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Beep Beep Beep

Hi,
After 3 months away I came back and turned on my pc, just got BEEPs... tried again,.. It started ok... turned it offand tried again..BEEPs... another try... ok... but now... nothing but BEEPs.

Any clues please.

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  • jrh713 May 22, 2008

    Hi,



    It is a set of 4 or 5 equal beeps.



    Thanks

  • jrh713 May 23, 2008

    Thanks Kidxxxx



    Yes... all made sense to me.







    Thanks very much... I will let you know which it was.

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How many beeps? There should be a sequence of beeps. Are they all the same, or are some short beeps and some long? Please clarify so I may help you further.

Posted on May 22, 2008

  • Eric Smale
    Eric Smale May 23, 2008

    From AMI BIOS:





    4 short

    System timer failure

    The system clock/timer
    IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory




    5 short

    Processor error

    The system CPU has failed
    So it sounds as if your processor is having trouble, the clock chip is bad or one of your memory modules is failing/bad. First thing I would do is pull memory. Insert one module at a time to isolate. If indeed it is the clock/timer IC, a motherboard replacement will be in order. If it is the CPU, try to remove it and reinsert. Then do a reboot. If the beeps are still there, then it could be a bad CPU. Since the memory and CPU are technically external components of the motherboard, you can isolate them by replacing them with known-good items. The clock/timer problem is not so easy as it is built onto the motherboard. Please let me know if my solution(s) helped you.


  • Eric Smale
    Eric Smale May 23, 2008

    Or if you need me to clarify what I want you to do. I'm tired and what I wrote makes sense to me, but that doesn't mean it makes sense to you! LOL

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