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Long Beep Followed by Two Short Beeps

Q: Long Beep Followed by Two Short Beeps

Yesterday I shutdown my computer and when I went to turn it back on it was not sending a signal to the monitor and the computer bios was letting out a sequence of beeps.

1 Long beep followed by two short beeps.

I consulted my Motherboard manual to find that the beeps meant the graphics card was loose/not in all the way. So I opened it up jostled the card a bit and voila the computer started up and ran without a problem for ten minutes. I restarted it to get some updates and...well same problem back to square one.

It seems as though everytime I take the GC out and put it back in the computer will work but if I don't then it won't work.

PS: I cleaned the PCI-E Slot and the GC.

Any thoughts?

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A: Long Beep Followed by Two Short Beeps

Make sure the fan is spinning on the card.

Take a pencil eraser and clean the gold contacts on the card, becareful and blow the eraser dust off before installing.

It could just be a bad video card that acts up when it gets hot

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Running XP pro Sp2, IE 7 & Mozilla 3.6 8 . Using Mozilla, facebook, farmvile game. Mozilla has the file plugin-container.exe, which taskman shows hogging resources. Out of the blue my pc started the beeping randomly while using mozilla. When I close, no beep since. All other apps are standard, usual and up to date. No new hardware or software. Recent past & some random scroll bar moving by it's self, have not found a fix. That happens on both browsers. Should I remove or disable the plugin-container.exe, & would it affect mozilla & farmville? I read where it suppose to stop the browser from crashing, but it doesn't. Also have virtually the same setup up on another pc routed with this one. Please give me some insight!
If this is the wrong forum, please direct me. Thank You, bikinibeegee

A:2 short beeps, one short beep, & a rare long series of beeps

Mozilla Forum Discussion, Container.exeLouis

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Trying to figure out what is wrong in my compaq evo D51C

when I try to boot I get one beep then two longs beeps, I have tried everything possible too, switching out hardware/psu, etc.

I can't figure out what the beeps mean to fix the problem..

one short beep then two or three long beeps.

the computer turns on when I plug the power in so I guess the power button is broke, and the computer sometimes starts to post then shutsdown waits a few seconds starts up and gives the error messages.
 

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I have an IBM Thinkcentre M50 with a P4 CPU and a AGP card Geforce FX5500 and it works just fine. I would like to upgrade the video to a Geforce 6600gt which I have. However, when it is installed, I get the beeps and no video. Is the Motherboard incompatible, is the power supply not good enough. It's only 230w. Lenovo says the card should work, but I'm thinking, what do they know.
Thanks in advance for the help.

I just removed the card and placed it in another older PC and it worked. I then put the card back into the IBM with the power supply from the old PC and nothing except the beeps.
 

A:One long beep and two short beeps

hi try running everest http://www.lavalys.com/ and get the info on your mobo etc post it then someone may be able to help
 

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Computer has been working fine, all of a sudden a game im playing locks up, so i reboot the computer. I then start the game again and a few minutes later it unexpectedly quits and i cannot do anything but move the mouse.

I reboot the computer again and this time the monitor does not display anything and i get one long beep and two short beeps. I looked up the codes and saw it had to do with the video card. I take the video card out and disconnect it and i get the same beep (dont know if its because the card is absent). Any other ideas?
 

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Scenario:

Compaq Evo D500 (P4)
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 1.7 GHz
Front Side Bus 400-MHz
Hard Drive: 20-GB 7200 rpm QSI SMART III Ultra ATA/100
Audio: Integrated ACí97 Audio with Internal Speaker
NIC: Integrated Intel PRO/100 VM Network Connection
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Vanta 16-MB 4X AGP
MEMORY: SDRAM DIMM - PC133

When I start the computer.. 1 short beep 2 long beeps, then, continues to run... LED lights are on, fans working, hard drive working, however nothing displays on monitor. I am assuming Phoenix BIOS, however I am not able to find beep codes with this sequence for any BIOS. I have tried multiple sticks of RAM, multiple CMOS Batteries, cleaning slots, reseating graphics card and RAM, unplugging all devices and reconnecting, and different graphics cards. Everything is connected correctly. I cannot get the computer to boot up and display on monitor.

