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My computer makes 1 long beep and three short beeps on startup. No signal to monitor. monitor checks out ok on another computer, so does my video card and cable. could I have a problem in the motherboard?

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This code is an indication that your video card has a problem.
Try removing it and putting it back in. Make sure it's properly seated (that's probably the problem)

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3 beeps on startup


Below are IBM BIOS Beep codes that can occur. However, because of the wide variety of models shipping with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary. Beep Code Description Document No Beeps No Power, Loose Card, or Short. CH000312 1 Short Beep Normal POST, computer is ok. No problem 2 Short Beep POST error, review screen for error code. See screen Continuous Beep No Power, Loose Card, or Short. CH000607 Repeating Short Beep No Power, Loose Card, or Short. CH000607 One Long and one Short Beep Motherboard issue. CH000607 One Long and Two Short Beeps Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue. CH000607 One Long and Three Short Beeps. Video (EGA) Display Circuitry. CH000607 Three Long Beeps Keyboard / Keyboard card error. CH000304 One Beep, Blank or Incorrect Display Video Display Circuitry. CH000607

Mar 26, 2013 | IBM ThinkPad Computers & Internet

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Lots of beeps on startup of HP Pavilion DV6000 entertainment pc


Beep Codes
Beep signal Additional indicators Meaning








one long, two short beeps
  • System board failure
  • Video adapter problem
  • LCD assembly failure

Jul 07, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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No signal on monitor, vga tested and ok


Did you check your monitor with other system or individually. If it works fine in these conditions then the issue belongs to your pc.
First of all, you have to confirm that is it the problem of VGA itself or the motherboard. For this, you have to see that does system beep when you start it because system with beeps having the error and the beep sound with continuous or 2-3 beeps relate with different issues. I am going to write down the beep conditions.

1 short beep Normal POST - system is ok 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

Mar 11, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I have recently built a new PC with an Asus P8H61-M and upon turning the PC on I am recieving no Visual on either of my monitors


Hello

If this is the first time to turn you on your computer check first the power supply of your computer if connected to their proper connector. Check your memory if clip properly in there memory slot. If you are using Video Card check it if it is properly connected to the connector. Then connect your VGA connector at the back of your computer when you have video card connect the VGA Cable of you monitor to the video card VGA output if does not have connect it with the onboard VGA output. Then press the power switch if the unit is still no visual in monitor try to search or hear a beeping sound in your computer by its on board buzzer. Find which beep you hear from your computer.

No Beep- No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
One Short Beep- Normal Post,, Computer is OK.
2 Short Beep- POST error, review screen for error code
Continues Beep- No power, Loose Card, or Short
Repeating Short Beep- No Power Loose Card or Short
One Long And Short Beep- Motherboard Issue
One Long and Two Short Beep- Video (mono/CGA Display Circuitry) Issue.
One long and three short beep- Video (EGA) Display Circuitry
Three Long Beep- Keyboard/ Keyboard Card Error
One Beep, Blank or Incorrect Display -Video Display Circuitry

Hope this help with your problem. Keep on touch in fixya

Jul 19, 2011 | ASUS P8H61M Intel H61 TX Motherboard

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Beeps on startup but no video and continues to have long beeps with no video


Check the the cpu, ram and video card are seated properly. If they all are, then the board is defective and will need to be replaced.

Mar 05, 2011 | Abit NF8-V Motherboard

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Getting a single beep upon startup, no video signal going to monitor.


One beep means everything posted right
I would start with the video card and pull
it out of socket then reinsert it you could
have a bad card or bad cable or the
mother board cant handle vcard

No Beeps






Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

Jan 14, 2011 | ASUS M4A77TD Pro Motherboard AM3 AMD 770...

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What does 4 beeps mean on startup?


here is a link to all the beep codes this should help you


http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

hope that is ok

Feb 10, 2010 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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My bios speaker will beep on startup but nothing more. What avenue should I approach to get past this part of startup?


First you need to know which BIOS you have and how many beeps it is producing... these beeps are the POST - Power On Self Test. They tell us if there are problems such as missing keyboard, video card not working, memory faults etc...

Then you need to go to the appropriate BIOS site and see what the number of beeps mean.

If it is a single beep - it means all is well...
As you are not getting anything more you should check to see if the Hard Drive (HD) light flashes - if so - the HD is probably operating ok and loading your system but there is either a problem with your monitor or video card... borrow another monitor and see if that helps...

But it all depends on the number of beeps you get and what kind - long and short beeps (like morse code).

If this helped you at all please vote!

Oct 06, 2009 | Asrock M266A Motherboard

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Black screen with error codes


I think the msg you are seeing is just the default monitor message when there is no video to display. Here is a list of common beep codes: Are you getting the one long beep at each restart?

Beep Code: Description of Problem: No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

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