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

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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Answer: 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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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

Answer: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!

Answer: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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Hi there, I have an ibm thinkpad lenovo which was working fine till yesterday and suddenly today have stoped working. It do not display anything on start button press. It looks the processors are started as fan kind of noises are there, then it give 1 beep then 4 short beeps and the 1 beep and then another 1 ie. 1, 4, 1, 1 and nothing happens. Please sugggest what has happened to it. I dont want to be fooled by the service repair guys. regards,Sidsmart

Answer:R61: blank screen, 1 beep, 4 short beep the 2 more beep.

1-1-4-1 - Cache Error (level 2). You have a problem with the bios, which may require the replacement of the entire motherboard.

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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?

Answer: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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Hello Team,I purchased a T61 laptop in 2008.Machine Type 6460Serial Number : *Now a problem with my laptop I shutdown the laptop properly in the evening and when i tried to start it in the morning it is giving me a long beep and 2 short beep. there is no display on the screen also . Seems there is some problem with motherboard and graphics card. Looks like no booting process is going on i checked with external monitor but no display on external monitor also.CPU fan is working for few seconds and stoped then a long beep and 2 short beep . when i am trying to stop the machine with poweroff button again one beep before poweroff. Pls sugguest me wht to do the next and what is the real problem . Moderator edit: Masked serial.

Answer:CPU fan is working for few seconds and stoped then a long beep and 2 short beep

Hello, Your reported T61 bios beep codes would indicate you have one of the following failures: System boardLCD assemblyDIMMThe DIMMS would be my first choice to test so, if you have more than one DIMM installed, try  try removing one of them and try to boot, if OK, you have removed the bad RAM; however, if the results are the same, remove the other DIMM and install the one you removed previously. If you can boot OK now, you have isolated the bad RAM. Now, if you can't boot with either stick, then, I guess the RAM is not the problem (unless you have two bad sticks and I doubt that). See the  Memory Removal and Installation Guide for more information. Good luck!

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Hi guys,

I have an Asus Z97A Motherboard/GTX 1080/24GB DDR3Gskill/ 500 GB SSD + 1to HDD and recently when i boot my PC i hear 1 long beep then quickly after 3 short beep.. I've searched in Asus website about the meaning of these beep and it's written that it's a Video card faulty..

But well just after these beep my pc is booting well ! and video card working well too, i've no problem playing games.

The strange thing also is that it's making these beep like 1 time every 2 or 3 days as i shut down my pc every night and when i'm going to work.

Do you have an idea of what i can do ??

EDIT : And by the way here's what i tried,

-Disable integrated graphic
-Clear CMOS
-Update Nvidia driver

Answer:1 Long beep + 3 short beep Asus motherboard

This may be your GPU video card starting to fail.

[Motherboard] Table for ASUS BIOS beep codes

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CAN ANY ONE TELL WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. SYSTEM IS GIVING TWO SHORT BEEPS FOLLOWED BY 3 SHORT BEEPS AND THERE IS NO DISPLAY ON THE MONITOR.  CHECKED RAM FOUND SERVICEABLE.

Answer:intel 845, P-4:- IT GIVES 2 BEEP FOLLOWED BY 3 SHORT BEEP AND NO DISPLAY

Go to the website of your bios provider and check the beep codes. I'm guessing it's the video card.

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I understand that this means there is a system board error.  I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full). Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself?  Is there a pin short I can use for this? Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/  I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars. Thanks for any help!

Answer:X230 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep, no screen: can I reset the BIOS?

1-3-3-1 means no memory. If you have 2 DIMMs, try with just one, then just the other. When you try with just one DIMM, it needs to go into slot-0. When you have the machine sitting lid-down and the battery compartment away from you, slot-0 is the one on the right.

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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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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.

Answer: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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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

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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.
 

Answer:1 Short Beep, 1 Long Beep

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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)

Answer: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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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
 

Answer:one short beep one long beep

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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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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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HP Pavilion Media Center PC m8100n

1 short beep followed by 1 long beep. This repeats over and over with a pause inbetween.

