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Beeeeeeep when i turn on the computer its makes a beep every few seconds and the monitor doesnt turn on.

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The beeps are a way of your computer telling you there is a hardware fault and that it can't continue to load the OS.

In your case there are 2 possible causes...

1) The power supply is faulty. Open the case and just check that the wiring loom is seated firmly into the slot on the motherboard.

You could replace the power supply to see if this will cure it.

2) The motherboard is faulty. There is numerous reasons for this, but ultimately the best option is to replace it, either for the same or for a better one. This poses a few more problems though, as you will have to choose a motherboard that will be able to use your existing parts like the cpu, memory, graphics card etc.

To be really honest you would probably be better purchasing a new base unit. You can pick up really good ones for not much money, and at least you will get a upto date computer with a warranty.

Not much of a solution but I hope it helps.


Posted on Aug 14, 2008

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Message to tbirdfan1

    video card should not be an issue for this problem, not only that,
    graphics maybe onboard or AGP, in which case you can't change slot.

    If you check what the meaning of beeps are then they refer to the 2 items have mentioned and not the graphics card as you suggest!



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You can take out the video card and try to put in a different slot and see if it works or ifthat does not work not probably need a new video card

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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    Michael Thomas Aug 15, 2008

    i oppogise for the bad info i was under the impression that it was making 1 solid long beep and followed by the other beeps sorry about that regards mike



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