Compaq Presario No Boot, Several beeps

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Gardngirl

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My friend has a Compaq Presario 5384. During a CD burn, it seems to have stopped. She was not more specific. When I checked the device manager, it wasn't even showing. I thought it was the cable or power to it. I opened the case. All looked fine. Rechecked connections just in case. Just made sure they were tight, nothing else. Didn't even remove and reapply. Closed case. Now it won't boot at all and I get a series of short beeps. Just sounded like about 7 in a row, no pattern.

My thoughts are: bad power supply, bad battery, bad luck. Or could it be a boot virus. Nothing is showing on the monitor at all, so I'm working in the blind here. Any direction someone could give me would be of great help and appreciation.
 
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Short beeps indicate a problem with power, video, or something of that nature. Look on the net for POST CODES, or POST BEEP CODES for that particular bios. You may have just pulled a different connection loose when you were inside the case. I know firsthand that 3 beeps for an award bios means no video. Make sure the video card is inserted completely.
 
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Gardngirl,

Welcome to TSG.

You can find all Bios Beep Codes Here

The problem might be identifying the bios type, maybe someone here more fimilar with Compag will know.
 
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