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Yesterday my computer stopped booting. Now all it does is give a long beep tone every 3 to 4 seconds. I've swapped known working memory, replaced cables to my drives , removed and reinstalled the CPU, pulled and replugged cards. Nothing seems to make a difference. Do you have any more suggestions as to what the problem may be?

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Make sure the RAM is seated properly
Test or Replace your PSU then test all leads that are attached to your hard drive sounds like a faulty lead of some sorts then
try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your
(motherboard to hard drive)
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty because a computer has to have an end to the circuit any fulty leads will lead to no boot up
hope this helps

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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Since reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer. If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other stick

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Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards. Information about ESD and proper grounding techniques are found on our ESD help page.


Remove added memory


If you've recently added or tried to add additional memory to the computer and have started getting these beeps. Remove all new memory you've added to the computer. If the computer works fine after removing the new memory you're encountering either an incompatibility or defective new memory.

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Swap memory location


If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory. If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.


If you have more than one stick of memory try removing all but one stick of memory and boot the computer. If this does not resolve the issue try removing that stick of memory and try one of the other sticks of memory.


Try another computers memory


If you have access to another computer that uses the same memory, try using its known good memory in your computer.

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Replace memory


If it is determined the memory in the computer is bad we suggest that you replace it.

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Open computer and reseat memory
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