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T61 Beep Codes at POST

Question: T61 Beep Codes at POST

Good Morning All, I have a T61 7662-CTO with 4GB RAM, 100GB HDD, Vista Ultimate x64, NVIDIA Quadro 128mb. At POST I'm receiving a beep code, one long, two short beeps. After a very unproductive call with IBM/Lenovo support I was advised to run the PC Doctor diagnositic tool which says that my memory, video card and mainboard is fine. Two months ago the mainboard was replaced, and the system has been working fine. This issue started on Tuesday and the first time it occured a BSOD appeared upon login, and unfortunately I wasn't able to take the error in enough time before the memory dump. Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,


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Answer: T61 Beep Codes at POST

1 long, 2 short is an error with the video adapter. This isn't specific to IBM systems either, that code is the same for pretty much every BIOS out there. If you let the memory dump finish you can probably still find it on the system and analize it now. If your settings are for a full dump it can be found in %WINDIR%\Memory.dmp and a partial dump would be found in %WINDIR%\Minidump\%DATE%.dmp.

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Hi, I'm new here.

My nephew asked me to look at his PC because I'm the family computer expert

But I can't fix it so my reputation is in tatters. If you can make any suggestions I'd really appreciate it.

It's a desktop PC running Vista, about four years old. When turned on there's no display and it immediately beeps. It's a long beep repeated continuously.

The motherboard is by Foxconn (N15235) and after rooting around their web site I found that this indicates a RAM error.

I replaced all the RAM cards and the cmos battery but to no avail.

Possibly the motherboard is faulty, but I can't test that.

Ideas gratefully accepted.

Answer:POST and Beep Codes

Try to only put in the minimal amount of RAM sticks required (usually two) and if you have another computer that you a verify the RAM in, all the better. If you can rule out the RAM, then it's the motherboard. The memory controllers are complex pieces of silicon and it they are the fault, you'll get the same beep error.

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I have a ASUS P5N-D

the motherboard speaker beeps once each time I turn my computer on.
is 1 beep okay ??

I looked for a beep code list in my manual but couldn't find one.
I went to ASUS. I couldn't get there "faq" support section to list one.
kept saying no results found.

are most beep codes similar across all mobo makers???
in Google I did find where one forum had listed 1 beep as a memory
refresh rate error
but it was posted in 2002. so I figured it was out of date,

Answer:motherboard post beep codes

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for asus and gigabyte motherboards, can somebody kindly post me links to them please? can't find them on the relevant websites!!thanks for any help

Answer:need POST error beep codes

Thanks to my leet Googling hereG

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WHen a HP vectra VL posts up and beeps
three times
three times

what does this mean??

The closest thing I can find is, since I dont know the BIOS
Base or Extended Memory failure

It seems that it has something to do with the first 64k of memory

Either way it is something about memory
What do I do???


Answer:Post Beep Codes for HP vectra Vl

I have since reseeded the memory
But the PC just freezes inboot up
I cant even get to safe mode

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I've experienced a strange  :-? problem by a friend of mine.When we startup (or restart) his computer. We hear a beep. Like it was a post error code from the bios.When we remove all (1) USB-devices (in this case the Canon Lide30 scanner) no beeps are heard on startup.When we plug in two USB devices  (the Canon Lide30 scanner and the Canon I560 printer) we hear two beeps at startup. With three devices we hear three beeps.If we plug the devices into mine computer (almost similar, except the mobo is slightly different: asus p4c800-e deluxe) no beeps are heardIt doesn't matter if we plug the usb-devices into the front USB-ports or the USB-ports on the backside (directly on the mobo) of the computer.The beeps are heard when we see the post screen with memory, harddisk en optical devices information. Windows hasn't begun loading from the harddisk.The devices work just fine under windows xp professional edition SP2 and with all other updates (no problems are seen in the device-manager of windows).We didn't have a PCI-card with USB ports to check if the beeps then still happens (when we put the devices on the USB-ports of that card).We've also reset the bios configuration to default.The configuration of the computer of my friend is:P4 2,6 Ghz 800 Mhz FSB 2 Mb L2 cacheAsus P4P800 deluxe (with firmware/amibios version 1019)2x 512 Mb and 2 x 256 Mb Kingston Hyperx memory modules (kits)Nec DVD-rewriterAsus 9520/TD graphics cardCanon i560 printerCanon Lide30 scanneras third (tes... Read more

Answer:post beep codes from usb devices?

A BIOS upgrade has been the downfall of many a good computer, especially a beta!  The machine may be trying to boot from USB devices. See if there is an option in the BIOS to disable this if it is on and post back.  

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I have recently installed a second hand Gigabyte GA-8SIMLH M/board into my socket 478 P4 machine replacing a Gigabyte GA-8SG667 board. Specification on both boards say that the 2.0GHz 400FSB CPU and 512 MB DDR333 (single) memory chip I had originally installed are compatible. On starting the machine with the GA-8SIMLH M/board installed, the machine almost immediately gives off short, repeated beeps. Nothing else happens, and there is no video dispay. I have searched websites and asked Gigabyte for help but from that have only become more confused. I have stripped the PC down to M/board, power supply (300W) CPU and memory, with the only connector attached to the board being the soft start. It still beeps. I have then removed the memory - still beeps, but takes an extra second to do so - replaced the memory and removed the CPU - no more beeps. It appears the BIOS is saying that the CPU has failed, but I am not sure. I am also not sure that a single memory chip is appropriate for the GA-8SIMLH board. Has anyone had any experience with this problem? What is the BIOS beep code telling me? What has my own experiment told me? Many thanks in anticipation of your help.

Answer:Phoenix BIOS POST Beep codes

Taking the CPU out proves nothing. What did Gigagbyte tell you that was confusing. What do the beep codes mean according to their site?

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As of this morning my computer will not start. I've had the components besides the case for a year and a half, and there haven't been any major issues with this build before. Its a pretty standard rig, heres the info:
ASrock 870 extreme 3 mobo
4GB Kingston RAM
AMD Phenom x4 Processor
ASUS graphics card (I got it used from a friend so I can't remember which model it is)
1TB Seagate HDD

However, today when I went to start it it would not even run post and there were no error beeps on startup to indicate any issues, however all of the fans spin up properly.

I tested to see if the ram or graphics card were the problem, but even with each of them removed there were still no error beeps or post, which leads me to believe that it is the mobo which is causing the issue. I'm not sure though, since I've never had a problem remotely like this before.

I would greatly appreciate any additional information or input anyone has pertaining to the situation. Thank you for your help.

Answer:PC will not start, no post, no error beep codes.

I suggest completely disassembling the build, removing everything except the PS, motherboard, and CPU/Heatsink.
If you do not get an error beep code with just those components then you know it is one of those 3.

Also, before or after that test, perform a ClearCMOS procedure, just to be sure there is not a lock-up in the BIOS.

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I receive the following beeps (9 beeps or perhaps 8...not sure)...

