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X230 DEAD: 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep: tried with NEW RAM & fails

Q: X230 DEAD: 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep: tried with NEW RAM & fails

My X230 gets very little use since I bought it in 2012... sometimes no use at all for weeks at a time. Yet the system board failed, as did a replacement, and now the third board seems to have failed. On startup I get 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep and a blank screen. I tried the existing RAM stick in both slots: no startI bought and tried a NEW stick of RAM from Crucial in both slots: no startI tried both sticks in the slots at the same time: no start Other than another bad system board, what could it be? Where can I get a system board that might last? By the way, at the same time I bought the X230 I also bought a T530 that gets gallons of heavy use almost every day and never had a problem that I didn't cause myself.

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Preferred Solution: X230 DEAD: 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep: tried with NEW RAM & fails

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Hi
I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out
Regards
Ganny

A:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Hi,
My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?

Thanks!

A:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi,
I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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I have two printers connected to a Dell E520 through Vista. They are a Brother 5440CN and a HP 6110xi. The .Brother works ok but I can't say the same for the HP. Clicking any button on the HP gives the same response. Beep, beep, beep. I have recently moved the system to a new location just a couple of feet from where it was. Before the move Brother would scan and copy and the HP would do the same, but now as noted I can't get any response out of it but beep, beep, beep

Anybody have any ideas??.
 

A:HP 6110xi Printer Goes Beep, Beep, Beep

Here is the support and software site for the HP Officejet 6110xi All-In-One .

See if resetting the printer resolves the issue.

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i was actually coming on here to ask about my new graphics card, butttttt...

my laptop is acting up. i have a toshiba satellite m305d-s4830
amd turion ultra x2 dual core mobile processor zm-80
4096mb 800 mhz 50ram
250gb (5400rpm) hdd

i shut it down properly upon finding that my C key was on the fritz. a couple of months ago, my E key had been doing the same (randomly not working and randomly typing e consistently). once i rebooted, i got the message "Operating System (OS) Not Found".

i let my computer rest for a while and turned it back on. i currently get the toshiba startup, but around when it's suppose to load the os, it beeps continuously at the loudest volume with a contantly blinking underscore in white font on a black background.

i believe this may have happened once before, but i have no clue what i did to fix it.

there are no extra items like CDs or disks in the laptop.

help?
 

A:Solved: beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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hello everyone,
i had this problem last night i tried to uninstall program that i suspect as a virus and after that i wasnt able to turn on my computer, i heard 3 beeps, on the first place im able to go to safe mode by pressing the f8 but now im stuck with the 3 beeps constantly repeating the same thing, I dont know what to do , I need to do my homework pls help me. thank you

A:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/403177/weird-beep-beep-boop-noise/#ipbo

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===The 3 Beeps are most likely coming from the BIOS and is an indication that your have some Hardware problem.Could be RAM or a failing Motherboard.Check it out.http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htmBringing you computer to a qualified technician is probably your best option.

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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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A few times now my E5440 will give a low beep... then a few seconds go by, and another beep.  It just happened a minute ago - only two beeps this time.  But I think it happened a few days ago and beeped several times with the same pause of a few/several seconds in between the beeps.  It's so quiet that before I've thought I was imagining it.  But this time I was sitting in front of it typing.
There are no pop-up notifications on the screen anything is wrong, such as the 'disconnection' sound when you remove a portable HDD, or your Wi-Fi disconnects.  Nothing to indicate what the beeps mean.  The laptop is working perfectly.  Battery is fully charged.  I can hear the fan turning and changing speed but it's 2:30am here with no outside noise and I can barely hear the fan.  (I assume it would be spinning up like crazy if something were overheating.)
I'm at a loss what it means.  Does anyone know?
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit if that matters.

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My tower is not booting up when I turn it on.  My son took the side off and was going to put more memory in it for me, but in the end he didn't.  He put the old memory back in and put the side casing back on.  Today, when I turn it on, it has 1 short beep and 1 long beep.  It just won't boot up.  Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get it back up and running?











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A:one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 81...

