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3 beeps when the computer powers on

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mystic54, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. mystic54

    mystic54 Thread Starter

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    Ok just recently I had to mess aroudn with the computer because the power button wasn't working so, now I have to place a screwdriver on certain pins on the motherboard to start it. Well today when I wanted to start it up I hear three load beeps in a row, but the computer sounds like it is starting up while the monitor show's no signs of starting. What could this be?
     
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  3. norton850

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    One thing after another :( Check you RAM to make sure it didn't accidently get knocked loose.
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    3 beeps usually indicates a RAM failure
     
  5. mystic54

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    Well I have switched out all 3 rams, putting 1 in each time, but I still am getting the same error, well at further investigation it seems like it is 1 slightly longer than the other 2. Well I checked that chart again, that beep arrangement says something is wrong with the video card unit. Well I took the card out and put it back in and that doesn't seem like the problem. Do you guys have any other ideas?
     
  6. kiwiguy

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    Only that you need to try another video card. If it is faulty then taking it out and putting it back will not help.
     
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