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Beeping My acer, when turned on just beeps at me every 3/4 seconds. I've taken out memory cards etc and cleaned them, but problem is still happening any ideas pls!!! driving me mad

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  • meandhimhere Aug 21, 2008

    where and how do i find the cpu? really am a novice but can figure most things out

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Is the cpu in secure, try reseating it :)

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Power_LED Buzzer on Mainboard continues to beep every 3 seconds fans are operating but system doesn't boot or show nothing on monitor(which is ok)


well you didn't say what the beep code was, is it just one beep every three seconds? Or is there long beeps, short beeps, and long and short time between them before they repeat?
If it is one, beep, every three seconds and the beep is one second long, there is a problem with a connection somewhere. Typically it happens in older computers that are in dusty environments. You can try to (only if your comfortable with how to do it) unplug the memory modules from the motherboard and keep track which socket which is plugged into, and mix them up so they are in different slots from their original positions, then try to reboot.
If that does not work and there is no display at all (even POST information) it could be a bad card (modem, sound, video, etc.) remove all but the video cards and try a boot again, if you can boot then plug only one card in each time you try to boot and when you find the offender replace it with a new one (that is if you use that card, if it is a modem and you do not use dial up internet you do not need the modem card plugged in.
But one, one second long beep every three seconds typically means there is a connector problem somewhere, if the computer is older carefully clean out the dust and unplug and re-seat all of the connectors and hopefully that will solve your problem
Good luck!

Jul 31, 2013 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Hi

THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:

1 beep - computer ok
continous beeps / long beeps - memory error
continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios
1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error


or this might help

you can check out this list



AMI BIOS

1 short - Computer ok
2 short - RAM failure
3 short - Parity RAM failure
4 short - System timer failure
5 short - Motherboard failure
6 short - Keyboard controller error
7 short - CPU failure
8 short - Video RAM failure
9 short - ROM BIOS error
10 short - CMOS read/write error
11 short - Cache RAM error
1 short, 3 long - Memory failure
1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure

Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.

AWARD BIOS

1 long - Memory error
1 long, 2 short - Video error
1 long, 3 short - Video failure
Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure

note that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.


Standard IBM beep codes.

No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure
1 short - System is ok
2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen)
Repeating short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure
1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error
3 long - Keyboard error


Pheonix beep codes

1-1-3 CMOS memory failure
1-1-4 BIOS failure
1-2-1 System timer error
1-2-2 Motherboard error
1-2-3 Motherboard error
1-3-1 Motherboard error
1-4-1 Motherboard error
1-4-2 Memory error
2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps)
3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps)
3-2-4 Keyboard controller error
3-3-4 Video adapter failure
4-2-4 Expansion card failure
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure
4-4-1 Serial port error
4-4-2 Parallel port error
4-4-3 Math co-processor error


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Jul 04, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook

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Black screen at boot up on acer aspire m1201


MEMORYPROBLEM.TWO BEEPS MEANS THE MEMORY.
TROUBLESHOOT IF A UPGRADE REASONLY CAN BE THAT. TRY CHANGE PLACE OF MEMORYSTICKS 1-4 3-2.IF NOT AN UPGRADE JUST BAD MEMORY,IT'S CAN HAPPEN THEN REPLACE MEMORY

Apr 11, 2013 | Acer Aspire M1201 BE5500A Desktop PC LCD...

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THE RED LIGHT IS ON AND BEEPS EVERY MINUTE


What motherboard do you have? If you don't know, provice make and model of your system and maybe we can find out that way. Is it one long beep? Are there any other beeps and/or a sequence. A good place to start and alot of times, depending on your bios, 1 to 3 beeps means a problem with the RAM(memory). If you have more than 1 stick, you can pull them out, restart and if the beep is the same, you've probably found your culprit. You can then insert one at a time in one of your slots, then restart. If this works, you've found a good stick. If not, try another slot and restart, etc. Try all sticks in all slots.

Apr 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Computer won't start. gives an error code of 1 long beep, then 3 short beeps , then shuts off. has phonix bios


I would try the following steps, if these don't work, contact Acer.

1) Remove power cord and battery.
2) Hold down power button for 5 seconds.
3) Replace power cord and battery.
4) Try to turn machine on.

If these didn't fix it, it's a hardware issue. Contact Acer for warranty support.

Mar 01, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Amibios post code on a gigabyte board, 8 beeps 2 beeps 1 beep on GA-6rx board, no video output, have changed cpu, memory, video card, keyboard, hd etc, still no boot----help!


Hope this helps ... from the Ami BIOS website ....

8.2 POST BIOS Beep Codes
Number of Beeps
Description
1 Memory refresh timer error.
3 Base memory read/write test error
6 Keyboard controller BAT command failed
7 General exception error (processor exception interrupt error)
8 Display memory error (system video adapter)
8.2.1 Troubleshooting POST BIOS Beep Codes

Number of Beeps
Troubleshooting Action
1, 3 Reseat the memory, or replace with known good modules.

6, 7 Fatal error indicating a serious problem with the system. Consult your system manufacturer. Before declaring the motherboard beyond all hope, eliminate the possibility of interference by a malfunctioning add-in card. Remove all expansion cards except the video adapter.
• If beep codes are generated when all other expansion cards are absent, consult your system manufacturer’s technical support.
• If beep codes are not generated when all other expansion cards are absent, one of the add-in cards is causing the malfunction. Insert the cards back into the system one at a time until the problem happens again. This will reveal the malfunctioning card.

8 If the system video adapter is an add-in card, replace or reseat the video adapter. If the video adapter is an integrated part of the system board, the board may be faulty.
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Sep 26, 2009 | Gigabyte Computers & Internet

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Acer Aspire 9303wsmi display problem, 1 long beep, 2 short. HELP!


Hi,
What you hear are bios beeps. They signal you that something is wrong. These beep's vary by the manufacturer of the bios chip that you have.

You can find out what bios you have by looking at your manual. The common cause for one long and two short beeps is a video problem.

Either the video chip on your mobo is shot, or your video card needs attention.

Hank


Aug 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Acer aspire 9300 black screen (display adapter)


I have been fixing computers that has long beeps and short ones. It is usually attributed to memory problem connection. Open the memory compartment at the back of the PC then detach the memory card. Clean with cloth softly enough not to destroy the circuit board or a pencil eraser to clean-up dust that caused the connection blockade. Reconnect after cleaning.

Jun 21, 2009 | Acer Aspire 9300 Notebook

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Beaping Sounds When turning PC on


Hello,
These beeps sound exactly like that of the RAM. If you are not too skeptical about going inside your PC, you can simply remove the RAM and reseat it back firmly. Sometimes this happens that the memory loses good connectivity and would just need a reseat.

Thanks,
Lolita

Mar 02, 2009 | Evga e-GeForce 8600GT, GeForce 8600 GT,...

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3 beeps and fan running at start up


The three beeps shows the Memory Module Test and that symbolise that the memory module is having a problem and to my knowledge when there is a problem with the memory then you have to open the casing and remove the memory module and clean the slot very well and if slot in back and the memory do the same change the to the second memory slot if it happens there again then you change the Memory module.
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