Solved: CPU starts then long beep, screen black, no response any ideas?

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Foxtrot_01

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Hello all,
I have a HP desktop, several months ago the DVD-R started to give me problems, the DVD-R would try to open but it seemed it got stuck, I thought it was something to do with the DVD-R so I open it up and replace the DVD-R, when I connected it back again it just gave me a long beep and seemed to start loading, the screen was black, actually it seems like the screen was not connected at all since the power button on the screen stayed yellow instead of green. I removed the dvd-rom and left it without a dvd-rom, just rebooting from the harddrive and same thing, long beep, I tried changing the cable from the motherboard to the dvd-rom and nothing.
any ideas?
 

Foxtrot_01

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sorry it is not a HP, its a Compaq Presario SR1817CL Athlon 64 3200+ 512MB 200GB DVD±R/±RW DL, wow I didnt know this was that old
 

dustyjay

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Try removing the Ram and reinstalling it. It may be that while working on the Optical drive problem you may have dislodged a Ram Module.
 

Foxtrot_01

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I got it, it was one of the memory modules that was not working and was giving me an error.
thanks
 
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