Beep codes from AMI website:

8 short = Display Memory Read/Write test failure
9 short = ROM BIOS checksum failure

If 8 is the correct number is that memory on my video card or display memory thats on the montherboard?
If 9 is the correct number is the ROM damaged beyond repair? (open up that wallet )

Answer:AMI beep codes at my motherboard toast?

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I am working on a friend's computer, so I don't have any history on it, other than he said "it would shut down unexpectedly, and now won't start at all".

Its a California Design Systems tower - CDS-P9000
According to the label inside:
Pentium IV 2.4 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 256 MB RAM DDR PC2100
Award BIOS - CDS-MBP4800

When turned on, fans run, and then it gives 1 long beep, pause, 6 short beeps.

Here are steps I've taken:
1)Swapped the RAM with a known good from a running PC
2)Pulled all ribbon connectors off MoBo,
3)Pulled video card out and disconnected everything from the back except for Keyboard.

Restart after each of these steps gives the same results.

If I pull the keyboard plug and restart, I get one long beep.

I checked the CDS site, can't find any beep codes. Checked Computerhope, limited info on Award BIOS codes.

Would appreciate any suggestions (prefer not to hear -boat anchor!)

Answer:CDS PC -No boot past POST - Beep Codes

Sounds to me like a bad power supply.

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Hello all,

I built a computer for my mom 6 months ago, and now it won't POST or show display or any beep codes. The last thing it showed on the display was the info when it POST's and then went blank.

The mobo is a GIGABYTE GA-7VT600P-RZ Socket A (Socket 462) VIA KT600 ATX AMD with 1 gig processor, with corsair memory (512) value select pc3200.

The power supply came with the case and I don't know the brand off hand.

I have not looked at the system yet, but I will check memory, video card and cables to make sure they are secure and reseat, and check power supply voltages. I'm pretty sure the monitor is good.

If there are any other things I can check, any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: System won't POST, no display, no beep codes

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Hi Guys
POST does not complete. Two big fat beeps. Anyone any ideas?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Equium A300D - BIOS POST beep codes


In most cases the BIOS beeps are result of motherboard problem.
It?s hard to say what part might be affected on motherboard.
But here is page which provides some info about BIOS beep codes:

You have no many options; what you can do is to test/remove the RAM.
Maybe RAM is faulty? otherwise it?s motherboard related and in such case the mobo needs to be replaced.

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Alright, I bought a bunch of new stuff for my computer(case,ram,hdd coolers,heatsink and fan.) It worked for several days until today when i went to turn it on,and it wont POST. The fans spin,and will spin forever if I let them,but it doesnt POST.

I switched out the processor to see if it was that,thank god it wasnt.

I took out all RAM to see if i could pull a beep out of the thing and,nada.

I reseated the processor several times.

The speaker is connected.

I tried several video cards both AGP and PCI in several different slots.

I unplugged everything except for RAM,Video,and Processor.

I reset the CMOS several times.

Nothing seems to work :X

What now?

Thanks much,
Tyler Bello

Answer:Computer doesnt POST,no beep codes,not processor,not video.

Does the motherboard support integrated graphics? If so, try booting without your video card (eliminating another thing).

Other than that, sounds like the motherboard is dead. Got a spare hanging around to test?

I just had the same problem with a friend's system and had to replace the motherboard.

Good Luck!

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So I could use some help here. I have several s50 8183 here at my office and most of them suddenly had the same problem (not at the same time but for example they worked fine one day then poof dead). I turn on the power, I get a blank screen, but not no signal its just black then goes to sleep. All the while it has the fans going insanly fast and the harddrive light is flashing fast as well as if to indicate its trying to read it. I have already tried removing to base components and starting with just that. I have tried replacing the battery on the MB as was sugested somewhere else. That has not helped either. Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.

Answer:s50 8183 wont boot, post, no beep codes, fans go crazy.

hey DocSun,welcome to the forums and from what you have mentioned, i recommend getting in contact with our support crew via the number listed here :

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Was experiencing general issues with my windows profile after windows updates last patch Tuesday so I initiated a system restore and let it run today.  After completion laptop turned off (instead of rebooting?)

Pressing the power button: Power button turns white (on) for ~30 seconds, then laptop turns off (indicated by power button light)
no fans
no screen (back-light or otherwise)
no POST codes - beep codes or light codes.  
no other visible activity

During that period nothing else happens, unless I press the power button again. If I do this
The fans spin up momentarily
The system then powers off (as indicated by the white power light)

I've tried:

Disconnect power/battery and hold power button (60 seconds)
Power system on with just battery
Power system on with just wall power
Remove mSATA HD and repeat the above
Disconnect video connector and repeat above
Remove mPCI WiFi module and repeat above
Completely disassemble and remove CMOS battery (tested at 3.1 VDC) for 60 seconds, reassemble and repeat above

All with no change in behavior

I am able to get a light code 2 Amber / 3 White if I remove the RAM module (as expected)
D + PWR diagnostics cycle successfully through a range of colors then nothing

Laptop is 2 months out of warranty.  Any help debugging the issue is appreciated!

XPS 15 9550 September 2016
Other notes:

UEFI Secure Boot was enabled
HD was bitlocker encrypted in Windows 10
HD is currently removed and has not chang... Read more

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My Asrock K7S8X, AMD+ 2.1, 512 MB PC has always run fine, but now it starts ok although the fan seems to be racing on, then the post beep, fine, then just as the fan starts to slow and the resultant volume deceases from the aforesaid fan, a second post-style beep occurs. I have a program called MotherBoardMonitor which tells me that the minimum speed for the fan is 2500RPM, my CPU temp is (approx) 47 to 54 , Mobo temp around 31, what could the problem be, i cant find any specific info on the net after hours of looking, thanks for any help, G

Answer:startup-post beep- fan runs hard- 2nd post beep??

Before you do anything else reseat your RAM modules. If this doesn't fix it go back to basics - disconnect everything from your mobo except graphics card, power and RAM does it boot the monitor on start up? If not and you only have 1 ram module fitted beg or borrow another and try that - if you have 2 ram modules try them one at a time on their own. Post back when done and adviseRgds

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When an IBM compatible computer is first turned on, the hardware runs a Power-On Self Test (POST). If errors are encountered during this POST test, they are usually displayed via an audio beep or in the form of a code number flashed across the screen. With this audio code in hand, you can determine what part of the system is having problems and find a solution.

<small>The pattern of beeps whether its the number of beeps or the length of those beeps will give you an indication of the actual problem. Its a distress signal from the computer in a morse code like pattern. Unless you have a diagnostic card to tell you more about the particular problem, you will have to use the charts below to decipher the computer error and get your machine back up and running.
Source: </small>BIOS Error Beep Codes

Answer:BIOS "POST" Beep Codes for AMI and Phoenix BIOS


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why sometimes a beep error are hard to find or detect the hardware that causes not to boot up the pc.. is there any possible way to detect or easy way to detect such errror??