RBurke, welcome to the forum. The BIOS Beep Code that you are hearing is caused by a memory problem.  Here is a guide that will help solve the problem: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107 You should read the entire page.  The beep codes common to HP computers are toward the bottom of the page. Please click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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My computer has been making this noise for quite some time now. but it would only happen once every few days so it didn't really concern me until now because its happening non stop. The noise is definitely coming from system sounds. I'm not sure if this is related but under device manager there is an unknown device which i cannot account for as i put the computer together and I'm staring in to the case rite now. there is also a yellow icon by teredo tunneling pseudo-interface (i have no idea what that is)lately my computer just seems to be working really hard when idling. the cpu is constantly spiking up to 100% usage and my hard drives seem to constantly be spinning. specscpu: intel core 2 duomobo: abit ab9ram: 1gb ddr2gfx: geforce 9800 gtx+hd: 2 seagate internal drives (1 with os) the other blank for storage. In my mind there are two possibilities. 1 i have some sort of virus. 2 some hardware is malfunctioning. either way i have no idea where to start and i was hoping someone could point me in the rite direction. Thank You!

A:Weird beep beep boop noise

You should check for malware first. I'll ask a mod to move this to the appropriate forum.

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Hi,

I am trying to help with a Dell Inspiron 5100.
The computer was running very slow and I've made a bit of progress resolving that. I think it needs some more RAM and I'm not sure if that could be at all related to the following.
The problem now is that after running for few hours, then shutting down, then trying to turn back on:
1. light comes on indicating computer is on
2. the computer makes 2 beeps
3. wait...black screen
4. wait...black screen
5. and so on

This does not happen everytime trying to start the computer so I'm really at a loss. I've read about overheating in this model which would seem to make sense but sometimes this will happen after the computer has been off for a day or so.

At a complete loss now.

Any assistance much appreciated!
 

A:beep beep..computer doesnt turn on

sure it's only 2 beeps? - nothing listed here for 2 beeps...

http://bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm
 

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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, I have a acer travelmate 4070 laptop when you turn it on it starts beeping loud,
I started clicking enter so it can boot quick lol as soon laptop booted, opened window
went to normal screen operation it stopped beeping.
I gave it a shut down, turned it on again and that loud beeping started again.
Sounds like a smoke detector lol the beep wont stop, what can it be ?

A:Beep, Beep wont stop

how many beeps? tell us the sequence of beeps heard. need more specs of your machine as well

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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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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.

A:one beep long followed two beep short

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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the BIOS doesn't beep during startup but can beep later such as when i hold three buttons at a time

A:My computer does not beep on startup but can beep later

Has it ever beeped at POST?

I've had systems that did, some that didn't (probably because I didn't have the system speaker properly connected).

Louis

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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.
 

A:1 Short Beep, 1 Long Beep

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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, 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
 

A:one short beep one long beep

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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 turned my wife's computer on and the screen didn't even flicker and all it does is beep at me.
I tried removing on componant at a time and started it after every removal.
Still beeps at me.
Until I got to the CPU. It stopped beeping at me. Of course, every other piece was out of the puter, so I'm not sure if its supposed to stop beeping or if thats the problem.
Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Beep beep beep

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Hello,

Windows XP, Service Pac 3

I just had a "search engine redirect issue" fixed by "Gringo." One thing that is different now is at windows start-up, this laptop makes a BEEP TIC (Higher in frequency than the BEEP) vs the BEEP BEEP sounds I've had for ever. The computer start-up sequence is very slow as it takes minutes before the computer is ready to be used.

During the virus removal, a few times the reboot start-up sounds were BEEP - TIC - BEEP (again the TIC was higher a higher tone and faster than the BEEPs). What do the different sounds mean?

I'll start another thread requesting help to fix my computer problems.

Knock

A:BEEP Tic vs BEEP BEEP at start-up

What is the make/model of the system?

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As the title says my PC outputs a "beep beep" sound out external speakers. It is extremely annoying. I haven't the slightest clue why it does this. Its kindof i higher pitch beep beep. all my specs are on my profile.

A:Computer Outputs a "beep beep" sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY?

== sound 1/3 times wallpaper changes. WHY? ==

Does that mean "one out of three times the wallpaper changes"? Have you looked in your Control Panel under Sounds and see if anything is set that might cause it?

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For some silly reason I removed the 2 128mg PC2100DR ram sticks from my old computer that was working just fine. When I reinstalled them and I try to boot up I get a long beep, a pause, and another long beep. This senario continues and I shut the computer down as soon as possible. I'm sure I have the ram seated properly. Any ideas? Thank you in advance
 

A:One long beep, pause, another long beep when I turn on computer

If you are sure that you have them seated correctly try one stick at a time.
 