Any suggestions or assistance is greatly appreciated!
 

A:1 Short Beep 2 Long Beeps...

This site suggests a RAM problem:
http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/compaqbeep.htm
 

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i turn my computer on and get 1 long beep and then 2 short beeps, no images are even displayed on the monitor, it just beeps over and over. what is this?
 

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That's a video problem right? If I remove the card and use onboard video and the problem remains, what might it be?
 

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Hey guys, this is what has basically happened:

Last night, I was on my PC when a powercut happened. All power gone for about 1/2 hour, no big deal...I thought. When the power came back, I was able to log onto my PC however there was no internet, and this was apparant on all other computers in my house and the router also indicated this.

I then logged on this morning, with no internet still however there was internet in the rest of the house. I thought to restart the router and also my PC, however, when I tried to turn my PC back on, all i got was 1 long beep then 2 short beeps. I did some research and found out that this was a visual problem..something to do with my video card.

Is there anything immediate I can do right now to verify this, or do something..whatever..

Thanks for your time, any help is appreciated.
 

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Compaq Evo HP motherboard #283983-001
Older system has been running great for quite a while, but now on power up, i get 1 short and 2 long beeps. I have tried reset and replaced RAM, a different HD, new cmos battery. Machine will not boot or send signal to monitor.
Cannot afford new machine right now. See new motherboards online for about $75, but want to make sure that is necessary. video is integrated in motherboard.
Any ideas please?
Thanks all!
 

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Compaq Beep Codes - http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/compaqbeep.htm
 

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This post is going to involve 2 PCs, which I will refer to as PC 1 and PC 2. They are identical except for their graphics card and power supply. They both have ASUS P5E Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 3.00GHz, 3.25 RAM, running windows XP.

PC 1 ( gforce 8800gt card and a 500 watt power supply )

The LG monitor went off and never came back on. My sister had an old vga Mitsubishi diamond plus 91. I didn't have the funds yet to buy a new one so I hooked that up and everything was fine for about a week or two. Then the monitor shuts off and goes into power saving mode. I assume power supply and it sits waiting for a new one.

PC 2 ( gforce 9800gtx card and a 700 watt power supply )

The LG monitor went off and never came back on. I take the Mitsubishi from PC 1 and a week later, the monitor shuts off and goes into power saving mode. I assumed the monitor finally died and went out and bought a new acer flat screen. I hooked it up and when I booted up I heard 1 long beep and 3 short beeps. The monitor went into power saving mode. I then researched and found that beeping code to be an Award Bios error saying the graphic card was bad. I pulled the card from PC 1 and upon boot up I heard 1 long beep and 3 short beeps.

As I read this back to myself, I am seeing and feeling sick at the thought of....did I fry 2 graphic cards by using that old vga? They are both lifetime warrantied but it means both PCs down for as long as it takes to RMA them. I am currently on my laptop, but my worl... Read more

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I just built a computer for the first time - I've had 2 different people look at it as well as hours spent on Ventrilo discussing what I may have missed.

The Computer:
Intel Mobo DP55kg
Processor Intel i7 870
no onboard graphics
ram is corsair 1600mhz 4x2gb chips #CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 ddr3

So basically when I hit the power button - all the fans etc come on but it won't show up on the monitor. One short beep happens showing it's booting then after a few seconds I get 2 long beeps, pause, 2 long beeps.

Now the information that came with the mobo says this is a graphics error - I've already replaced the graphics with a brand new one. Some other forums suggest it's a memory error - but could 4 different sticks really be bad? A friend suggested a bad batch, but before I go out and buy more stuff that I'll end up returning to the store - does anyone have any other suggestions as to what is causing this?