Answer:beep codes or beep error

I dont understand your question...Are you saying there are beeps when you turn on your computer?

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I gave my old Athlon XP 2800 to my mom. I built it myself and it has an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard.

A week ago she said when she turned it on it beeped and nothing came on the screen. I had my dad look at it and he said the CPU fan wasn't running. This was the fourth or fifth time we had turned it on to troubleshoot it (I live 500 miltes away) so I'm not sure if it stopped running when he was messing with things, or if it hadn't been running the whole time.

Anyway, they sent it to me and I've tried troubleshooting it to no avail. When I first turned it on it got to the bootup screen before freezing. At this point I noticed the CPU speed was listed as 1100 Mhz. Now when I turn it on it doesn't show anything on the screen (what would cause this, a heat issue?)

First I was getting a C1 error, so I tried switching out and trying to each memory stick individually. No luck. Eventually I ended up with a wide array of post codes, including:

C1: Detect memory
26: Reserved
29: Program CPU internal MTRR, Initialize the APIC, Program early chipset, Measure CPU speed, Invoke video bios

Sometimes it would boot up to 29 and then go back down to 26

It seems 95% certain to me that either the CPU or motherboard (or PSU?) has gone bad. Is this correct? If so, how can I find out which one it is so I don't buy the wrong thing? Thanks a lot.

Answer:2 year old computer won't post; gives seemingly random post codes

well.. the best way is to try each single part in a different system to see if they do work or not...

i always use the thought that Electronical Stuff does WORK or NOT... they dont "kinda work"...

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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?


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

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

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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Question: Beep codes

I searched before creating a new thread and nothing came up. Just when I thought I had this machine sorted out, now I'm getting beep codes. 1 or 3 when shutting down after pressing Restart, then 2 - 2.5 sets of 5 beeps when it's booting up on the restart. (I say 2.5 because it stops after 2 beeps, but you can hear them continuing, faintly.)
Inspiron 14-3452
32GB eMMC drive
10.18GB free space
Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give.

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Hi, im running on Phoenix Bios but the computer gives me one long beep and three short beep. which section should i look under? the 1-3-3-3 or etc etc? how do i intepret the number into long/ short beep

Answer:Help with beep codes

if i may ask wat are ur specs?

are u running one of these BIOS's: (PHOENIX BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X) ?

sounds like ur having RAM problem, either its failing or it needs to be cleared or reseated.

pull out the RAM for like 5 min and put it back in.

if ur still getting problems then reseat the RAM , or reseat it to a different slot.

if still getting problems then run a memtest to check for errors:

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Question: AMI Beep Codes

I currently have a ASUS P4P800SE mobo. But I am unsure about the beep codes.... IN the manual it says that if the POSt is successful the mobo will beep (isn't happening). But on this site it says that the mobo not beeping is normal, or at least that is what i assume.<>. Should I be concerned??

Answer:AMI Beep Codes

more info here >  when pcs boot there is always a beep? how many have you?

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Question: Beep codes?

Beep codes seem pretty basic, but the information I've found is scattered and incomplete. Is there a complete list of ThinkCentre beep codes... anywhere? Failing that, perhaps someone can identify the codes I'm getting from a couple of salvaged ThinkCentres that I'm trying to restore. One is model E1U, type 2209, and beeps short-short-short-long. The other is model A9U, type 3042, and beeps short-short.

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Question: beep codes

I have a phoenix asus a8n sli deluxe motherboard and i keep getting a beep code when i turn the computer on. it rarely actually starts up. i believe the motherboard to be the problem but don't know what the code means. i'm getting two short beeps and three longer beeps. installed a new heat sink fan. made sure processor was seated right. updated drivers on video cards. if the computer starts up then it eventually just gives a black screen, and then the fans speed up.

Answer:beep codes

See if this helps.

I'm guessing at this point that one or more defective memory modules is the cause.


According to the specs site

for that motherboard, it has an Award BIOS.


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Question: Beep Codes

My PC has Windows XP installed.  I thoroughly cleaned it after removing all components, re-assembled it got it working, then the power supply went up in a puff of acrid smoke.  I changed it for another suitable one which was working and now all I get is one long beep during POST, I have re-checked everything and I'm stumped - anyone got any suggestions ?

Answer:Beep Codes

Is your memory seated properly? Did you apply a new layer of thermal grease when you put the processor back in? (if you removed it)What kind of motherboard do you have? certain beep code errors can be motherboard-specific.

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Question: beep codes

help with the 1 long 2 short beeps


I am not a computer guru have done some upgrading but never built a computer by myself till now. I have bought these parts

Intel 775 P4 3000
motherboard- ASUS P5P800S,
video card ASUS V9520-X/TD- GeForce FX 5200 - TV Out 128Mb - DVI
RAM 512 MB Hyundai

built the computer. Here is the problem. Shortly after powering it up it started beeping. I switched it off and went to the Internet to look for the answers. It gives 1long and 2 shorts beeps. As I found out ( I went through a huge number of websites) this could be a problem with the video card. so I tried to pull it out put it back, the same thing-beeping. I even tried another video card, same thing. I tried the new card in the other computer the card works fine. Then I powered the computer up without the card - beeping again. No idea what to do next. Would you have any suggestions? Can anyone help please?

Answer:beep codes

Could your powersupply be too weak?
Did you connect the 12v 4-pin powerconnector to the motherboard?
Have you tried the RAM in other slots?
Does your video-card need an extra power-cable and if so, did you insert it?

Try clearing the BIOS (see your manual how to do that). Make sure you disconnect the mains-cable first!

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Question: Beep codes

hello everybody, good to find this site, hoe to learn more.

i got a pc giving me one long beep & no display. i tried changing the RAM but its not working. then the next option was to change the vidoe card, still no breakthrough. how can you help me in this situation?

Answer:Beep codes

Have you checked out the complete bios beep guide here

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with 1Gb of memory comprised of 2 sticks of 512MB 1RX8 PC2-4200U-444-11-A0 512Mb, DDR2, 533, CL4 (this was taken from what was written on the stick of memory)

I purchased 2Gb (2x 1GB sticks) of Kingston RAM DDR2-667 (PC-5300) (KVR667D2N5K2/2G (

I installed the RAM (one stick at a time; both sticks; with and without existing RAM etc) and get 1 long beep (short pause) 3 long beeps (longer pause) 2 long beeps and the PC does not start.

I put the original RAM back and PC is working OK.

What do the beeps mean and should the new RAM be compatible?

Answer:Help with new RAM and beep codes

That code appears to mean, "Memory not being properly identified or used." Do you have diagnostic lights (4 leds) at the back panel? If so, what is the color pattern?

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Question: Beep Codes

Are beep codes different for laptops? If not I have a power issue with a laptop. Any suggestions. Its running win2000. It turns on for a while then 5 beeps and turns off.

Answer:Beep Codes on your BIOS it could mean processor failure....