Answer:Hp Media Center Beep Codes

Ah looks like it might be a memory problemo... based on the common hp and compaq beep codes listed at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...=bph07107#N194

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Hi,  I recently updated my BIOS to the latest version using the System Update tool from Lenovo. For a while everything seemed to be working alright, as the BIOS was dowloaded and the computer rebooted. After rebooting the first time i was presented with the BIOS utility, and noticed that the update was progressing.  After 20 or so seconds the computer rebooted again. This is where my problems began. The computer immediately started beeping this short-short-short-long melody from the speakers. I thought this was normal, so I left the computer on for quite a while.  However, the beeping never stopped. Now the beeping resumed the instant i plug the power back in. I have yet been able to actually getting any sort of information on-screen telling me what's wrong.  I've tried following the "Recovering from a POST/BIOS update failure" on page 267 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual, but no luck with that so far. No matter where I place the jumper, the beeping code is the same short-short-short-long melody (yeah, it sounds like a disney tune or something). Any bright ideas? The machine type is a M92p 2992-B3G I'd hate to have to send it in for repairs, and Lenovo's Norwegian support line doesn't open until Monday, and there seems to be no way to call their 800-number in the states from here  Oh, and would this be covered by my warranty if repairs / motherboard replacement is the only way out? UPDATE #1: I found... Read more

Answer:Fail to boot (short-short-short-long beep code) after M92p BIOS Update

I just had the same issue after a bios update on an M91p I unplugged the power and sata connections to the CD/HDD and powered up the PC. After receiving the No OS found screen, I powered off the PC, reconnected everything and it powered up just fine afterward. hope this helps!  

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Hi, Ive got my old computer out to give to my son, but it has a black screen and beeps at startup. one three then one beep.Nothing comes up on the screen.I cant find anything on the mobo to identify it.It is an OLD computer. It used to work well. I was just curious if it would go.Ive since changed the drive probably WIN95, and 4 gig.Ive tried other drives, changed the screen to another, taken out the battery to reset the bios removed the cables to the CD and floppy, but always the same start up beeps.I looked at the beep codes here http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm. and here CH000304.Well Im confused ...How would I go about getiing this going please?

Answer:beep, beep beep beep, beep. Black screen?

I don't think that is the right document....Exactly what are the beeps?

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Hi, I have been using the Y480 for almost 2 years. However, when I boot up this morning, it just beep beep beep continously. and the screen just have a cursor blinking. But after I reboot again and press F2 to enter bios, and then quit bios settings, the notebook can be boot up successfully. I have backup everything I need What should I do to fix the error? Is my harddisk gonna be failed? I have lost all the purchase receipts but I have registered 2 years ago. Thanks!Peter

Answer:Y480 continous beep beep beep during startup

Beeps are error messages from the Motherboard. Either the MOBO is failing or you have a problem with your RAM, I dont think it is related to your HDD, but you should create a backup. Also, if you don't have, please create recovery disks immediately. You may want to do more research depending on the BIOS manufacturer and the beep codes. You can google these terms and you should find information on the procedure to validate this. You can also try to re-seat the RAM, maybe it got a bit unsettled, if you moved the laptop. All in all, if you took the externded warranty and you are still under it, you may want to send the laptop to Lenovo for repairs.

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have x220 i buy from ebay system board after installation i have problem: black screen and 5 short beeps pause and 2 short beeps anyone have idea how fix it? self

Answer:X220 5 short beeps pause and 2 short beep and black screen

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht035729





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I suspect a memory issue ...I have 256 meg pc2100 memory . I have tried switching slots and got it to boot but it froze after 2 min.
Would not restart after that only beep codes

Can someone help me?

Answer:Tecra S1 sends beep code - 2 short 1 long 3 short

Can you try an other RAM? I think it?s a memory issue but I?m not sure.

It could be also a mainboard problem but you should try an other memory module first.

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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??.
 

Answer: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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Question: Short Beep

When an display box pops up or I click on something that cannot be clicked, the computer makes a short beep. How do i turn this off

Answer:Short Beep

in XP - Control Panel - Sounds and Audio Devices - Sounds tab - look at the events and change any you want to a (None) setting. OR change the Sound Scheme to None and switch them all off in one go.