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I just got new asus AM2 mobo and I'm getting beeps on start. 1 long beep and two short. Somewhere I found it is related to video card. I'm not sure if that's true, but I know videocard is functional and inserted correctly.
The mobo has it's own video, so I tried using only that, same thing. It just doesn't seem to make sense.
 

A:Beeeep, beep beep

One long two short looks like a video issue, as you said. You say it is also happening when you remove the graphics card and try to boot up with the onboard graphics?

Here's what I'd do:

Remove the motherboard from the case and set it on a box beside your case. Next, reset cmos (check your manual to find the cmos jumper pins).

Remove everything from the motherboard except:

cpu with heatsink/fan
one stick of ram
power supply connections to the motherboard (should be two)
connect the case's speaker to the motherboard

Then use a screwdriver to quickly touch (short) the two pins that usually connect to your case's power on switch.

See what kind of beeps you get.

If you still get the beeps, my guess is your need to RMA the board, but please post your system's full specs (including your power supply specs)

Good luck!
 

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most of the time I start my computer I get five beeps pause of few seconds and then 2 beeps. Initially, it was five beeps on;y but the last two have been started recently. what is it about? how can I solve this problem?

A:5 beep pause 2 beep

The beep sequence refers to the CMOS battery - or the clock chip.  Replace the reserve (CMOS) battery -- it's usually a CR-2032 button cell.  If you need details, post the model number (i.e., Inspiron N5110, XPS 9333, etc.).

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I just got a strange reaction from my pc. It was working fine last night, I went to start, turn off computer, shut down and went to bed. I got up this morning and I saw a notice on the screen (PC did not shut down during the night) It said there was a change to the global template for microsoft word and did I want to save changes so I said no and the pc shut down. Later on I tried to call up my key logger and heard a beeping noise from within my pc. I paid it no attention and went on the rest of the day working. I was using Quicken later on and noticed that when I tried to view certain graphs they seemed to be "fluttering" (The page seemed to go up and down rapidly on its own) I closed it and ran Avast antivirus scan. I tried to activate it and got an error message that said it ran into some kind of runtime error (I think) I finly got it started, ran a scan and came up empty of viruses. Then Avast kept shutting itself off. I emptied my waste basket, went to internet options, deleted all files and history (Including online content) then cleared all in Firefox. Next I went to start, run msconfig, start up disable all, restart, back to start, run, msconfig, enable all, reboot and everything seems to be fine now. Can anyone tell me what this may have or still is?
 

A:Beep, Beep, Beepbeepbeep

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My computer sounds like one of those European Police cars heading to and emergency. Beep-beep! Beep-beep, etc.
I am running Windows XP Pro! Need help as to what is going on!
 

A:Need Help: Computer goes beep! beep!

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hi guys,

I recently installed a new sata 2 drive at my computer. I installed the OS and everything ran smooth.
Today I started my computer. On the frontpanel all lights came up like usual but inside nothing happened. The fans ran, the light on the mainboard is on but no beep and no boot.
I tried:
- reset cmos
- with and without graphic card
- removed ram
-checked all connections

everytime the same thing: no beep no boot.

any help

Asus P5LD2
Intel PT4 630 3.0 GHz
Asus EAX 300
Seagate Sata 2 80 GB
Kingston dual ram 1.0 GB
 

A:no beep---is my motherboard dead?

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Hi

Today, after a power failure i was unable to open my PC at all. When i try to open it, it just shuts off immediately. The green light, lights up for 2 seconds and then shuts down. No post screen, no signal to monitor, basically nothing. But it just runs for 2 seconds and then shuts down.

What's wrong with it? Please any help?
Thanks
 

A:Solved: PC dead, no post beep

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I've just built my second computer and I keep getting the "process failure" code when I boot. When I boot without RAM, I only get the 3 beep code. These are all new parts.

I have gone through many checklists, double checked all cords are connected, unscrewed the standoffs and pulled the MOBO out to boot. I've tried booting with nothing but the mobo plug and cpu connected, but still the same 5 beep code. I've pulled the CPU out bc I was kinda rough putting the stock cooler on, but no pins are bent or broken. The cpu fan is plugged in and working.