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Hi, When I turn on my S10, I get a blank screen with a 1-3-4-3 beep code.  I've searched a little bit and for desktops, that points to bad RAM.  Is this the same for the S10? thanks,John

Answer:Beep codes for S10?  

FrankKenmore, WAUSA

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Question: Beep codes

Hi all,

I am having trouble with my daughters laptop, it beeps shortly after you press the power button about 8-10 times, then stops for about 10 seconds, then beeps about 25-30 times, then stops and boots up normal to the desktop.

This doesn`t happen everytime I boot it, I would say 5 out of 10 times, its irritatiing

The other irritating thing is does is when you open IE, it looks like someone else is typing a bunch of ............................ across the screen preventing me from typing anything, if I open Notepad, same weird!

What I have far

Ran CPU heat and stress tests ...OK

Video Card heat and stress test....OK

Taken memory out one by one (there is 2X3 gigs) OK

Memory far OK, in progress as I type

Blew all the dust out of the case

Reformated C drive and updated to service pack 1

The specs on the laptop...

Toshiba Qosmio

CPU intel i7 Q720 @ 160GHZ

6.00 GB RAM

1 GB Video card

1 TB hard drive partitioned into 2 500GB

Win 7 Home Edition 64 bit

Any thoughts

Thanks in advance


Answer:Beep codes

Quote: Originally Posted by brian88135

it beeps shortly after you press the power button about 8-10 times, then stops for about 10 seconds, then beeps about 25-30 times, then stops and boots up normal to the desktop.

This doesn`t happen everytime I boot it, I would say 5 out of 10 times, its irritatiing

The other irritating thing is does is when you open IE, it looks like someone else is typing a bunch of ............................ across the screen preventing me from typing anything, if I open Notepad, same weird!

The beeps aren't BIOS POST error beeps. It's registering a key press.

So it sounds like an issue with the keyboard. Anything been spilt on it recently? If not, it might just simply be buggered and most likely need to be cleaned or replaced.

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Question: R52 Beep codes

I have a R52 that came with 256Mb of RAM.  I ordered new memory from Crucial, using thier tool to identify the right memory for my system.  Regardless of the memory configuration I could not get the system to boot.  So I put the original memory back in, and it is still giving me a series of beeps. I've tried to locate a document on Lenovo's site explaining the beep codes, but none match what I'm experiencing. When I power on the unit I get beeps in the following sequence:3 - 1 - 4 - 3There is no video display. Any advice?Thanks 

Answer:R52 Beep codes

Welcome to the forum! Could you please post the 7-character model number of your R52 to help us assist you better? Good luck and let us know. 

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Question: Beep codes!!!!

Help!!!! When I turned on my computer the monitor was blank and the computer initiated a continous cycle of long beeps (beeeeeeeeeep, beeeeeeeeeep, etc.) I can't figure out if the beep codes correspond to a system board failure, monitor/graphics board failure, or power supply failure. ???

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Question: BEEP CODES



LONG BEEP AND NOTHING ELSE????? If you'll pardon sayin it, but it "sounds" like a "bleepingcomputer" to me. Seriously, need more info...all you can give: mobo specs type model no. etc.same for processor, memory & version?anything else you can think ofbuilds can be a b*@#!*!!!. dot.calm, though. mellow & think it through....

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Hi, i have a friend with a broken pc and we plugged in so i could see what happened and we got a series of beep codes.

Unfortunately it's a dreaded eMachine *shoots self* (model 420) so i thought that the psu/mobo have probably gone (apparently the screen went blank one day). Anyway, the beep codes go like this: 1-3-3-1, i.e. one beep, three beeps, three beeps then one more beep.

I've tried google for ages and found nothing that helps so i thought maybe someone on here would know what this code means

Any help will be appreciated, i'd like to know if my suspicions are true. Thanks.

Answer:Need help with beep codes

Take a look at my Guide to beep codes and see if that helps.

Regards Howard

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Question: Beep codes

I have a intel 6400 standard clocked on an asus commando m/b with two 1mb corsair xms2 dimms with a 8800 gtx video card. After having worked fine for 2 years the last time I tried to power up all I got was 2 short beeps
repeating and nothing else, No other activity at all except lights on the m/b. I have checked on the net and the beep code for an AMI BIOS seems to point to the memory(parity error).I have tried taking both Dimms out and replacing them, one at a time, in all the dimm slots but the same thing happens. any suggestions please.

Answer:Beep codes

Post codes (beeps) are specific to your bios(you can see the version at the hardware detect screen) for your mobo-the genral listing for ASUS follows.

Error Message

1 short DRAM refresh failure The programmable interrupt timer or programmable interrupt controller has probably failed
2 short Memory parity error A memory parity error has occurred in the first 64K of RAM. The RAM IC is probably bad
3 short Base 64K memory failure A memory failure has occurred in the first 64K of RAM. The RAM IC is probably bad
4 short System timer failure The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory
5 short Processor error The system CPU has failed
6 short Gate A20 failure The keyboard controller IC has failed, which is not allowing Gate A20 to switch the processor to protected mode. Replace the keyboard controller
7 short Virtual mode processor exception error The CPU has generated an exception error because of a fault in the CPU or motherboard circuitry
8 short Display memory read/write error The system video adapter is missing or defective
9 short ROM checksum error The contents of the system BIOS ROM does not match the expected checksum value. The BIOS ROM is probably defective and should be replaced
10 short CMOS shutdown register read/write error The shutdown for the CMOS has failed
11 short Cache error The L2 cache is faulty
1 long, 2 short Failure in video system An error was enc... Read more

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Question: Beep Codes

Does the Dell website provide a list of beep codes?

Answer:Beep Codes

There is not a list that one size fits all models.
From Desktop Precision 340
Beep Codes
Computer Beep Codes
If an error occurs during startup that cannot be reported on the monitor,
your computer may emit a beep code that identifies the problem. The beep code is
a pattern of sounds: for example, one beep, followed by a second beep, and then
a burst of three beeps (code 1-1-3) means that the computer was unable to read
the data in NVRAM.
If a beep code is emitted, write it down on a copy of the Diagnostics
Checklist and look it up in the following table. If you are unable to
resolve the problem by looking up the meaning of the beep code, use the Dell
Diagnostics to identify a more serious cause. If you are still unable to
resolve the problem, contact Dell for
technical assistance.




Microprocessor register failure


NVRAM read/write failure


ROM BIOS checksum failure


Programmable interval timer


DMA initialization failure


DMA page register read/write failure


Video memory failure


Memory modules not being properly identified or used


Slave DMA register failure


Master DMA register failure


Master interrupt mask register failure


Slave interrupt mask register fail... Read more

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Question: msi beep codes

Does anyone know the beep codes for msi motherboard please?Looking for one long and 5 short.

Answer:msi beep codes

MSI is the motherboard manufacturer, not the BIOS manufacturer.Beep Codes

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Question: 8 BEEP CODES



Some info here:click here

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OK guys, I got a good one for ya.