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Hi there You get any ideas who I can solve the problem. When I start the subnotebook the screen stays black. I get the beep warning. After the signal the computer turns off automatically. I already changed the RAM. The symptom stays the same.In the internet I found the information that the RAM or mainboard are faulty. Is this correct? Anyone has an idea what to do. Unfortunatly I have no more warranty on this notebook. SincerelyFrank

Answer:X220 start with beep warning 1 short, pause, 3 short, pause 1, 3 short, pause, 1 short

Hello and welcome,
 
Here's the Hardware Maintenance Manual beep codes on page 50.  Seems to confirm your suspicion:  DIMM or system board
 
Z.

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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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pc is coming on but there is one long beep followed by 2 short beeps.no display on the screen

Answer:my pc has one long beep followed by two short

Know your beeps ----http://www.sysopt.com/tutorials/art...BIOS Error Beeps, Messages, and Codes

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I keep getting a short beep. I found this on the net but I'm not a tech and don't know how to do this stuff.

Very short beep
This problem is linked to your motherboard. It can also mean that you are facing a problem with your system memory (BIOS AWARD)
I would appreciate any help you can provide.

HP Pavillion 7 laptop
AMD A8 Vision
Windows 8.1
 

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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.
 

Answer:1 long beep 3 short

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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
 

Answer:1 long and 2 short beep

reply

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

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I get a single short but decently loud beep about once a day from my x120e laptop.  Sometimes I think maybe it's in response to me laying my hands too heavily on the laptop, but that seems unlikely.  I couldn't find my beep on the beep symptoms guide I found on Lenovo.   Why it do this?

Answer:One short beep x120e

Perhaps it beeps when it reaches a preset low-battery level?When it beeps, does the battery indicator light turn from green to orange?If so, all you need to do is plug it into an AC outlet.If not, then i don't know what it might be.

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After I first boot up my PC and then enter the windows XP logon screen, within five seconds or so I hear only one short beep sound coming from the motherboard speaker (not the other auxiliary speakers). Previously I do not recall hearing this sound at the XP Welcome screen after booting up. Does anyone know what this means and how I can stop it?

Windows XP Home Edition SP3.

 

Answer:XP welcome screen short beep

From: http://www.theeldergeek.com/turn_off_system_beeps.htm

This tweak prevents the system beeps from being audible without altering any other audio settings.

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound
Modify/Create the Value Data Type(s) and Value Name(s) as detailed below.
Data Type: REG_SZ [String Value] // Value Name: Beeps
Setting for Value Data: [0 = Disabled / 1 = Enabled]
Exit Registry and Reboot
 

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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.
 

Answer:One long beep and two short

Check these against your particular BIOS.
 

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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?
 

Answer:Solved: beep beep beep beep beep beep beep

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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 :-(
 

Answer: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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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

Answer:Need Help 1 long beep 3 short beeps

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hi guys..I tried to boot the pc the other day and it did 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and it wouldn't boot up, Ever since then it has booted sometimes and not others. I cant find my manual to find the codes for the beeping. I was told that 1 long and 2 short usually means memory problem, Is that usually the case ? cheers guys 

Answer:1 long beep and 2 short beeps

Go to the website of your bios provider for a list of their beep codes.

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 after I put more memory in my computer my monitor went blank. After rebooting it makes one long and three short beeps. The monitor  does not work now. I tried taking out the extra memory, but it still makes still makes the same pattern of beeps and monitor still does not work. Iam useing windowa 98 se Any suggestions would be great.  :-/

Answer:1 long beep and three short beeps

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htmThat may be useful.

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Hey guys, big problem this time is: computer, stopped working.

I turned it on yesterday and was greeted with a a long beep followed by two short ones. I had a look as my setup and noticed the circuit breaker light wasnt working so thought it might be the breaker was playing up - so I got a replacement.

It worked again, but today it started up but didnt load up the graphics card - I restarted and met the beeps again - it doesnt even get to anything when loading BIOS, just beeps and stays blank screen.

The last thing I changed was adding a few more case fans and its been working fine for about a week and a half. I'm currently doing a Masters in 3d Animation and Im way behind with my final project already working 24/7 so I really cant afford not to do any work.