I'm convinced I must have been too rough with the mobo or perhaps either the mobo/CPU was dead on arrival, however unlikely that sounds. How can I diagnose this? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Mobo: Asus Z87 Pro
Processor: Intel i4770k
Mobo manual: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-PRO/E7832_Z87-PRO.pdf

When booting the system following the bench build, there is no audible POST, but I am unsure if there ever is with this MoBo. I'm getting no visual to what I know is a working monitor, either in the onboard video or either of the (now removed) graphics cards. The keyboard DID light up. The visual POST via the onboard LEDs result in:

DRAM LED: Good in some configurations (1 stick, etc)
CPU LED: Good
VGA LED: Good, but also removed graphics cards to test
Boot Device LED: No Good (light stays on indefinitely)
Q Code: Cycles 10 to 15 seconds, settles on 99

My question is... even without a boot device, shouldn't I get SOMETHING on my screen? Perhaps I have a bad HDD or DVD drive, but either connected or disconnected the system reacts the same--no visual, same POST LEDs.

What I've tried so far:
- Remove from case, setup mobo on cardboard surface/bench
- Reset CMOS / remove battery / follow manual adjusting jumper
- One stick of RAM
- Remove video cards, switch to onboard video
- Ensure all fittings were secure, processor has power, etc
- Unplug one piece at a time to see if anything affects the POST codes... it recognizes no RAM (Q Code 53), but that Boot Device LED haunts me

I'm not sure what else to test at this point or how to proceed. I'm hoping the mobo isn't bad but I need some direction on what to do next, even if t... Read more

A:MoBo Dead? No Beep/No Video

no mention of psu or memory
"processor has power" so u have plugged in the 4/8 power plug...right
 

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Hi all,

Just shutdown my PC and on turning it on nothing happened. Tried a few more times and now it's making a long beep followed by two short ones (though very closely spaced, hardly any gap between them), nothing on screen.

Reading around, it was suggested this might be a video card problem (due to the beep code). I've tried all of the following to no avail:

1) Removing all connected (USB etc) devices
2) Removing everything connected to the mobo (IDE cables, sound card etc)
3) Removing each of my sticks of RAM, followed by both at the same time
4) Removing my video card (no onboard one)
5) Resetting the CMOS

Even with everything I can think of disconnected other than the mobo power, it still beeps. This leads me to think it's the motherboard itself that has gone, rather than the graphics card (I'd expect a different error if I had no graphics card present?). This ties in with my computers rather odd behaviour over the past few months (e.g the odd blue screen, CD drive access on either drive causing it to hard reset after a bit, occasionally not starting until I leave it for a minute...), and I'm totally willing to replace my motherboard, but was just wandering if anyone had any other checks or suggestions to recommend before I go out and buy one?

And if anyone could recommend a good, cheap mobo (all I really need from it is SATA and support for my processor, I'm not too hardcore a user) that would be great.

Cheers,
Tom

Spec:

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A:1 long beep, 2 short, I think it's the mobo dead?

You MAY POSSIBLY have a problem with bad capacitors. Take the side off the machine and use a bright light to look carefully at the capacitors. The capacitors are small can type objects that should be perfectly flat on the top. If any have "bulging" tops, are leaking a brownish looking fluid, or the capacitors are leaning (not perpendicular to the motherboard) they may be bad.

Attached is a link showing what you should be looking for.

http://www.badcaps.net/ident/

At times as capacitors start to fail boards become very erratic.
 

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Hello, trying to help a friend figure out this problem. His PC gradually became less and less stable,

* sometimes it would boot but with errors (kernel errors)
* sometimes no boot, beeps
* sometimes would boot fine, then suddenly shut off in the middle of web browsing or whatever.

Now, it won't boot at all. It just gives a 4 second continuous beep, pause, then a non-stop beep (will continue as long as you let it). All fans are spinning, including the CPU.

The rig was built in August 2004
Specs:
350w off-name PSU
Asus P4S800
P4 2.8 cpu 800 mhz bus
1 stick, 512 mb Corsair pc3200
ATI 9200
80 GB WD IDE HD
NEC 8X DVDRW
on-board sound

Here's what we've tried so far:

* swapped PSU for known good Antec 420w PSU - results in same beep code

* swapped vid card for know good ATI 9800 Video card - results in same beep code

* swapped cpu for known good P4 2.8 ghz CPU - results in same beep code

* swapped RAM for known good stick of exact same brand and type. - results in same beep code

* tried unplugging all devices, except mobo, video, mouse, keyboard. No go. same beep code.

