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It turns on beeps four times and turns off. I jus replaced the power supply.

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I've never seen a 4 beep pattern, I'd try booting with just one stick of memory and I'd remove all other power connectors except for the two main ones connected to the motherboard.

Start with the minimal amount of things connected and work your way up. Hopefully she'll crank back up.

Let me know what happens.

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  2. Open the hood, press the power button, and see if the processor fan spins. If the fan is not spinning, make sure the fan cable is plugged into the cable header on the system board, and that the fan is properly installed and seated.
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One single beep followed by three, four, or five beeps -- System-board problems, possibly with DMA, CMOS setup chip, timer, or system bus. The computer usually won't boot when this is the problem.

Two beeps -- The POST numeric code is displayed on the monitor, usually nothing to be concerned about, but you might google the code on another computer and see what you get.

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Three beeps followed by three, four, or five beeps -- Keyboard controller failed or video controller failed. Either you won't be able to see or type with this error.

Four beeps followed by three, four, or five beeps -- Problem with serial or parallel ports, system timer, or time of day. Check your BIOS settings (usually F2 at start up) to make sure everything is correct.

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Since iam not sure about the beep noise that u get....becos there are different pattern for it.

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or else it could be the power supply which is not placed in properly try unplug and placing it back again.

or let me knw the exact noise that u get is it a beep noise or clunking sound or very, quiet jet taking or Noisy fans.

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