Things I've Tried:
Replaced Video Card
Tried different connections with video card
tried 4 different sticks of memory in all 4 different slots with different combinations.
took the entire motherboard out and made sure no posts were touching then put it all back
tried just the basics, no HD or Sata cables
reseated the processor
upgraded the power supply from 600w to 850w
the monitor does work, have it hooked up to my laptop as we speak
moved the jumper back and forth to clear the cmos?
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Hello all,

I just obtained a tower for free from my school. It is a Compaq Evo with a Pentium IV processor. It has a video card, cd drive and floppy drive with usb ports. I have an old 4 gb HDD hooked up to it. I was told that all it needed was RAM. I have a ton of Ram sticks. This computer has 3 SDRAM DIMM slots. When I push the power button I get 1 short beep and 2 long beeps.. then nothing happens, no display, not able to get into BIOS or anything. I have tried multiple monitors, I have replaced the video card, I have tried every single SDRAM DIMM stick that I have, I have reset the CMOS with the button and with the battery, I have removed and reinstalled the processor, I have unplugged and reconnected all cables.. still getting 1 beep and 2 long beeps. When I look up the beep codes it seems to be a RAM problem, but I have a hard time accepting that with all of the RAM sticks that I have tried that work in other computers. If anybody can help lead me in a different direction I would be extremely grateful!!!
 

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Hey, I have a problem with my laptop...it won't boot up; as soon as I try, I get 1 long beep, followed by 2 shorter beeps. There is no display on my monitor either.

I'm really stuck at to what to do...I've done the usual taking out battery, booting without power supply, letting lappy heat up, removed and reinserted both RAM slots, checked the fan was working okay, tried to boot using a different monitor (acted as if PC was on standby)...all to no avail.

My laptop model is:
http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/advent/laptop/5401.htm

It's about 16 months old, so past its warranty, I read that the beep pattern was a BIOS code for Video Card failure, which I now presume is the problem, but just wanted confirmation so I don't end up wasting a bomb of money if I need to get it repaired (diagnosis usually costs at least £50 here :s)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, unfotunately I'm no pro with these things...

Thanks!
 

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hi everyone,

Ive got a HP dv9000 (its a dv9341eu)
AMD 1.8ghz turion64 x2

When i turn it on it beeps 3 times and the screen does not come on, i can hear the fan turning if that helps.

I want to know if its the graphics card or the motherboard or CPU. ( i dont want to buy a new motherboard in case it turns out to be the gpu)

Is there any definate way of finding out?

thanks, sam
 

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Hi,
I've got problematic Dell Inspiron 1564. Suspected bad video.
When turned on, screen is blank and beep codes are "long-short-short-pause-short-short".
I can't find info about this beep code. I've found that long-short-short is bad video but what about next two short beeps?
Hard drive activity looks normal after that and I guess system works fine except graphics.External video output doesn't work.

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Hi,my old BIOS IVKT06AUS I flash to new BIOS IVKT07A If i connect power adapter my computer automaticaly start without push the power button but start OK to Win.If i go to sleep mode and wake up with keyboard computer start to black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep :-(If i long push power button computer is off and i again short push power button computer start correctly (i see all running aplication as i wake up from sleep).From windows i switch off computer. Now if i disconnect power adapter and connect again i hear only beep and black screen (black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep)Again i must long press power and short press power and computer again working.I try change memory but same problem :-( Previous BIOS is OK withou this symptoms. I think is problem in new BIOS :-( Sorry for my English :-)Please help me.Thank You.   

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Hello

Here is my problem I have a Compaq presario with a frozen bios screen but cpu ok, mem ok, video ok, nothing is conected and power supply ok.
any ideas?

A:Compaq bios freeze short beep long beep

Is the beep pattern just one short one long? Check your manual for the POST beep codes to determine what it is telling you. All POST beep codes are different so there's no way to tell unless we know exact model of your PC. The manual usually has the beep code in it, though.