PC Specs are:

X2 Quad Core Intel Xion 2.5Hz,8GB RAM,Nvidia Geforce 9800GX2,Tyan Tempest i5400XT MoBo,Vista x64,X2 Sata & X3 IDE Drives,7 Case Fans.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:1 Long Beep, 2 Short Beeps

Had a look around at beep codes. Someone said your MOBO was Phoenix, but none of their codes match yours.
All but one code I found says your code means a "video failure".
What's it showing in Device Manager (Sound, Video and Game Controllers)?
Could try reinstalling drivers.
Any chance you nudged the video card when installing fans? Check that it's seated properly. Pull it out, check for dust, etc, and re-seat.
 

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Dear community members,I hope someone can help me. During a BIOS-update of my R500 (2731-A11), it 'froze' and nothing was reacting anymore. My Windows 7 closed the BIOS update program and I wanted to restart because of the previous software updates in the Lenovo update program. Here it comes.... after this my laptop didn't restart anymore. It stays with a blank screen and beeps (once long,twice short) I have read the hardware manual and it says I have to check RFU System Board, DIMM or LCD. Is there really not another way to do this. I am not very technical and I don't think the problem is in the hardware, because it is a 1 or 2 year old Lenovo  Please help me.I really hope that my BIOS isn't damaged or something. When I had a pc I just changed the CMOS battery, but I assume laptops don't have a cmos battery. 

Answer:R500 one long, two short beep

there is CMOS battery, it is located under the keyboard. The ram modules is under the palmrest. You should try to take out the ram modules and start the laptop without it and then reinstall them. Here is the manual that shows you how to do it. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70067.html

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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!
 

Answer: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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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!
 

Answer:1 short beep 2 long beeps

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

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Hey well I am building a computer and when I boot up I get one long beep then two short beeps

Motherboard is A8N-SLI Premium 939
Video card is x300 ATI

I have no idea what is causing this to do this

Answer:Long beep two short beeps

Looking up some info on the motherboard:

1 long, 2 short - Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information.

In layman's terms. There is something wrong with the video card.

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my laptop makes sporadic beep noises lasting about 2 seconds. it has happened in the past , once every few months, but in the past week it has happened about 3 times. it is not related to start up or any activity. theres no change in performance of the laptop. the laptop is 18 months old.what is causing the noise and do i need to do anything about it. thanks,Bilal

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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.
 

Answer:1 long beep, 2 short beeps

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been having this problem for a few months I had thought it was from a zlob trojan but not to sure now -jeeze I just am not really sure . But I have gotten pop ups telling me my virtual moneroy was to low .Sometimes I will try to login to email but nothing will type in login box .If I wait long enough I will hear a short beep then everything works fine . I had thought it was from having low memory but I added a new 512 to the 512 I have installed already.I also installed a new 320HD , I did not use a fresh copy of xp for the new hd I used my recovery disk to reload xp . I wonder if my problem is with the recovery disk :cry. I had the same problem before the new hardware was installed I thought for sure the new hardware would correct the problem . I was wrong . Sometimes when this freeze up starts I have to unplug the cpu wait like 5 minuites then all is fine . Should I wipe my HD and install a new verzion of xp ? I hope someone can help me please . :cry
 

Answer:One short beep plus keyboard freezes

terryreece said:





been having this problem for a few months I had thought it was from a zlob trojan but not to sure now -jeeze I just am not really sure .Click to expand...

Welcome to Majorgeeks one of the first steps any should undertake if to follow this excellent advice:

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

If after following that thread you still have problems we will explore it further.
 

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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!
 

Answer:1 Short Beep 2 Long Beeps...

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

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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?

Answer: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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About 2 days ago, I noticed that the pc speaker is giving me a signle beep at logon. I click my name on the welcome screen, type my pasword, my wallpaper loads, then I hear a single beep. Everythomg else works normally. This pc has 5 users, only i et the beep.

Shortly before this started, i had been fooling around with a program called rainlendar. (i can't post he link, it is the top google result of "rainlendar")

it had been giving me anerror message at logon, and so I uninstalled it. I thought perhaps this beep was because of it (when it was installed, it was set to run automatically at logon). I had a peek at my hkeylocalmachine and hkeycurrentuser registries, and the startup program list in msconfig, but I don't see any remnants of it.