I got a system whose CMOS was previously giving me all kinds of errors on start up, to the point where it started asking me for a password, and the customer NEVER put one in. Now I'm getting this beep code from the system, and when i looked it up, the code was described as a CMOS Read/Write error. I don't know what OS it is, but I can assume 95, due to the fact that it has an intel 486sx. Would the most logical solution be to convince the customer to purchase a new, UP TO DATE system? Or can that problem actually be fixed?

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Question: Beep codes

A friend of mine has an older HP desktop and is having a problem with it. She is getting a beep code 1-3-1-3 when she tries to boot it up. I know this is a phoenix bios beep code and the description in basically says to troubleshoot the keyboard, keyboard controller and motherboard.

Can someone give me some easy to follow instructions on how to do this? I would like to take a look at it fo rher this weekend and would like to at least know a little bit about what I am doing.


Answer:Beep codes

Explanation: The keyboard controller is a chip on the motherboard that communicates with your keyboard. It also controls the A20 gate that provides access to the high memory area (HMA). There is a failure somewhere in this part of the system. for decodes on codes

so 1-3-1-3

Test 8742 Keyboard Controller

follow the links on above page

Troubleshoot the keyboard.
Troubleshoot the keyboard controller.
Troubleshoot the motherboard.

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I just purchased a new computer and i put it together with a friend, we have done this many times so we do know what we are doing but im not sure why i am getting beep codes at the bootup and nothing happens, i dont get anything on the screen at all.

I have an Asus M2N-E mother board and i get 1 long beep and 2 short beeps, i have tried reseating the ram and the video card and it does not seem to change anything, even when i dont have them in it does the same thing. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thank you .

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I was playing Syndicate on PC, and then suddenly, the game froze along with the sound. I could not alt tab, or ctl alt del. So I shut down the laptop using the power button.

Then onwards, every time I start/restart it beeps numerous times and then the HP logo is seen, then it beeps numerous times again and then asks "Choose operating system". I click windows 7 on that screen and then it starts and works fine.

I have started and restarted, and the number of beep codes are numerous and dont have an exact count everytime. On one start it might be 11 beeps and on another it might be 8 beeps.

I am on HP G70 120, and I am on Windows 7 32 Bit.
The only operating system I am using is Windows 7.

How do I fix this? Whats the cause of the beeping problem?

Answer:Beep Codes on Statup!!

closing duplicate, please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue. original is at

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Question: DX4870 beep codes

I have a Gateway DX4870 that gives me 3 beeps, then Pause, then 3 beeps.  What is this beep code?

Answer:DX4870 beep codes

Probably bad memory.

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Question: Bios Beep Codes

Hi, my name is Delinda and I am new to this website. I am trying to fix a friend's computer problem and I need some help. The computer is an HP with an AMD processor. No I do not know the model type nor do I know which AMD processor it has nor do I know which Bios is has. I do know the the system is approximately 1 1/2 to 2 years old.When powering up it beeps once then it keeps repeating long beep, short beep. Or it could be a short beep then a long beep. The only info I have found is that it might be the system board. I NEED HELP IN UNDERSTANDING THE BIOS BEEP CODES.Thanks,Delinda

Answer:Bios Beep Codes

Worth a look,

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Does anyone have the BIOS beep codes for the P50/P70 Thinkpads? Mine beeps at me almost every time I boot up.3 short beeps, short pause, 1 beep, short pause, 1 beep, short pause, 3 short beeps. I called tech support and they wanted me to uninstall the RAM I added after I got the system, or they want me to send the computer in to replace the RAM and system board. I don't think those are the problem, though. After it gets done beeping, it loads fine every time. Lenovo Solution Center finds zero errors with my system. No issues with processor, chipset, or memory. Windows recognizes all 32GB of my RAM when it loads as well. Any ideas? I'm disinclined to send my system back since otherwise it seems to generally be working OK.

Go to Solution.

Answer:P50/P70 BIOS beep codes

Good day.
Beep codes...
P50 hardware manual, pg37:
P70 hardware manual, pg45:
3-1-1-3 is listed in both.
Hope this helps to clarify a bit.

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I've given up on trying to look for the codes because it matches nothing.  The IT unit here at work says I have a ghost in my machine which may be true, but this is the fourth PC that has had occasional beeps.  At different times of the day, I get a quick double mid-ranged tone beep-beep.  Today it happened twice.  After the second time however, it gave of three higher pitched longer beeps.  Anyone have a clue as to what this might be?  Was running 8GB of RAM, but went down  to 4GB in slots 1 and 3.  Just trying to solve this infernal irratating machine issue.

Answer:Beep codes while in Windows 7

Exactly which model PC are you using? What version of Win 7, and is it 32- or 64-bit?
Are the beeps coming from inside the PC (tower or desktop) or are they coming through external speakers? If they're coming from the PC, itself, then you may have some hardware issue.
Are you running any specific app when it beeps, or is any specific external device in use (eg, flash drive, USB hard drive, scanner, printer, etc.) when it beeps?
Do you connect the PC through an uninterruptable power supply (UPS)? Some UPS beep when they detect power line problems and/or if their internal battery is weak. If the UPS is close to the PC, you might confuse the source of the beeps.
If they're coming from the speakers, it could be the random beeps that Windows 7 is known to make. My Win 7 PC gives the USB disconnect beeps through the speakers when my fluorescent desk lamp is turned on or off, but only some of the time and totally randomly. So consider what else is on the same circuit as your PC...
And since this has happened with several PCs, you probably do need to consider things beyond the PC itself...

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Hi all.

I did some searching on these forums, and I see that others have also asked about beep codes; I even found this outside link:

PCGuide - TSX - BIOS Beep Codes

Anyway, I'll describe my situation, and please tell me what you think.

First, I'll try to answer some questions that might get asked anyway:
No, I am not overclocking.
No, there have been no recent "changes" to my system.
No, I don't think this is a "heat" issue, as the situation that I am about to describe was from a "cold boot" (computer had been off all night).

My motherboard is a Gigabyte EP35C-DS3R. In the manual, it says this about beep codes:

The following Award BIOS beep code descriptions may help you identify possible computer problems.
(For reference only.)
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error

When I powered on my computer today - expecting to hear the usual one short beep that everything's A-Okay - I head many short beeps right in a row. I turn to look at the screen, and it had not even reached the BIOS splash screen. I hear my system and case fans blowing.....and all those beeps.

How many beeps? I'm not sure. I guess I was just shocked and not hearing the usu... Read more

Answer:Motherboard Beep Codes

Try reseating the video card.

I don't see any mention of beeps for a memory issue. A bad memory stick is a very common problem that usually causes a system to beep. If your PC has more than one stick of memory then you should try to boot the PC with just one stick installed. If that doesn't work then try it with the other stick of memory.

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Question: Compaq beep codes

my parents old Compaq beeps two short beeps after ram check. i looked it up on their website and it says "general error". how can i find out what this means?