* tried re-seating video and cpu, nada.

Does this narrow it down to the motherboard? For the life of me, I can NOT find beep codes for this board. Anyone know what one long continuous beep would normally mean?

Thanks for reading this!
 

A:one lonnnnnnng beep, no post - is the mobo dead?

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got a a desketop, just buought a gtx 480 for it.. great.... my pus didnt have the 6 or 8 pins connectors, so i used another psu i have.... BAD idea... didnt boot but insted gave me BEEEP BEEEP BEEEP BEEEP.....no power. also sounded like a spark or something kinda "crikiling." great so i put my stock psu back and my weaker 6770 and.... .... no power.... no boot.. no beeping... D: WHAT DO I DOOO. i need this to work for my company. we are on standby untill this is up and running (we are volunteer)

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop.
Firstly, I have detected a problem with the display, some pixels on the monitor were not loaded successfully. The number of those pixels has significantly increased over the time and, further, the laptop has begun to start at a second try, the first try involving a beep at power on, thus avoiding the initialization of the system.
At the moment, when trying to power on the laptop, it starts with a single beep which suggests me that it is a "Motherboard: BIOS ROM Failure" fault.However, I don't know how I could proceed in detecting the problem(s) and getting the laptop firstly to boot correctly and secondly to avoid the failure of loading the pixels. Furthermore, do you think that those problems are somehow related?
Thank you in advance.
Best regards,
Roxana Stan

A:Dell Inspiron 3521 Laptop does not boot (1 beep) & Dead pixels

Unplug the system, remove the battery (or unplug it if it's internal) and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Remove the base cover and both memory modules and reinstall them.
If that clears the single beep issue, hold the D key through powerup, which will start an LCD built in self test.  If the screen then shows solid colors OK, it's fine.
If it does not - or the single-beep issue isn't cleared -- the first step is a big one: the mainboard needs to be replaced.  You're looking at about $300 or more with labor - and on a low-end system like this one, you may find it better to replace rather than repair a major fault such as a bad mainboard.

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to assist me, I'll get to the point. But before I begin, I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3. Yesterday I was loading a YouTube video in Firefox (with nothing else open besides AVG Anti-Virus and Advanced SystemCare), but as soon as it finished loading and I was about to play it, the computer completely froze up and ALT+CTRL+DEL wouldn't open the Task Manager.

I manually shut off the computer via the power button and waited five minutes before turning it back on. But after I pressed the power button, The fan & monitor failed to turn on & after five seconds the computer made a loud & continuous beep noise with a faint mechanical ticking, and the CD drive light stopped flashing. I waited a few minutes before turning it off and trying it again multiple times with the exact same results each time.

I'm clueless. I have tried taking out all uneccesary cables such as the Ethernet Cable & USB Connecter Cable, but it has not changed. I have had no virus related problems recently, I run both an AVG and Advanced SystemCare scan daily. I haven't any other ideas and would truly appreciate anyone who is willing to offer advice. Thanks.

A:Computer fails to boot, Monitor doesn`t power on and constant beep follows

Seems your system is signaling an equipment failure at the POST (Power On Self Test). Is the beeping a single continuous beep that never ends, or a series of individual beeps that just keeps going?

Also, knowing the brand and model of the computer, or if it's a generic build, details of the motherboard, video card used, will help in diagnosis.

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Q: 8 Beep

Hi,

I need help with my Dell Inspiron N5110. In 6 years, I have never encountered any problem with it except is slowed after a couple of years from the date of Purchase (late 2010) and battery which I removed and never replaced. 
I am not a techie person so please bear with my explanation.

Last week, i have encountered the 8-beeps and blank screen I tried the "D" and power button and it did restart which I thought already back to normal. I shut it down and went to work. The next day, as I turned it on, it gave me the blank screen again and the beeps, unfortunately the "D"-thing wont work anymore.
I am afraid my laptop would resign on me - I cannot afford to lose it. Please I need help - what shall I do?

Thanks.

