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Gateway 330s when i try boot i get 3 beeps -put the memory in another pc its ok .. i checked all cable inside they seem ok .

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  • Sir Hyperbol Nov 29, 2008

    Well the computer turns on, the green light comes on, the fan goes, the motherboard green light comes on, the cd drive works, after a pause the fan goes fairly quiet (it is noisy to start with normally) then a scrambled bleep like a loud 56k modem sound happens 3x with a slight pause between.  Then 3 beeps at the same speed and pitch.  Sometimes the scrambled modem sound happens first, then the 3 bleeps, other times just the 3 bleeps.  Removing the ram and cd drive and floppy drive power cables make no difference.

    I am fairly sure the memory is ok (untested), but with no ram in at all the exact same sequence of bleeps occurs.

    Other points, the keyboard lights up (capslock etc), and there is no video signal at all, the monitor stays in standby mode.  I have disconnected everything except the power supply to the computer (externally not inside the case), and it is the same.

    The question I suppose is what exactly does the 56k modem dial up type noise mean before the 3 bleeps if anything (and note there is no 56k modem that's the nearest thing I can compare the sound to).

    And secondly would you automatically get 3 bleeps + no video signal with no RAM in the computer at all?

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Have you checked the beep codes on the gateway website?
did they tell you the memory was bad?
If you put another memory stick in does it still beep?
Just a few ideas.

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