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When power on i get 4 long then 4 short beeps repeats 5 times then computer turns on

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Hi from Ialy, I clean the dust inside, I removed all USB connectors, sata connectors, wireless board, videoa board, but the error remains... Removing the RAM the error is 3 long beeps plus 2 short beeps. Any ideas? Thanks a lot and Whishes for the New YearGB

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When I start up my 23-q059na All-In-One, I get 3 long beeps then 4 short beeps, several times. It then appears to start up fine. I've tried looking at the diagnostics help but there doesn't appear to be any information on this error. I've tried to find the memory diagnostics option in the BIOS but there is no option for this. It is still under warranty - should I just take it back to the store?

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Cannot get all in one computer to turn on after being disconnected. Turns on but has 3 long beeps & 4 short beeps

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Please try the troubleshooting steps described in this HP Support article. HP DESKTOP PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code HP NOTEBOOK PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code   If you found my answer helpful please say thanks by clicking on the Thumb's Up icon.        If my answer solved your problem please mark it as the Accepted Solution. Thanks!

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Hi, I bought my computer at Christmas time and randomly around a month ago I got a blue screen error with windows and so, and I was able to fix it thanks to Microsoft support, but after that my harddrive fried somehow and so I got the hard drive replaced with a new one and made sure it worked on a different computer. But now when I try to turn on the computer I get 3 long beeps and 2 short beeps and it won't work, I've tried removing the CMOS battery and ram cards and I've looked everywhere but even with both of those out it still does it. I spent $800 on this computer and I'm extremely poor and I'm unable to get it fixed at all, so if anyone could help me at all it would mean the world..

Computer: http://m.bestbuy.ca/defaultpage.asp...spx?ajax=true&lang=en-ca&pcname=&sku=10481738
 

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Hi! Thanks ahead of time for helping me!!I barely use my computer and once when it was in 'SLEEP' mode, I pushed the 'Start' button and it started beeping. I powered it off manually and ever since then, when I start up, I get three long beeps and four short beeps, five times in a row! I searched for the beep codes but didn't see those particular beeps. My warranty ended in October, of course! Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated!!Thanks!

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I was just using my PC yesterday, everything is normal, It was hot around 32 ?C I think. Around 3:00 P.M. my PC suffered 2 BSODS, I can't upload the .dmp files because I can't open it. I thought its just overheating so I turned it off and after a few minutes the second BSOD appeared, I restarted my PC and the one short beep and one long beep is sounding. I checked my RAM and tried to switch it to another bank but the beeping is still there. My video card temp was 50-52 ?C before the first BSOD happened. What can I do to fix this?
Specs:
HP Pavilion P6640D (1 year, 9 months)
Pentium? Dual Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20 GHz (1 year, 9 months)
Foxconn 2A8C (1 year, 9 months)
2048 MB RAM Samsung 2rx8 PC3 10600u (1 year, 9 months)
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (1 month, 2 weeks)
Seagate Barracuda ST3320418AS 320 GB @ 7200 RPM (1 year, 9 months)
Western Digital 32000BEV External HDD 298.09 GB (1 year, 9 months)
Bestec ATX-250-12Z 250 Watts (1 year, 9 months)

A:One short beep, one long beep

Is it possible you are hearing 1 long - one short?
That might indicate a BIOS CHECKSUM error, depending on the brand of BIOS.

You can try a ClearCMOS procedure (CLRTC is the same thing):
Note all your current BIOS settings
Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
Remove the 3v motherboard battery.
Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.

