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I attempted to add a secondary hard drive, did so, truned it back on and got 3 long beeps, no monitor action, removed the secondary, turned it back on w/ the original that hadnt been moved and still got three long beeps w/ no monitor action at all. What do I do to it?

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3 long beeps means that there has been memory failure. You may have accidentaly knocked your memory sticks out of place when you opened up your computer. Try taking them out and putting the memory sticks back in, this should fix your problem.
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Posted on Sep 05, 2010

  • JK77 Sep 06, 2010

    Thank you for leading me in that direction. The problem was that a small black piece of plastic broke off the end of the slot for the memory stick leaving it with a bad connection.

    Thanks Rocco

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