Answer:Compaq beep codes

Is there a problem or are you just curious as to what it means. What is the BIOS type? Most have their won codes.

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Hi all, excellent forum. Here is my problem:
I came home to my computer having a black screen. Usually the monitor is in power save mode and once i move the mouse i have to type in my password in XP to login again. This time the screen just stays black. I cut off power and restarted the machine and there are no beep codes and the monitor is black. The power light on the monitor is green to start, then turns yellow within 10-15 seconds.The power light on my case is on and the HDD indicator light shows activity. The problem is that this same thing has happened to my friends computer about 10 days ago, and we cant seem to figure out whats going on. We think it could be a virus in the BIOS, or something that has wiped the BIOS clean. Any suggestions and advice is welcome.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:XP Pro will not boot. No beep codes.

Would think that it is a coincidence that you and your friend are having similar problems. Check the cable and connection from your monitor to the video adapter. Reseat the video card if there is one. Do the same with the RAM. Post back if no luck.

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I’m new to Windows 8.1 and am unsure what those frequent “three-beep” tones mean. 
So far, I’ve noticed an ascending and a descending “three-beep.”  The nearest connection so far is that my Maxtor 1-Touch external hard drive activates (ascending beeps) and deactivates (descending beeps). 
Also, when I’m busy with other computer functions, the “beeps” alternate frequently between ascending (on?) and descending (off?).  Why not just stay on?
If I’m relatively inactive, the Maxtor 1-Touch remains “off” – I think.  Is there a timing factor here?  Again, I’m new to all this.  Comments?



Is the drive showing in windows? You should move data off it ASAP if it still reads. Any beeping coming from the HD is a bad sign. It could be a number of things. The platter motor is stuck, bearing in motor siezed, the head could be stuck on the platter, the head could be scratching the platter surface etc. It sounds as though you're not sure if it's coming from the HD or from the pc.

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Need beep codes for HP Pavilion 7955
Bios chip is Megatrends VS136AR PC87366 IAS/VLA

Have never run into the need for beep codes, so this will be a total immersion learning experience!

Thanks and Blessings,

Answer:Need beep codes for HP 7955 please

I think your BIOS is the first set.

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My "Tiny" NoteBook A440 gives Four beep codes when I switch on, then nothing! the screen remains blank and the computer will not respond to any keyboard entries and the screen remains blank. Has anyone any idea what could be wrong please?

Answer:4 Beep Codes at switch on, then nothing - Help !

Try going here click herethis may tell you what the problem is. 4 short beeps may point to the System Timer.Hope this helpsBodi

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Question: DX4870 beep codes

I have a Gateway DX4870 that gives me 3 beeps, then Pause, then 3 beeps.  What is this beep code?

Answer:DX4870 beep codes

Probably bad memory.

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If when I turn on my setup and the system is completely unresponsive, with no beep codes or anything, could an improperly seated CPU be responsible? If not, what would be an indication of an improperly seated CPU? Thanks

Answer:No Beep Codes- CPU problem?

The most important thing is what happened prior to this. If you haven't been monkeying inside the case, the computer hasn't been jarred, and it was working fine yesterday, improperly seated CPU would be at the bottom of the list.More details on what is wrong and the history are neaded fore an informed opinion.  

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I FINALLY found out what kind of motherboard I have. Its a Chaintech CT-5RSA2 and I am getting beeps when I try to boot it up and so far I havent been able to find any information on what those beeps refer to. Any help on finding a site with the codes and what they mean would be a great help. Thanks!

Answer:BIOS beep codes help

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I started up my Satellite M60 this morning and it went beep (pause) beep beep beep and nothing came up on the screen. I had to press and hold the power switch to power off. After a while I tried again and this time it started up OK. But I would like to know what this code means, in case it is indicative of a problem that is likely to become more permanent in the near future.

Is there a list of Toshiba BIOS beep codes anywhere?

Answer:Satellite M60 beep codes

Don't know if there is a list of those beep codes around somewhere. Honestly, I have never looked for it and I could imagine that only Toshiba repair guys have them, not sure, though.

You're right, would clarify this with the strange beep messages and call or visit ASP. They can tell you what this means.
I'd say it could be something with mainboard or memory.

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Hi all,
I have an ASUS P4C800 Deluxe mainboard with 512mb of corsair twinx ram in dual channels and all seems to be ok. BUT sometime lately during booting i started to get one beep - looked this up in the manual and it says this means a memory refresh error. Then i started to get one louder beep then a quieter beep straight after (or they are different in pitch or something) and two beeps by the manual means a Parity error.

If anyone has this board and/or can help me fix the problem and stop those quick, quiet yet disconcerting beeps - i would greatly appreciate it!



Answer:AMI BIOS beep codes

Try to keep your questions in one post. It gets confusing when you repeat them, and you may miss out on the one that fixes the problem.

Your other posting is here:

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My chemistry teacher has a computer in her room that is driving me crazy. I started out trying to fix it. I thought it was going to be an easy BSoD fix so I tried restarting it and it started beep coding.
I know close to nothing about beep codes so I need a little help. Truthfully I am not too sure if it is a beep code, It is more like a buzzer.

Computer - Dell
Processor - not sure, guessing intel pentium 4 (the kids at my school like to rip off stickers, and I can't get into bios)
Beep code - _ _ . . pause _ .

Answer:Wit's end, BSoD & beep codes

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Question: BIOS beep codes

i was wondering what was wrong with the motherboard if there is no beep at all? i tried 2 motherboards and it happens with both, could it be my processor?

Answer:BIOS beep codes

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Question: K6XV3+ beep codes

i am working on a computer at a friends house and i got the computer working but when we put more ram in it the thing would not post so we took out the ram and still nothing it seems to power up and run for afew mins (nothing showing up on screen) but you can hear it useing the hdd and thin after about 2 mins it shuts off when it starts up you hear it beep afew times thin stop so can someone help me with this asap please

the mobo is a K6XV3+ r A

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Question: Bios Beep Codes

I am trying to find out what the meaning of a particular beep sequence is. I am working on a HP Pavilion XT963 (crap) that will not post. Originally it would not post if the front serial port was connected to the motherboard, disconnected it and booted up. I didn't pay attention to the post screen to catch the bios info.
I shut it down and now when I try to boot up I get a series of beeps 3-1-4-3. I have a book to look up beep codes but haven't found a listing for any bios with a series of four. I double checked to make sure that I was hearing right.
I was unable to get bios info on this model from HP's site. Imagine that.
Any info appreciated.

Answer:Bios Beep Codes

Thanks for the quick reply - I did open the case and there is no Bios sticker anywhere. I found TUW-AM and googled it. Came back as Yellowstone.

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Question: beep error codes

can anyone help me on this as i cant find nothing on it yet

it a asus p4sp-mx board the error beep is 1long beep followed by 2 short beeps, then about 5 seconds later it make a grunting noise it sound like the board saying "uh oh" lol i been on the asus site but they cant help or did i miss where it is lol ive not given up looking yet but hoping someone on here might have had this problem or know of where i can find out any help is better then none so thanks to any one that can help

Answer:beep error codes

Assuming you have an Award BIOS. 1 Long, 2 Short - Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information. Meaning either the video card is not seated correctly or the monitor cable is not connected.