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Hi, Today I replaced my old graphics card with a new GeForce 9500GT and also added a new Kingston 2GB Ram Card. I installed both of them then restarted the computer, since then it has only powered on and playing 1 short beep then 1 long beep. I've tryed everything I can think of ranging from taking out everything new and putting it back to before I added the new items to completely taking out all 3 RAM sticks and reseating them. I'm not sure how a brand new unopened 2GB ram stick that fit perfectly and a brand new right out of the box graphics card can cause a problem like this. I've been through the ins and outs of the internet trying to find a solution but nothing has worked. Hoping someone can think of a unique way to fix this or how it could have possibly happened in the first place. I dont buy anything used everything placed inside my computer was/is brand new when it was purchased. Any help/comments on solutions would be greatly appreciated thanks.
 

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hello, i have a hp a335w i just installed a new power box 2 days ago pc was working fine ,but today when i turned pc on i got one short beep then one long continues beep i disconnected the memory , harddrive, cd, one at a time to check for problem but still have the same problem pc will not boot up
 

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Is my video card has this code?

A while ago it takes time i open my notebook i'm worried this is second time it happened.

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What model Samsung? Have you checked the Samsung site for your specific model to see if there is listing of the beep codes?

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Hi there i seriously need you guy's help with my model # P6310Y.I continually hear 1 short beep and 1 long beep when i try to boot up my pc.According to hp it's a memory issue but i proved that wrong.I have gone thru removing the RAM checking if one of the modules are bad.they are all good 2gb x 3.I also removed the windows 7 harddrive and i still get the beeps i described above.I made sure all cables are seated properly and i cleaned the entire MOBO for dust including the CPU.I get a blank on my monitor nothing shown.When i plug in the keyboard i don't get any power, lights etc(num lock,caps lock)The mouse is getting power.I replaced the power supply still getting the beeps and i can remove all cables,hd,mouse,KB and the beeps continue.Please help me guys as i have hit a dead end and i appreciate your time,Sincerely, tech1126

A:I need help my pc has 1 short beep,1 long beep

This will help:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674also refer:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02222922

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I tried to start the computer but I am just getting one short beep followed by a long beep.  I think it has to do with the ram.  I tried reseating the ram in different combintations but none of them seem to improve the computer.  edit: oops I put this in the wrong section.  I have a desktop not a notebook   sorry for the confusion

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I tried to start the computer but I am just getting one short beep followed by a long beep.  I think it has to do with the ram.  I tried reseating the ram in different combintations but none of them seem to improve the computer.  edit: oops I put this in the wrong section.  I have a desktop not a notebook   sorry for the confusion

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Hopefully this is the right forum for this.  I got an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180t CTO Desktop PC.  I know it is an old machine but it has been working okay up till the other day.  I was having some memory issues so I reseated all my ram.  Now it will not start but does one short beep then one long beep.  I figured it was a ram issue but I do not know how to solve the issue.

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Hello,

My Gateway GT5678 has recently stopped booting up. It turns on, then shortly after beeps once followed by two quick short beeps. According to the gateway error codes this indicates a video card failure. The strange thing is once out every 15-20 or so startup attempts it will start fine. I have tried reseating the video card and have tried taking the video card out and using the other vga output on the tower and no luck. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. -J
 

A:Gateway GT5678 won't start. 1 beep followed by 2 short beeps

Best test would be another video card. Aside from that, it could also be the motherboard.
 

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I have purchased a pc not long ago I was just about to start a game and my pc crashed I rebooted it now my monitor won't go on with the pc. It makes a long beep then 3 short ones I have bought another 8gb ram as 1 said it had failed and I moved my gpu it started up again but as soon as I go to play a game it gets back to square 1 help me please
 

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hi

can any help me to fixe my asus p4vp-mx motherboard i try to change a new video card the result is 1long and 2 short beep plz help for dis thanks
 

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there is a buid in video cards and i also clear the bios but the problems still there
 

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One long beep and two beeps that is all I get. Blue screen said something about memory compatability and if first time reboot in safe mode. the beebs are all I get.this is desktop I built over a year ago have had no problems till now.XP Pro operating sys,Asus M2N-SLI motherboard,VGA XFX 8500GT video card,Corsair twin 2x2048- 6400C4 Ram.Swapped out the hard drive to another comp no problem.Not using card in SLI format.Any ideas most likely problem Ram,video card,mother board or processer.
 

