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MY BRAND NEW PC JUST BEEPS WHEN TURNING ON

I just set up my new emachines computer. I followed the directions to the letter. When I pushed the power button on, it just keeps beeping nothing appears on the monitor. T he computer just beeps.

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  • judikinns Aug 21, 2008

    The circuit cards seem to be all in. I had this PC in storage for over a year, never been out of the box. I'm sure the warranty is expired by now. It just beeps when tou turn it on.

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My computer does that when it is missing RAM. Make sure you have at least one good stick of ram in.

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Have a tech, or mabe yourself if you're so inclined, chec kto see if the video card, or other card, is plugged in fully. sometimes these get partially unplugged.

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CONTINOUS BEEP WHEN COMPUTER IS TURNED ON


To do this properly I need to know which model your computer is - is it an eMachines MB.NBK09.003 Motherboard El1850 Desktop S775 G41T-Ad ? I need this to try to establish the BIOS seller and version. You might try finding the BIOS version by (continuously) tapping the F1, F2 or esc key (or possibly another)immediately after you turn on. The "splash screen" that appears aftrer you turn on may have some lettering which tells what key to enter the BIOS.
In the absence of this information here are two suggestions
EMachines that beeps constantly and won boot up
if it is the above it is serious and the computer will need serious (difficult) repair, or main board replacement or whole unit replacement (by which I mean new computer)

The other suggestion was about the RAM not being properly in place, but I doubt this as this usually gives a different beep code

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Why does my computer light come on but want boot and want show a screen and making a beeping sound


In simple terms, you have a hardware failure, probably in your motherboard, hard drive or memory.

The beeps your hearing, are there for a reason. The way it works, is, when you first turn a computer on, it goes through a "Power-on, self test", (know as a POST).

During this period, the BIOS queries the system hardware, such as the hard drive controller, the i/o ports, the memory, etc. and expects to receive back a specific return code which indicates that the specific hardware is running properly.

If it finds a failure in some element of the hardware, it will issue a specific pattern of beeps to tell you which part of the system is failing. (It does this because the system may be unable to display the error on the screen).

Each of the different BIOS manufacturers (BIOS is an acronym for "basic input output system, the hardwired code that talks to the actual hardware), have their own series of short and long beeps, for the different type of failures. So to know where the failure is, you must first know what BIOS manufacture you have in your computer.

Some of the more popular manufacturers are: AMI, Award, IBM, Phoenix, Macintosh, etc.

When you first turn on our computer, the display will report which brand of BIOS you have, and its version.

Once you determine the brand, you can go to any number of web pages that have a cross-reference for the beeps for each brand on BIOS.
I think most adhere to the old IBM PC beep codes as follows:
No beeps: no power, bad CPU,
1 beep: normal
2 beeps: POST/CMOS error
1 long beep, 1-short beep: motherboard problem
1 long beep, 2-short beeps: video problem
1 long beep, 3-short beeps: video problem
3 long beeps: keyboard error
Several long beeps: memory failure (most common fault)
Continuous hi-lo beeps: CPU overheating

You can check with the following websites to get an idea of what's going wrong.
Computer POST and beep codes
How to Diagnose Computer Beeps eHow

Often times a SIMM has come loose in its slot (or corrosion on the connector tabs). If your getting a memory error, you can try opening the box and try re-seating each of the memory Simms to see it that might be the problem. (When you have them out, look at the row of pins along the bottom and see if any look corroded.)

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Most desktop computers have a power switch on the back of the computer -- verify that this switch is in the on position. There is also a switch on the back of the power supply that tells the computer whether you are using 115-volt power or 230-volt power -- make sure it is set to 115 before turning the computer on.

Did either of these solutions help?

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A) When you hold a Power On button, (Switch actually), in for a count of 10 seconds, it turns the computer off.

(There is a Power On switch, located behind the plastic Power On button. Usually, the Power On switch snaps into the housing of the plastic Power On button.

Example of a typical ATX Power On switch,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

The Power On switch turns the Power Supply on.

Old computers had a metal rod, that when the Power On button was depressed, the button pushed against the metal rod, which in turn pressed against a power switch located inside the Power Supply.

The design after that, was a power switch located in the Front Panel. (Plastic front of the computer) A large cable, (Wire) ran from the switch to the Power Supply.

Now there is the Soft Power On feature. (PS_ON)

The Power On switch is a small Momentary Contact Switch. Pressing it closes a circuit. The Soft Power On circuit.

When a power supply is plugged into power, there is a constant 5 Volts (DC) present.
This is the 5 Volt Standby.

Closing the Soft Power On circuit, redirects the 5 Volt Standby power to a circuit within the Power Supply.
This in turn 'excites' the Power Supply, and turns the Power Supply on.

Sorry to be windy, but I wanted you to know how the Soft Power On feature works )

eMachines are a budget computer. As such they save the consumer money.
However in order to do this, the manufacturer will install low quality parts, in some areas of the computer.

One such part is the Power Supply.

1) ALL the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts

3) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts.
Depends on what Processor it is.
(Had you stated the Model Number I could have told you)

Enough power to spin fans, but not enough to spin fans, AND turn the Processor on.

Do you have access to another computer that is unused, but has a Known to be good, Compatible power supply?
It could be used for a test unit.

Tell me the Series, and Model Number of your eMachines, and I'll tell you what Wattage it should have, and what power cables, for the Power Supply.

(Some examples of Series, and Model Numbers, T1090, E4264, W2925, and so on. The T, E, and W are a few examples of the Series letter.
The numbers following the Series letter, is the Model Number)

If you wish I can direct you in removing the Power Supply, and installing the test unit. (And/Or a new Power Supply)

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Hello,

A beep sound can be due to memory problem.

First use the following steps:

1 Turn off the system and disconnect power cables
2 Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
3 Reconnect power cables and try to turn it on.

If you still get a continuous beep sound, the next step will be to re-seat memory modules (after turning off the system).


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remove all external and internal peripherls.

example for external: mouse, monitor, keyboard, printer.

Internal: hard drive, memory modules, video cards, modem (if there's any), optical drive or dvd drives.

just leave the motherboard, power supply and processor intact, try turning on the computer with out those components mentioned. see if you get a beep sound before it turns off, but if not the most logical part that needs to be replaced on this type of problem is the power supply if that doesn't work the next thing to do is replace the motherboard. hope that helps


hit me back on the results. thanks!

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Be VERY careful and follow the directons to the letter.

Let me know if this helps.

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Totally normal in most new computers. Same thing with the PS2 ports.
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If I had to guess Fn would be a misprint for one or F1 since that is the "HELP" button in most programs. Probally not very helpfull just throwing it out there.

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