Everest can give you all the information about your computer you'll ever need to know.

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I have an Equium M50-192 laptop which has decided to stop working.

I get 4 short beeps when I switch it on. The power light comes on and the fans start but the screen does not do anything.

Where can I find out what the beep codes mean?


Answer:Equium M50-192 beep codes


It?s not easy to say what could be wrong. Generally the beep codes appear because the computer POST fails.
If the unit fails the POST (Power on self test) the beep code indicates what is causing the notebook not pass the POST.
The problem is that the bee codes are not standard and every BIOS provides different meanings of post codes!

As far as I know your unit was delivered with Phoenix BIOS so you could try to google a little bit for Phoenix BIOS post codes.

However, mostly a hardware fault is responsible for such problems. You could try to check the memory modules functionality.
Remove the single modules and check if one of memory part malfunctions.

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Question: Solved: Beep codes

This should be a quickie for someone.
Can anyone tell me the beep codes for a Gigabyte GA-81RXP.
Specifically to interpret the code I am getting which is one long beep followed by two short beeps close together.

Answer:Solved: Beep codes

I think its video.

But beep codes generally go by the BIOS chip found on the board and here's the list of manufacturer's and beep codes:

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I have an HP Pavilion 502n that fell off a desk. Now when I try to turn it on I get a beep code of 1 beep, 3 beeps, 4 beeps, then 3 beeps. What does this mean, and how do I fix it?

Answer:HP desktop beep codes

Sounds like a loose memory or video card. Pop the side of the case open and reseat them.

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I was playing Syndicate on PC, and then suddenly, the game froze along with the sound. I could not alt tab, or ctl alt del. So I shut down the laptop using the power button.

Then onwards, every time I start/restart it beeps numerous times and then the HP logo is seen, then it beeps numerous times again and then asks "Choose operating system". I click windows 7 on that screen and then it starts and works fine.

I have started and restarted, and the number of beep codes are numerous and dont have an exact count everytime. On one start it might be 11 beeps and on another it might be 8 beeps.

I am on HP G70 120, and I am on Windows 7 32 Bit.
The only operating system I am using is Windows 7.

How do I fix this? Whats the cause of the beeping problem?

Answer:Beep Codes on Startup

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system won't boot and i get one long and 2 short.this is the award bios and i can't get the manual online(from abita) and it doesn't boot.
thanks all.

Answer:does anyone remember what the beep codes are to a be6

pretty sure that's video.

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I'm testing a Smart-UPS 3000 XLM (not XL) and when I plugged it in all the lights flash and the device makes a chirping sound periodically. It does this for a split second about every 6 seconds. What does it mean? I can't find a manual anywhere for it.

Answer:Deciphering beep codes on UPS

See this FAQ

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my friend has a hp pc that is running win xp, and is around 3 years old. the light is on on the back of pc, power supply is working, fan on cpu is working, cd rom opens and shuts, but i get no beep codes, no lights showing the pc checking the cd rom or floppy, no hard drive sounds and no video, does this mean that the cpu is  shot. or motherboard?

Answer:pc want boot no beep codes

Motherboard or power supply, most likely. What happened prior to this? Any power surges?

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Award Bios: Long beeps in an endless loop = No DRAM installed or detected.

The motherboard uses PC800 RIMM/RDRAM, is this what the above beep is referring to? I tested the memory in another system and it worked well.

Also, I cleared the CMOS. I removed the battery, and according to the motherboard manual I also needed to short two pins using a screwdriver. I let the screwdriver touch the pins for a few minutes. Had the CMOS battery out for about 10 minutes.

Any advice is appreciated, trying to see if I can get this thing to work. The CPU tested fine in another box, as of now I have only the CPU and RAM installed. When I remove the RAM I get no beeps. CPU fan kicks on and then shuts off a few seconds after. Shrug

Answer:Can Beep Codes be Wrong?

i dont use RIMMS, but i believe thy need to be installed in pairs, and the remaining empty slots have to have something inserted into them(i dont remember what thy are called[i never used RIMMS])... doesnt the mobo intructino book say this information?

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I have an A55 that worked on Friday dead on Mon. At first no beeps but lights and some disk and CD activity, no monitor or KB action. Then it started to give 4 beeps when restarted after removal and reinstall of AC power.Can consitantly get 4 beeps with HD,CD,KB,Mouse removed. Swapped ram, same four beeps, removed ram and get short steady beep.  Replace ram, 4 beeps. INstallled video adaptor same 4 beeps.Thanks Dave  

Answer:A55 - 9265 Beep Codes

try doing a search on bios codes here's one i got

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My dad has a cube based pc and recently the fan on the northbridge HS has given up the ghost, one of the case fans was the same size as the formentioned fan so i swapped them over, including MB sockets. Now on booting the pc it emits repeated long beeps, i can find the error for repeated short beeps but not long.Can anyone shed any light on this problemRegardsMs

Answer:Help with bios beep codes

does this link help plus you have to know what bios you are running will tell you on start up click here ps im a bit confused as to what you have done

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I ws wondering if there's anyone out there who could help me with a prob I'm having... A mate brought me a pc that he'd been building which, on boot, went to a constant, alternating high/low beep. The mobo, by the way, is a Gigabyte BX2000 Dual BIOS job. Anyway, went and looked up the codes for Award BIOS and it said CPU shagged or overheating. I find this unlikely as it's booting from cold and hasn't previously been switched on for about a year. Anyway, I decided to just replace the mobo and CPU with one of mine, a Gigabyte GA71x with Athlon proc. Same problem. I find this very hard to believe, yet Award insists that these are their only valid codes. I know that my mobo and chip work fine because they were my main machine which I recently upgraded, the only different thing is the case!

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Mobo's and Beep Codes

Try another power-supply, the current one may be too weak

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I am having a funny problem with a dell xps PP14L with windows xp. Not sure exactly what the problem is but is seems like a hardware issue. the screen sometimes shows, sometimes with vertical lines or will fade away then the computer will reboot. strange. in the bios as timed went on pixels started flickering in greater numbers.

what i am really looking for are the beep codes for the above dell
mine is 1-4-6 and since i can't see any screen i have no numerical error code just a beep code.

does anyone have a list of dell xps PP14L beep codes?

