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When i press the on button, the fan comes on and three beeps that follow and nothing else happens.

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Three beeps indicates a ram (random access memory) problem remove on at a time ensureing the computer is switched off and power cable removed leave it for 10 mins before opening the comp as there could still be electricity or static inside the unit.

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