I can't think of anything else that could be causing this problem, Although it may be related to another mysterious problem I have where the computer randomly displays a BSOD.

Thanks for any help!
(I could always just make myself a new user acount, but it would take a while to restore all my settings and stuff)
 

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Hi, Please I need help with the issues I am currently having with my Thinkpad T410. Sometimes when I turn on my computer it gives 4 short beeps about 4 times and then there is a blank screen though the power button is on. After a while when I turn it on it comes on without any problem and then another time the problem repeats itself again.Please can someone help me fix the issue. My BIOS number is 6IET85WW(1.45). Thanks in advance.

Answer:T410 four cycles of 4 short beep

Beep codes. Back up your data STAT.

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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?
 

Answer:1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps

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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 :-(
 

Answer:long beep, short deadline :-(

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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?
 

Answer:One long beep two short beeps

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I am having problems with my computer not turning on, one long beep then two short beeps, then a black screen. Just happened last night, the machine went into sleep mode, wouldn't come out, I rebooted and that is the error beeps I received. It has been a great little machine till now. I am in contact with customer support/service in Taiwan, where I bought the machine, but I am wondering if anyone else had problems with this on their R61?  I know the T61 had a lot of problems, and I'm wodnering if it's related? Also, I cannot find my original receipt (company paid for the machine, I'm trying to get them to track back through their accounting receipts...)  but I know I paid for 3 years (2 additonal years warranty) but I have only one year listed online. Worst case scenario, if if thea ccounting team cannot locate the receipt, is it possible to pay for additional warranty, and then have the computer fixed. I do not work at the company any longer, though I still have my machine (nice of them) and I think it will be very expensive to fix if it is a mother board problem. 

Answer:R61 One long beep, two short beeps then nothing

what is the GPU used on your machine?
 
Yes you can purchase post warranty warranty on the machine. 

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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?
 

Answer:One long beep, two short beeps.

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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.
 

Answer:one short beep then two long beeps?

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Hi, my new Lenovo y50-70 starts making just one short beep every hour, even when off...I can't understand why.Please help me figure it out. 

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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
 

Answer: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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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.
 

Answer: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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Hi everyone,I have a quick question.I've recently bought a second hand T60 (1952-CTO) which had lots of problems including a keyboard that didn't work (0210 error Stuck Key) over heating (reconditioned the CPU fan & reapplied new thermal paste) and now I'm facing a new problem.The T60 works find when plugged in (with no battery installed) but when I tried to run it on the battery alone nothing happened (despite being charged to 100%).When I then turn the T60 on with the power lead and battery I get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps with nothing on the screen.After turning the T60 off then try again, it works and boots up fine.I've looked it up on other threads and they suggest he DIMM so I've tried he following:Battery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - does not bootBattery & Lead [off] - does not bootBattery & Lead [on] - does not bootUnplug & reconnectBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - does not bootBattery & Lead [off] - boots ok***Battery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery & Lead [off] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [off] - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - does not boot - 3 beepsDisconnect & reconnect leadBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - boots okRemoved 3rd party DIMM & leave originalBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery & Lead [off] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [off] - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - boots okBattery - nothingBattery & Lead [on] - b... Read more

Answer:T60 - 1 long beep followed by 2 short beeps

It's either the system board or the DIMM, because we know the LCD works when plugged in.  http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42t7844_04.pdf, page 54.  What happens when you only install a known-good DIMM?

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I got this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813138266
and this processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103606
and set them uop today. I have no peripherals connected. I get a single short beep, BioStar splash screen and it hangs there indefinitely. I have cleared the CMOS and swapped power supplies, memory and memory slots with no change in result.

I can't think of anything else to do.
 

Answer:One short beep, BioStar splashe screen, nothing else

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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!
 

Answer:One long beep, two short beeps on boot

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I'm bad at computers, so I'm not sure where to put this.

My laptop fell out of my backpack just about a foot above a carpeted floor. I thought it might be OK, but when I turn it on, I hear one longer beep and then two shorter ones. The screen remains black and never displays anything.

"Behind" this black screen I can hear the computer seeming to boot as normal. I hear the chimes when the desktop should come up, and pressing my keyboard volume shortcuts I hear the volume beeps, so the computer itself seems to work, but the screen displays nothing.

