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Computer beeps 3 time when turned on.

Computer was on line and then went dark. turned unit off then back on got cooling fan and 3 beeps.but, nothing on the monitor. i cleaned out cpu and removed graphic card and restarted all worked well for one day now same problem.

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Normally 3 beeps (might be one long and two short) means it's the video card, try another slot if possible.

If no other slot is available, then clean the contacts off the graphics card with a #2 pencil eraser, taking care not to touch the contacts afterward, and then re-insert the card.

if still nothing, try another video card.

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