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Beep codes!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zznuke3, Aug 3, 2001.

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  1. zznuke3

    zznuke3 Thread Starter

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    Help!!!! When I turned on my computer the monitor was blank and the computer initiated a continous cycle of long beeps (beeeeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeeep, etc.) I can't figure out if the beep codes correspond to a system board failure, monitor/graphics board failure, or power supply failure. ???
     
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  3. bdimag

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    possibly a power supply because I know that when my moms laptop runs low on batteries, it repeatedly plays like a 2 second beep, which is what it sounds like your hearing
     
  4. Paul Nagel

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    Beep codes vary somewhat by bios manufacture but continuous beeps will probably mean that your memory has problems. If you know your bios mfg, the following is a link to a list of codes.
    http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

    If you had moved the computer or even if not, I would unplug it, open it up, after grounding yourself to the chasis, carefully reseat the various cards, memory and all cables at both ends.
     
  5. MsPCGenius

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    A series of about seven beeps is an indication of problems with the video card (we've had this problem at work with several systems). Since your monitor is black, this may be what you're experiencing..... :(
     
  6. zznuke3

    zznuke3 Thread Starter

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    I'll admit I made a hasty attempt to diagnose a bad motherboard or power supply, but it was late at night. When I get a chance, I'll start up my PC with each card in the different sequences, and determine whether it's the RAM or a drive, I SERIOUSLY doubt it is. How would I go about "testing" the power supply? I could switch it out with the one on my bro's PC but his is an ATX, while mine is AT.
     
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