I've googled and searched, and it seems like it might be a "video problem" or "video card problem" and I've also seen references to computer memory and motherboards. But honestly, I don't know much about computer maintenance and repair, so I'm lost.

Please help me!

It is a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ680 laptop. I don't know a lot about computers, but I'm good at fixing things and following instructions. I have a copy of the SZ680 repair manual, and would really like to avoid the cost of getting it repaired elsewhere if possible. If anyone knows what needs replacement, etc. that would be awesome.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Long beep, two short, blank screen HELP!

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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

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Answer: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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Just received this PC and it has been sounding one short beep at boot since I turned it on the very first time, is this normal operation or is their a potential problem. Everything appears to be functioning normally but I want to be sure this is OK. TIA.  

Answer:One short BIOS beep at boot up AXC-605-UR29 is thi...

it's a check/confirmation beep, so it's normal.

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The 5741 was dropped and will no longer boot from HDD When it is attemping to boot it does a single short beep every 16 seconds (it also does this when you are in the BIOS) Would anyone know what the beep means?

Answer:5741 Single short beep every 16 seconds

MadMaff,
 
That could signal the hard drive or the mainboard is damaged. Easiest troubleshooting step, replace the hard drive and see if that removes the beeping.

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Dear Friends,I got an old Dell Dimension L866R.  The BIOS seems to be Phoenix.I upgraded the CPU to 1GHz, the Memory to 512M and repalced the hard drive.  However, it always gives me a short beep after POST.  It starts normally, no problem in identifying memory and IDE drives, and the Windows XP is loaded and started with no problem.  However, I can't find a way to get rid of the beep.  I disconnected all second drives, replaced the memory, ide cable, removed all pci cards, etc.  What else could cause the beep?Thanks,Brian

Answer:computer starts well, but a short beep after POST

Is the replaced processor identified in the BIOS? Did you check the beep codes for that model on the Dell site?

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Ok so ive been here several times over the past 2 or so years with this same issue, and every time I think I have it solved but to no avail. here is the issue:
my computer was working fine one night and in the morning it wouldnt start. I click the power button and everthing sounds fine until Its suppost to give a single beep, but insted it gives me 1 long and 2 short beeps. I have an Award bios, and when I went to check out what this means, it says it:
"Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information"

so im not sure what this means other than the video card is bad. the video card is pretty new and before I go any further i guess I should say that the last time this happend, I fixed it by resetting my cpu. and before you say it, yes I have already tried this.
 

Answer:1 long beep 2 short? (award bios)

hmm

Sounds like the video card bit the bullet :dead:
 

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Hello people. I've very recently come across a big problem. When cold starting up my HP Media Center m7000 computer I hear 2 short and a long beep. However I can start the machine apparently using a trick which is to turn it on and keep holding the button until it turns off again and then quickly turning on once more. This seems to work after a few trials and today it worked after i opened the box and touched the wires connecting the power button to the motherboard. I've tested the graphic card and it is ok. Could this be a virus? I've changed nothing in my computer, in fact it's untouched for it's lifetime. Another interesting factor: When the computer has been running for a while, there is no problem at all, it will start, restart and cold-start. The next day the problem repeats itself. This isn't supposed to happen to HP computers Any clues? Thank you very much!!!!!!

Answer:Beep code: 2 short, 1 long but i can still start up sometimes!

Quote:




2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed




BIOS Beep Codes - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

reseat video card. If it requires additional power from the psu reseat that connection as well.

reset bios.

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Guys,

I have a Sony VGN-FZ21E the laptop shows no display when turned on and give one long beep and then two short beeps. I've tried connecting a external display but this also shows no picture.

I've changed the RAM and the HHD but the beep still continue, with no display showing.

How do I fix this problem?

Answer:One long beep then two short, no display shown

Hi,

Those beeps are your BIOS "telling" you something is wrong. In order to work out what it is trying to say, we need to know what BIOS you are running. When your PC boots, it shows a black screen with writing.....something like AWARD BIOS Ver 1.021.

Can you tell us what yours says? Once we know, we can work out what the beeps mean.

