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5 beeps my hp compaq d530 cmt wont start up. as i switch it on, it would beep 5 times then pauses for a while, then beeps 5 times more and so on. pls help

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  • skokurt Aug 09, 2008

    the problem started after a normal operation the night before. tried removing and re inserting each component of the mother board, including the ram chips. i'll try to remove and re insert the ram chips though. but if this does not woork, does it mean my ram chips are bad?thanks randy v.

  • annieg33 Jan 05, 2009

    I hav recently moved and my HP Compaq d530 took a knock, i have just set it up and when turning it on it sounds 5 beeps, pauses then repeats. Could something have come loose or this a major problem?

  • talkingg2den Jan 25, 2009

    my hp has got 5beeps then a pause n it cannot start it happened after a well night operation



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Do you have the RAM chips installed in the right socket, and the right way?

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    Randy Villalobos Aug 09, 2008

    Not exactly.
    It could also mean



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3 blinks 1 second apart = Processor not installed (not an indicator for a bad processor).

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