doesn't turn on normally, try the other stick of RAM.

Also, try taking out the video card and putting it back in.

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If your video is running off the card then remove the cable and plug it into onboard vga. Then remove the card from the slot. That should solve it then you will need to reinstall drivers for video card. If your monitor is running from onboard video then you will need to remove the card then try turning it on.

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Computer beeps 3 time when turned on.


normally 3 beeps (might be one long and two short) means it's the video card, try another slot if possible.

If no other slot is available, then clean the contacts off the graphics card with a #2 pencil eraser, taking care not to touch the contacts afterward, and then re-insert the card.

if still nothing, try another video card.

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