A:One long beep and two short

Check these against your particular BIOS.
 

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So I just put a new samsung ssd in my computer and it worked fine. Then it restarted and then had 1 long beep and 3 short on startup and my moniter stays blank. I hardly know anything about computers any help would be welcomed but I have a
P5kc asus motherboard
6gb of ram
560 w power supply
q9550 processor
6970 atI graphics card
Running on windows 7.
 

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Hi, I have recently built my own PC but for some reason I keep getting 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps, but it doesnt happen all the time, sometimes it will turn on fine and other times I get the beeps, it is really annoying me because I cant find any problems, I have read that these beeps can be the Graphics card or the RAM but I find it strange that it does it sometimes and not all the time, can anyone please help with this problem, Thanks.

My system specs are as followed:
Asus P5K Premium Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Q6600 CPU
8GB Reaper RAM
BFG NVIDIA GTX280 OC Graphics Card
CoolerMaster 1000W PSU
 

A:1 Long Beeps, Followed by 3 Short Beeps (sometimes)

hi 1bellb

make sure that all of your RAM chips are firmly placed into their slots and that they aren't susceptible to movement in and out of the slots. You could also run Memtest on your chips from here - www.memtest.org. You've heard right about the beeping sounds probably being caused by RAM issues. Good luck

Spyder_1386
 

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I have an msi motherboard (which I think uses AMI BIOS code) and I accidently changed a setting on the BIOS menu and then it restarted and gave me 4 short beeps along with a message that flashed kinda fast saying something along the lines of, "please insert usb flash disk with bios file. "CHECKING FOR USB DEVICE" DEVICE NOT Found."

Afterwards I removed anything in the USB slots and tried but still got the same message. I then read that some people solved the issue by removing the power cord and waiting 5 before removing the CMOS . I waited 15 minutes to insure that the extra charge dissipated then removed it.

I waiting for about 5 minutes before reinstalling it and now I got 4 short beeps, a pause, and then 2 long beeps. I also have no image on the monitor. I tried looking into the beeps but I couldn't find a description of this code. I could find info for 4 short and info for 2 long but I'm not sure what this means either. I am not over clocking either.

It WAS running windows 8.1
Motherboard: 760gm E51- fx
GPU: MSI Radeon HD7870
CPU: AMD FX6100
A single 1TB Western Digital black HDD

Any help would be much appreciated to solving this.
 

A:4 short beeps, 2 long

Try to used your onboard video card.. pull out your external video card...
 

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I have a 23-Q120 all in one desktop,  whenever I try to turn it on it goes through a series of beeps, 3 short and 4 long, 5 times before starting to boot up. What is going on how do I fix this

A:3 long been 4 short beeps

Refer:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01732674andhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02222922

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Hi guys,

i just want to make sure before i throw it away...

i have this laptop and when i plug the power in there is a red light on the front left panel
next to the power light (which lights up green)

The screen is black and it makes one long beep followed by 2 short ones.

i have googled for the manual but cant find anything
they want to sell it to me for 2 dollars

i googled beep codes...and i think its the video card (nvidea card in this case)

is there anything that can be done...can i not reset anything or unplug battery or am i wasting my time?

does anybody know if i can get a new mboard ...or is it a waste of time?
i live in ireland

your input please
 

A:samsung NP-r70 one long beep 2 short ones

http://www.samsung.com/he/support/p...e/module/ssi/right/rmenu_notebookcomputer.sec
I checked the samsung site and this is the page to download your manual. I am looking at it now and trying to find out which bios you have so I could check the beep code for your bios but I don't have much time this morning. Perhaps you could look through it and see.
 