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Question: Beep codes on boot

Hi I'm attempting to boot an Envy 24-n014 that was just purchased (private seller) and I'm getting beeps when it boots up.  The beeps are in sequence with the power light flashing. There is 3 low tone beeps followed by 4 higher pitch beeps. The online documentation states that the error code of 7 beeps is a system board failure. I looked online and I'm not able to find a place to purchase a new system board for this system to attempt to troubleshoot it. Is that what these specific beeps mean or are there other beep codes that I need to find? Am I able to purchase a system board for this and if so from where? Also as it boots up, the HP screen comes up the the display says "Unsupported device detected. System will power down".  Troubleshooting steps taken thus far: *Unplugged everything from the motherboard except 1 stick of RAM, CPU, fans. Even swapped RAM sticks in both slots.*Unplugged the power, held button for 20 seconds*Reseated everything on the motherboard

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I've got an A70 that won't boot. It hangs at the Lenovo logo. I've looked through the manuals and posts, but I can find anything about the beep code I'm getting. The pattern is: Long, Short, pause, Long, Short, pause, Long, Short, pause, Long, Short Anybody know what this means?

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Question: mobo BEEP CODES


i've looked all over for the beep codes and cannot find. computer has been working fine for nearly a year and now today, monitor screen went black and a beep began (one long beep every few seconds). tried to reboot, lights/fans run, but just one long beep every few seconds occurrs. ideas? thanks.

Answer:mobo BEEP CODES

hi there... the beeping sound is an indication of something being wrong with the RAM. Try taking out the RAM and plugging it back in after dusting it off a bit. Your motherboard or PSU might also have taken a shock somehow (power surge?). If its not the ram, take your pc in and check the two components


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A Compaq EVO n160 notebook beeps 3 times, pauses then beeps once. After the beeps, there is no display and no boot. I tried searching the net for the codes but couldn't find them.

Does anyone know what these codes mean and how the problem could be resolved. I'm wondering if it is either a bad or loose memory card or display problem.


Answer:Need Help with Notebook Beep Codes

Beep codes will depend on your BIOS. Do you have video to get into BIOS and determine what make and version you have? If not, we'll have to search your mobos manufacturer's website to determine this.

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

I thought it might be the new PS, so I put in another, ... Read more

Answer:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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I have a computer with an Intel DG845 motherboard.
This morning it beeped at me 3 times but wouldf not boot up.
The intel website says this code signifies a base 64k memory failure and suggests cleaning and reseating the memory.
All this is fair enough but I dont know what the "base 64 memory" is, I have two DIMM slots with I think 1Gb memory but I would not know where to look for this much smaller memory.
Can anyone help please

Answer:Solved: Intel beep codes

Base 64 memory is the first 64KB of memory it is not another memory stick.

Clean and reset the memory. If the problem continues build a CD of floppy drive with Memtest 86+, boot the machine with the Memtest diagnostic program and let it make a minimum of 4 full passes on each stick of memory.

If Memtest comes up with any errors on either stick of memory they may need to be replaced.

If Memtest discovers a considerable amount of errors, before you change memory examine the capacitors on the motherboard very carefully and see if you have any with swollen or bulging tops, or any leaking fluid. Sometimes bad motherboard capacitors will mimick defective memory.

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I was using my Lenovo H530 tonight. Running beautifully as normal. I walked to the kitchen to get a drink. Less than one minute later it started beeping. Beep, beep, beep, a different pitched beep. over and over. The screen was black and the monitor light was orange. pushed keys on key board and moved the mouse. nothing happened. I shut the computer down and rebooted. I ot the same 4 beeps and nothing but a black screen. What do the 4 beeps mean and where is my video? I have rebooted many times with the same result each time.


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Answer:Beep codes for H530: What do the beeps mean?

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of your problems.  Unfortunately for your model there is no documentation available that explains the beep error code you are receiving.  In checking the beep error codes for the Thinkpad product line, a 4 beep cycle points to a problem with the motherboard.  In reviewing various generic beeps codes, a 4 beep cycle could be an indicator of a motherboard problem or a problem with the memory.  Based on all that information I would try this.....
First, try clearing the CMOS.  That will rule out any hardware conflicts with the BIOS.  To clear the CMOS unplug your system, press and hold the power button for 15 seconds then open the cover on your computer.  Inside remove the round coin cell battery from the motherboard.  On the socket holding the battery should be a little tab that when pressed will eject the battery.  Once the battery is removed press and hold the power button for 15 seconds.  Then reinstall the battery, plug the computer in and see if it will now power up correctly.  Page #24 of your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual will show the location of the motherboard battery.  Here is a link to that manual.......
If clearing the CMOS didn't resolve the problem then try reseating the memory modules.  Basically you just want to remove and then reinsert the ... Read more

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Woke up to the blue screen, it asked if I had installed any new programs and did the blue screen memory dump thing. I had installed a Verizon program 2 days prior and assumed it was the problem. I Restarted the computer and was going to use a restore point but the computer shut down before I could, when I tried to restart it again, the fans are running, lights for power come on, cd rom keeps trying to run and the monitor never gets a signal. After searching around for beep codes for PheonixBios, I dont think its any of them? I get the same tone and length of beeps over and over again, to me it sounds like its 1-1-1-1 etc. and they dont show that under the Pheonix codes. I tried to start it with my XP restore disc but it only continued the beeps, I also tried disconnecting the cd rom, memory stick and hard drive with no luck.

My friend built the computer about a year and a half ago, so I dont know everything about it. I had to replace the power supply about 6 months ago with a better one. Theres a fan on the mobo that says AMD, thers a chip that says km400 8237 on it, a chip that says PheonixBios D686, 512mb memory and I believe it was a 2.7 processor?

If I have forgotten anything please ask and if I know the answer I will gladly give it.

Thanks in advance for everyones replies!

Answer:Memory Dump And Now Beep Codes?

Replaced the RAM and was able to restart but the cd and dvd drives, along with the BIOS management drivers were corrupt. I bought a new computer instead of doing anything else with it and now Im stuck with Vista

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Hello: My Acer/Gateway ZX-6980 sometimes refuses to boot, and emits 4 beeps right after I push the power button.  For troubleshooting, does anybody know what this beep code means for this particular motherboard? Thanks in advence, Al

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Answer:Beep Codes for Gateway ZX-6980

I believe that system has an AMIBIOS, which shows the following:
4 short     System timer failure     
The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory.
That one 'blip' is used as a "system ready" sound and will continue booting.

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Would like to know where I find the list of beep codes to solve beeping problems.............. 

Answer:ZC 700g aspire beep codes

Hello, Here is the small list:Spoiler (Highlight to read)

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Hi Everybody, it looks or sounds like I've got some trouble here. at startup there is 6 quick beeps. That is for the last 3 days, then it goes to repairing c drive which takes about 1 minuite. then I think it runs ok. this is on a Aspire xc-605 Win 8.1 64bit machine. Anyone care to take a shot at this ? any help is appreciated. 

Answer:where can i find startup beep codes?

I thnk you have a ami bios and if that is the case it sounds like you may have a Bad Keyboard or maybe but hope not a bad Controller on the motherboard. So if you have a different keyboard I would try connecting that and if it is the same then it sadly might be time for a new/repaired Motherboard....  I am not 100% sure as I don't know your system 100%. So if it isn't a ami bios then I would need do some more research...  James

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