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Q: Beep???

i've been having a problem with my computer lately..it'll start beeping, freeze and then restart for no reason at all?? i opened my case up and figured out that the beeping is coming from the hard drive? but i dont know what is causing it... does ne1 know of anything that might help? i tried restoring my comp re-installing windows all that n i even installed windows sp2 and all the anti viruses n what not but its still doing it..please help if u know what is wrong..

A:Beep???

Unless the hardware world changed without me knowing about it, hard drives don't beep.

They are, however, often installed very close to the case speaker (a small round speaker that is used pretty much just to generate error beeps).

The key here would be to post the indentification of your motherboard (manufacturer, model) and what kind of BIOS is installed on it, and then describe the beeping (how many beeps, are they short, long, etc).


The beeps are saying something is wrong. What we need is to figure out what they're saying. That involves knowing the language (what BIOS is doing the talking) and the words (3 short beeps, a long and four short, whatever).


Usually when BIOS complains like this it's about the video card or the memory or something basic and important like that. Once the problem is identified it should be a simple matter of replacing the failing parts.

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I could really get some browniw points with my partner with your help.
Basicaly, she turns her PC on and after a few moments it just starts beeping from within the towere. Blank screen and pressing F8 repeatedly on start has no effect?? Stuck. Help. thanks.
 

A:Beep Beep

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Hi

The file beep.sys in windows\system32\drivers keeps on being infected. I have deleted it and even copied a clean one but about every 10 seconds it is back with the infected one. I have also replaced the null.sys with a clean one. Together with this is a pop up that ask me to insert your windows xp home cd.

I have scanned the pc with, malwarebytes, spybot, superantispyware, avira and avg and I did remove a lot of spyware and malware.

I can't figure out where this infected file keeps on coming from.

Any ideas will be grately appreciated.

Regards

A:Beep.sys

Welcome to BCUpdate mbam and run a FULL scanPlease post the results==========================We Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.----------------------------------Please note: If Rootrepeal fails to run, try this step: Click Settings - Options. Set the Disk Access slider to High

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I just got a new system and the motherboard constantly gives three beeps on boot, which according to the manual is a main memory read/write error.

To save you looking it up in my profile, it's an ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard, and the memory is Corsair's 1024MB TwinX, DDR 400, PC3700 RAM (four 512MB chips totalling 2.0 Gig).

I can't stop it doing it, the memory tests out fine, and it even does it if I install EACH memory chip separately - I can't believe they are ALL faulty! Is it because the speed is too high for the board? Should I go into the bios and "tone it down" a bit - if so some kind soul will have to give me the *****'s guide on how to do it.

I've tried Tech Service at asus on [email protected], but the email just gets bounced as undeliverable (very helpful - NOT).

Heeeeelp!!
 

A:beep beep beep

Does your system work OK? Run some memory testing programs, if they come out good, don't bother yourself.
 

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Q: 1 beep

I keep getting a loud short beep
Windows xp loaded
System works but hangs up with sound ac97
Tyan 2266 board
p4 1.6
64 meg nforce g2 400mz
lan card on pci
256 ddr kingston value ram
266x64c25/256
Is this a ram problem?
Help me please
 

A:1 beep

The following are AMI BIOS Beep Codes that can occur. However because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS the beep codes may vary.

Beep Code Descriptions
1 short DRAM refresh failure

The following are Award BIOS Beep Codes that can occur. However because of the wide variety of different computer manufacturers with this BIOS the beep codes may vary.

Beep Code Description
1 long, 2 short Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information
Any other beep(s) RAM problem

The following are IBM BIOS Beep Codes that can occur. However because of the wide variety of models shipping with this BIOS the beep codes may vary.

Beep Code Description
No Beeps No Power, Loose Card, or Short.
1 Short Beep Normal POST, computer is ok.
 

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Sometimes when i type something on my keyboard, then i hear a beep from my headphones, and like typing is disabled then... Even while writing this here im getting those beeps... help pls, its been like that for 2 days.

A:beep or something...

You might be hearing "Keyboard Clicks" I'd suggest that you explore your keyboard settings and disable anything that resembles keyboard clicks or key sounds. Here's how you do it on a Dell:






Quote:
Press [FN] + [F1] to enter the Setup program.
Press [ALT] + [P] (both at the same time) to go to the second page.
Highlight Keyboard Click: and press the [Right arrow] key (->) to set
it to Disabled.
Press [ESC] to exit the Setup program.
Now the keyboard will not emit a beep tone when you type.

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