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Hi,

my pc wont bootup.. i am getting one long beep. all the fans go, two mobo lights come on, and all the drives spin.

i have a 2.8 p4, 2x 512mb ddr 400 ram, GT6600. my motherboard is an abit 1s7
any ideas whats up?? i have a very big deadline coming up :-(
 

A:long beep, short deadline :-(

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Hi,

my pc wont bootup.. i am getting one long beep. all the fans go, two mobo lights come on, and all the drives spin.

i have a 2.8 p4, 2x 512mb ddr 400 ram, GT6600. my motherboard is an abit 1s7


any ideas whats up?? i have a very big deadline coming up :-(
 

A:long beep, short deadline :-(

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Can you describe the 1 long beep a little more?

Does it do this then nothing?

Does it do this then repeat?

If it gives one long beep and then nothing, then it probably means you have a faulty cpu.

See Below.

Basic Beep Codes for ABIT AWARD BIOS Motherboards

No beep at all - this means your motherboard is dead, either due to a defective or underpowered power supply, poorly seated CPU or RAM, or a dead-on-arrival board


One beep - board is working fine


One long beep then machine shuts down - faulty, improperly installed or missing CPU


1 short(Beep) System booting is normally


2 short(Beep) CMOS setting error


1 long - 1 short(Beep) DRAM ERROR


1 long - 2 short(Beep) Display card or monitor connected error


1 long - 3 short(Beep) Keyboard Error


1 long - 9 short(Beep) ROM Error


Long(Beep) continuous DRAM isn't inserted correctly


Short(Beep) continuous POWER supply has a problem


A two-tone siren, generally caused by overheating or out of specification voltages


Four beeps then machine shuts down. This is because this version of the BIOS will shut down your machine if no fan tachometer signal is detected on the fan header. Make sure you attach a fan to the FAN1 or FAN4 header or clear CMOS to reset to default (no checking).


Thanks to Paul Howland & Overclockers for providing the information.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I have a HP a6130n (purchased in July 2007) and it has been giving me the "blue screen" and shutting down. Then all I get is one short and one long beep. It will start up again and work for a while but then will do the same thing again. I have NOT installed anything new. No new hardware or no new software in the last several months.
Any HELP?!
Thanks!
 

A:HP a6130n one short one long beep

Hi there

According to HP's support website, one short and one long beeps signify that your computer is having problems with the installed memory modules. Your symptoms are also common of the same.

Your computer supports four, 1GB DDR2-667 (PC2-5300) RAM sticks. I suggest you replace the ones in your computer. You might only have one or two.

Replacing them is easy and can be done at home.

http://www.google.com/products?q=1GB+ddr2-667+pc2-5300&aq=f

Here is a cheap pair (two 1gb modules):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178134&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+(Desktop+Memory)-_-PNY+Technologies++Inc.-_-20178134
EDIT:
If you have more than one RAM stick it is possible that only one of them is faulty while the other is fine. To test your RAM modules you will need to run a memory test such as memtest86+

To figure out which one it is, you can also take one out and turn your computer on with just one or the other. If you figure out which one is faulty you can leave that one out and run the computer on just the healthy one.
 

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i have recently turned my pc on and everytime i do it beeps 4 time 3 short and 1 long and does it over and over i do not know what to do

A:beeps 4 times 3 short and 1 long. over and over

@kodey 3 short beeps and 1 long beepCPU configuration error or CPU type is not compatible http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02222922 REO

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Hi all,
I thought I'd upgrade my GTX 285 to a GTX 580, so I got one and after installing it properly and turning the computer on, it proceeds to beep 4 times (1 long, 3 short). I checked, and apparently it means the video card is not detected, however I am sure that it is inserted properly and into the right slot. After going back to my 285, everything works fine again. I have a 620W power supply. I also have two 6-pin cables, even though the card has 6 + 8 pins (could this be the problem?).
I appreciate the help.
 

A:1 long, 3 short beeps after installing GPU

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