Regards,
Golden

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Asus A8N-E Motherboard

I get the same beep code no matter what I do.
Things I've done while clearing CMOS each time
Pulled the Video Card
Switched Video card
Switched PCI slots for Video cards
Switched Monitors
Pulled RAM
Replaced CMOS Battery which tested dead
Pulled the power on all drives

I'm thinking power supply but I don't have one to swap.

Any Ideas

Thanks

Neil
 

Answer:Will Not boot - 1 long 2 short beep code

This happened to me with a dell, ya go figure! I ad to make sure the RAM was pused down tight and one slot was empty and the little shitch holder things were open and it keept making 1 long and 2 quick little beeps but after i shut those it worked so if thats not it thats my it of info sorry bout ur luck
 

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Hi I have an old 486 and earlier in the week I tried it to see if it worked I saw the processor digits on screen running and I went into CMOS but did nothing.Now on boot-up it shows FO on post-test card. I also get one long beep followed by two short, and one low buzz followed by one high buzz?I have changed the graphics card but no joy.There is nothing on the monitor at all now any ideas anyone.Ex

Answer:(486PC) Beep code one long two short followed by.

Sorry, would not know what might be wrong just have found this Bios Beep Codes click here

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For months I have been having that problem, I turn on my PC and I hear this sound I have attached as a zip file. and the PC would not boot. then I would fiddle with the memory and video card making show they are in tight and then it would boot normal, but after some time of using the PC I would sometimes get a blue screen saying dumping and after the dump I would have to restart. or I would just get countless restart. I would have to power off the PS from the switch for a few hrs or over night and the power back on the the restarting would stop.

I also use and Antec EarthWatt 500 and I get the same problem, but a few days ago I noticed that my Antec was making a hissing sound, like it is leaking electricity, but the pc would stay on, until I start to play video games for a while or MAA on Facebook. the hissing would stop after a while but when something gets too hot, the PC would just restart, and keep restarting until I turn the power on from the back of the PS for a few hrs or over night and then it would start again.

I tried cleaning the PC, PS, Video Car and Memory like I normally do every 6-8months and now the pc would not start. I just keep getting the Long beep, or is it a Long and 2 very short beeps, you tell me after you have listened to the audio file. I have tried fiddling with the VC and MS to no avail. I tried unplugging the Dvi from the card and I would not get no beeps at all, pc would just stay on. plug monitor back and no beeps. power off PS and turn it bac... Read more

Answer:GA-870A-USB3 One Long Beep (maybe 2 very short ones)

Ok guys...I removed both memory and Video card, I get a long continuous beep, put only memory back, one at a time, or both and I get no beeps what so every...What you'll think?
 

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I've just put together the following system:

Seasonic x850
Gigabyte z87x D3H
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core

I'm also running two 8800GTS until I'm able to upgrade them. I suspect they must be faulty as I'm unable to get any video signal from them. When using the on-board video out, I was able to boot the system and all seemed well. I shut-down, but now I am unable to any video, and have one long and three short beeps on power-up. I have tried my GPU's in either slot, have tried on-board display, have reset CMOS, have switched RAM into other slots. If no RAM is inserted, I get multiple short beeps.

I was running the two 8800GTS on a socket 775 motherboard that packed-up, and I ordered a second-hand replacement, but I sent it back as I thought it was faulty as I couldn't get any video. There's no way a faulty GPU could damage a motherboard is there? There just seems to be a pattern of me trying the GPU and then being left with no video...

Any suggestions will be most appreciated!
 

Answer:New Build, one long beep, three short, no video

Check the owner's manual for the board - it should list what the "beep" code means. If you do not have the manual that came with the board, you should be able to go to Gigabyte's website and look it up.

Hope this helps.
 

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i have 4 beep sound and power button blink with red color , board no is E93839  Bandara

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Hi Since I received my new Thinkpad last Thursday, I have been experiencing these short beeps every once in a while which seem to occur randomly. I checked the beep codes for my model and the sound I hear doesn't appear in that list. I did some research and found that there is some kind of 'beep driver' which should be responsible for these kind of short sounds. I turned the sounds/driver of via RegEdit on Windows and used Commandprompt (with 'sc stop beep' and 'sc config beep start= disabled') and although the beep occurs less than before, it is still there.Is there anyone with a similar problem or experience who might know the answer to this problem?Thanks in advance.

