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PC beeps and won't start up

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Kathyff, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. Kathyff

    Kathyff Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    My PC beeps 6 times when I try to turn it on, no error messages come up on the screen, the moniter and computer just go striaght on to stand by and the beeping continues. Does anyone know what the problem could be? Thank you.
     
  2. v0xp0puli101

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    check your RAM, if it were placed properly, or

    try removing the RAM, clean it(the heads) with eraser.
    put it back properly on the slots.

    other possible cause of the beeping, is the RAM(if two), are not of the same specs.
    or the CMOS battery is faulty and needs to be replaced.
     
  3. Mark1956

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    The beep code may well give us a clue but we need to know the make and model number of the PC to be able to look it up.
     
  4. foxidrive

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    The beep code is specific to the BIOS manufacturer.

    There can be short and long beeps - google for your BIOS manufacture and beepcode

    ami beepcode
    award beepcode
    phoenix beepcode
    dell beepcode
    etc
     
  5. foxidrive

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    or the motherboard, if it is not a brand name PC.
     
  6. Kathyff

    Kathyff Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell XPS 8000. I looked up the beep code and it seems to say 6 beeps = Possible Problem to Video card or chip failure".
     
  7. foxidrive

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    If you are ok with opening your PC then unplug all power at the wall, open the case and the card that has the video monitor cable on it, make sure it is firmly seated in the slot. Close the case, power up and try it again.
     
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