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What does 3 long beeps then continuously shorts beeps mean? It will just show this message own the monitor: "RV370 P/N 113-A62801-106 BIOS.

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Have you recently been inside the case or jostled it around? Is the keyboard plugged in correctly?
If you feel comfortable doing it and don't think you'll cause further damage or zap yourself, unplug the power and everything connected to the tower. Open the tower and double-check to make sure everything is snapped in tightly inside - all the cards and RAM sticks.
It has been my experience that this is usually a stick of RAM not seated properly or one of the sticks has gone bad. You can test this by removing all but one stick. If it boots off one stick, it's bad RAM. If it still doesn't boot, try the other stick of RAM by itself. If it still doesn't boot, you need to take it to someone to look at it.
Good luck! Post back here if you need more help or clarification.

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Hi,
3 long beeps means your system RAM having problem.
This error message also comes when RAM is not working properly.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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The video card has failed and you will have to replace it. Your pc has a PCI Express x16 card slot so every new card will be accepted - get the most expensive one you can afford.

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Long beep continuous


Hello,
here is a list of beep code for Award bios chip, which is the one present on you memory card:

repeated beeps - DRAM error
repeated short beeps - Power error
Repeated high & low beeps - Processor is damaged/Overheated

1 short - System boot successfull
2 short - CMOS setting error
1 long 1 short - DRAM or M/B error
1 long 2 short - Monitor or display card error
1 long 3 short - Keyboard error
1 long 9 short - BIOS ROM error

I don't remember the speed of the repeted beeps for the award bios.
But in your case if this is not a DRAM issue, you might try to check if the beeping remain the same once the cmos battery removed (the flat batterie that looks taken out of a watch).
If so this means that it needs to be replaced.

Oct 20, 2013 | MSI PM8M-V Motherboard

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Hi I am working on a abit A 17 mother board it was taken apart by my nephew. I think I have every thing back togather, but when I turn it on it beeps and shows code 92,well I think thats what the l e d box...


Hi, you can download a manual here:

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=AI7&fMTYPE=Socket 478&pPRODINFO=Manual

The fault could be the cpu, wrong type of ram, a faulty ram module
or a fault in the mainboard.
Check all the settings in the manual and the bios aswell.

Here is a list of beep codes:
Basic Beep Codes for ABIT AWARD BIOS Motherboards

  1. No beep at all - this means your motherboard is dead, either due to a defective or underpowered power supply, poorly seated CPU or RAM, or a dead-on-arrival board
  2. One beep - board is working fine
  3. One long beep then machine shuts down - faulty, improperly installed or missing CPU
  4. 1 short(Beep) System booting is normally
  5. 2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error
  6. 1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR
  7. 1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error
  8. 1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
  9. 1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error
  10. Long(Beep) continuous DRAM isn't inserted correctly
  11. Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has a problem
  12. A two-tone siren, generally caused by overheating or out of specification voltages
  13. Four beeps then machine shuts down. This is because this version of the BIOS will shut down your machine if no fan tachometer signal is detected on the fan header. Make sure you attach a fan to the FAN1 or FAN4 header or clear CMOS to reset to default (no checking).

Sep 07, 2011 | Abit AI7 Motherboard

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I have a foxconn mobo model g31mv and has a problem with the video, well it shows nothing at all. Ive changed the memory, power supply, jumped the bios and check all the wiring and nothing. So.. what...


Hi,
Try this motherboard troubleshooting beeping code first.
No beeping means short circuit,loose parts.
One beep means everything is working good.
Two beeps means CMOS error.
One long beeps,two short beeps means video problem
Three long beeps means keyboard error.
Continuous long beeps means memory not detected.
Continuous Hi-Lo beeps means processor overheat,loose blower fan heat sink.

If no beeps need to change capacitor parts of motherboard for burn, short and open leakage.

Jul 16, 2011 | Foxconn G31MV-K Motherboard

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I am repairing a computer for a friend. When I start the computer I get a continual short beeps. I have checked connections but nothing shows bad. The computer worked fine previously and I haven't...


depending on the number of beeps and their durations you can search your motherboards bios beep codes which should tell you the general area of the fail
try unplugging and re-seating memory cpu videocard / monitor
these are the usual main culprits

May 06, 2011 | AMD Athlon64 2800+, 1.8 GHz Athlon 64...

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Maxdata tower computer : - when switched on bleeps 2/3 times and doesn't engage the mouse or the keyboard and the monitor shows " no video input ".Just no response and doesn't turn itself on...


BIOS Beep Codes
Whenever a recoverable error occurs during POST, the BIOS displays an error message describing the problem. The BIOS also issues a beep code (one long tone followed by two short tones) during POST if the video configuration fails (a faulty video card or no card installed) or if an external ROM module does not properly checksum to zero.
An external ROM module (for example, a video BIOS) can also issue audible errors, usually consisting of one long tone followed by a series of short tones. For more information on the beep codes issued, check the documentation for that external device.
There are several POST routines that issue a POST terminal error and shut down the system if they fail. Before shutting down the system, the terminal-error handler issues a beep code signifying the test point error, writes the error to I/O port 80h, attempts to initialize the video and writes the error in the upper left corner of the screen (using both monochrome and color adapters).
If POST completes normally, the BIOS issues one short beep before passing control to the operating system.
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I hope this helps.

Mar 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The PC powers up, then starts beeping, one long beep and one short beep. The monitor tries to come on but shows the DVI with no signal; and the HDMI with no signal and the VGA with no signal and then the...


the beeps codes means there is a problem with a piece of hardware (RAM, or graphics card ,etc)
I need to know the BIOS manufacturer to interpret the code (phoenix or award or AMI)
for COMPAQ it means BIOS error --and will have to reload it from a recovery cd.
for IBM it means system board failure-- need new mobo--for a beep code of 1 long and 2 short most all mean graphics card problem.


If this was helpful, please indicate so, if not , comment back so we can resolve this issue

Dec 27, 2010 | HP 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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Turn it on it beeps cdc


You really aren't giving much info, so here are some beep - codes, also make sure nothing came loose on the motherboard or other components ( do this ONLY if you know how ) Safety first.

BIOS Beep Sound core list

AWARD BIOS

1 short(Beep) System booting is normally.
2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error
1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR
1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error
1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error
Long(Beep) continuous DRAM hasn't inset correctly.
Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has problem.

AMI BIOS

1 short(Beep) DRAM Flash Error
2 short(Beep) DRAM ECC Check Error
3 short(Beep) DRAM Detect Fail
5 short(Beep) CPU Error
6 short(Beep) Keyboard Error
8 short(Beep) Display card memory Error
9 short(Beep) ROM Error
1 long - 3 short(Beep) DRAM Damage
1 long - 8 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error

Jul 16, 2009 | E-Machines T6520 PC Desktop

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Hi,

I would venture that "shows winfast on monitor" indicates the type of Video Card that your PC is using. Thereafter it should go to POST showing the motherboard, BIOS, memory count and others.

Since as you posted, after Winfast nothing follows, I can only suspect that you have a motherboard problem or at least a BIOS corruption.

Please post back the brand and model of your computer or at least what motherboard.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

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