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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!!!
 

Answer:1 Short beep 2 long beeps NO DISPLAY!

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I know this usually means video card is bad. I need to know if disconnecting internal video cable on working system will give the same symptom to help isolate problem between display and video card













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Answer:need help in diagnosing 1 long beep 2 short beeps

1 long and 2 shorts is one of three things,  Planar, lcd assembly, or memory.    

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Last night computer worked fine.  This morning by boot up, it beeps.  2 short and 1 long.  I have dusted /cleaned inside.  I removed each card used an eraser to clean and replaced card carefully.Computer still beeps.Any suggestions?

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Hi there, I'd like to ask this:

I have Toshiba Satellite A210-16f (since october 2007).
I irregularly hear short (ca 1sec) beep coming out of right part of my notebook (close to right speaker, del key or DC in...).

I can hear it very irregularly - sometimes twice a day, sometimes once in two weeks.

Does anybody know what is it?
Thanks.

Answer:Irregularly short beep on Satellite A210-16f

To be honest this issue is not known to me. If nobody posts here about this issue I recommend you to contact authorized service partner in your country. Make a call and ask if something like this is known or not.

BTW: Is your notebook preinstalled with original recovery image (factory settings)?

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Hello Geeks,

Oh, my computer is sad. I returned home from a weekend trip to find it still idling but with no internet connection. The cat had tread on the power strip to the modem and turned it off. No big deal, turned it back on but still had no connection to the internet. So I rebooted.

And that was the last time I ever saw my poor PC function. Now I get nothing except one long beep followed by three short beeps and spinning fans. From what I'd read that indicated either a RAM issue or a Video issue, depending on the bios. I am fairly certain I have AWARD bios, so I assumed it was the video. But since I didn't want to think my newish, expensive video card was toast, I removed, cleaned, and reseated everything first.

No dice. So I ordered up a new video card. Still no dice. Grrr. Well, now I'm plus one 500 dollar video card and minus one working computer. All the fans/internal lights were working, so I figured the power supply was still good. Does that mean the Motherboard slot is toast? Should I try a newer PSU? Replace the MOBO?

The video card is enormous and wont really fit into the secondary video slot, and I'm not sure that'd work anyway, though I tried wedging it past the other connections. Couldn't really seat it without risking breaking something else, so I didn't. Not sure how to proceed. Any advice is appreciated.

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Answer:Dead machine, one long beep, three short

Most Asus boards use AMI bios

I would check your memory. One long and three short should indicate a memory issue for Asus boards.

http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=20081019121328781&board_id=1&model=P5N-E SLI&SLanguage=en-us
 

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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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Answer:1 Short Beep 2 Long Beeps on Boot

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Dear people,

HELP PLEASE!!! I have a black screen and one short beep, followed by a long beep. I can not access my keyboard or mouse. I have not used this computer hardly at all. I have loaded a lot of family photos that are irreplaceable. I can not access mini dump or anything at this point please help.

sincerely, vistadrone1

Answer:Black Screen and 1 short n1 long beep!!

Those beeps indicate that there is a hardware problem with your computer. If you give me the make and model and year. I may be able to tell you precisely what the short and long beeps mean.

Unless its the hard drive your pics are safe.

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I have ThinkPad T500, 2241, CTO. Every time laptop boots, there is an annoying beep. It is not a beep sound that one might have when power status changes. Beep is off both in Power Manager and turned off in BIOS section of power management. Moreover, in device manager in non-plug and play list i disabled the BEEP. Still this annoying sound is there. BIOS is updated. However, there is no other section in BIOS where I can turn off the beep. Please help!Message Edited by Gordik on 03-22-2009 09:31 PM













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Answer:T500 annoying beep!!! (cause is not battery power management and not BEEP in device manager)

Look through the bios again, there is a separate entry for beeps afaik. Did you look in the section where you can also set power mode beeps, keyboard beeps etc? I think its there, not 100% sure though.





Thinkpad T400 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

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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

Answer: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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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

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

Mozilla Forum Discussion, Container.exeLouis

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