Power On LED Carl?
I ask that because most Power Supply's that HP uses, have an LED on the back also.
(HiPro, Delta, and Bestec)
The LED is now working as a diagnostic LED.
(Light Emitting Diode, so stating LED light, is redundant)
The beeps you hear are BIOS Beep Codes.
The computer's way of telling you something is wrong, and an area to look into for it.
As stated, it's a Code.
3 Short beeps,...pause, 3 Short beeps,...pause, etc.
With the Power On LED blinking 2 times, then a pause; indicates,
A) Computer is dirty inside. To include Power Supply
Computer is unplugged from power, Anti-Static Procedures are FOLLOWED; and a can or two of compressed air for computers, is used to clean it out.
I have a procedure to follow if you are interested.
B) Processor (CPU) fan is not seated correctly, and/or is Not functioning, or functioning properly.
Case open, and computer on; see if the Processor fan is;
2) Looks to be spinning the proper speed.
No, I don't expect you to count the Revolutions per Minute, lol!
My reference is a general one. If the Processor fan looks to be turning slowly, you'll know it
3) Processor fan spins intermittently. Spin, slow down, stop....spin, etc.
C) Thermal Paste in-between Processor, and the finned Heatsink that sits on it, has dried up.
Lost it's thermal conductivity properties.
Top of Processor, and Bottom of Heatsink; MUST be THOROUGHLY cleaned, and fresh, new Thermal Paste applied.
I have a procedure for this too.
I can guide you step by step.
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