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No post at start up, Giving display beep code

Question: No post at start up, Giving display beep code

What started as repairing a friends computer eventually turned into a complete overhaul.Here is the story, He was playing eq2 one day, happy as a clam, and suddenly his comp died. After that, it just would not start up.He broght it to me, and I replaced the psu, same issue, replaced the mobo, and nada.... after he thought about it, he decided that he wants to upgrade anyway, so asked me to get him new parts and build him a new system...So, here is the listAsus M2N32 sli am2 moboAmd Fx-62 cpu2 gigs of ddr2 ram (a-bit, or a-byte or something, it was listed in the mobo manual as being compatable)antec 900 gaming case (which has a mini tornado inside.... I mean wow lol)At first I used his exisiting graphics card... Put it together and BAM same problem. The fans would twitch, but nothing powered up.... After I recovered from the head trauma of banging it against the wall, I took the graphics card out, and everything, started working... So I deduced that after all that, it turned out to be the graphics card. So I replaced with:Nvidia 7950NOW everything powers up, but no display, and the beep code gives me the 1 long, and 2 short beeps, which tells me that it can't display.I have checked, rechecked, reseated. I switched his graphics card with mine, to see if it was a defective card, and his works in my computer, but mine still had the same issue in his.The only thing I didn't replace yet is the Hard drive.Any suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: No post at start up, Giving display beep code

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Answer: No post at start up, Giving display beep code

Some motherboards hold beep codes even after the problem is fixed. One possible solution is to remove the battery, clearing the CMOS, then replacing it.

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Hello!! I own a full tower gaming computer, was working fine the other day, then the next morning when I turned it on, it didn't boot. There was power in the computer, but the monitors weren't picking up a signal, it was also giving off a beep code. The beep was 1 long 2 short over and over, I think it might be to do with my gpu, but I ordered a new gpu to test and that did nothing. I noticed a chip on said new gpu was burned out after use in the PC though, could the motherboard be causing the GPU to burn out?

Thank you in advance

P.S I've also tried seperate ram and that didn't change a thing

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Upon booting, the PC gives a BIOS beep code of 3.3, i.e. 3 long beeps followed by 3 short beeps which is repeated 5 times before the PC successfully boots. From what I can find, this translates to "The embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from graphics initialization". So a possible issue with the graphics card? The PC behaves as normal but there has been an instance where the display has cut out completely, giving an entirely blank screen, with no mouse or anything. I was only watching some Netflix when the screen cut out. It appears to not be an issue with the monitor as while the screen was blank I was still access the monitor's on screen controls and I've been using the same monitor for a while with another system. I couldn't really find any other people with this same issue and therefore was unable to find any possible solutions. I must also note that this is a new PC. It only began giving the beep code on the second day of use which was yesterday on the 26/12. Any suggestions are appreciated 

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Question: Post beep code

Can anyone tell me what 3 beeps mean, my board is Intel D945 GCCR. My computer beeps 3 times and then just won't start up and also that this beep thing doesn't always happen, it happens sometimes and other times the system will boot quite normally.

Answer:Post beep code

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Morning all

I have a HP/Compaq D220 MT computer that is giving an 8 beep code over and over at startup. I have no video no nothing on screen. When i remove the memory it gives the correct memory beep error (3) i have removed all periferals and removed power and data cables from all devices except the MB. HP is SLOOOOOOW at trying to get Tech Support and their "live help" is kinda useless if your not using the computer that has the problem ( if i can use the computer that has the problem then why do i need LIVE HELP LOL) Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer:HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

I believe it is a video card problem. Try reseating the video card or try a new one.

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I recently bought two government surplus M58 desktops (7360-P52).  Core 2 Duo E7500 + 2 x 2GB PC3-8500 + 250GB Seagate drive + Win 7 Pro installed. Both machines work without problems after boot.  Before booting, though, I count 38 short beeps at POST in quick succession on both of them. This isn't a documented code anywhere that I can find. I have tried swapping DIMMs and DIMM locations.  I have dropped in 1GB DIMMs instead.  I have changed the button battery.  Unplugged the DVD drive.  Unplugged the hard drive.  The fans seem to be running fine. I would keep swapping parts if it wasn't 38 beeps on both. I would be very grateful for a clue.

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Hi, I am having an issue with my computer failing POST, but the beep code does not match anything I can find.Current Specs:AMD 6350 Black Edition Unlocked 6-core CPUAsus Sabertooth 990 R2.0 MoboAsus Radeon HD 7850 GPUAsus Blu-ray/DVD/CD BurnerOCZ 90GB SSDWestern Digital 500GB Blue HDDWestern Digital 2TB HDDCorsair Ballistix Sport RAM 2x8GB (16GB total)735 Watt Raidmax 80 Bronze PSU w/ blue ledThermaltek Armor Evo Case w/ hot swap HDD bay, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB2.0, 2 x 200mm fan (one w/ blue led), 1 x 120mm fanIssue:Upon power up, the PC fails POST and gives me the following: 1 long beep, 3 short beeps. A slight pause and then the "normal" beep that usually indicates a good POST, then the 1 long three short pattern repeats one time at a higher frequency.No display on any monitors. Everything else seems to be working (lights, fans, ETC)What I have done (not necessarily in this exact order):Power CycleUnplugged all external drivesUnplugged all external components (mouse, KB, etc)Unplugged everything from the back except the power.Switched RAM locationsRemoved 1 stick of RAM and cycled it through different locationsCycled second stick of RAM through all locationsRemoved all RAM (this was the only thing that resulted in a changed. I then got a short beep repeating without stopping)Unplugged all fansRemoved GPUPut GPU in different PCIe slots (the bottom one was not checked; PSU blocks it)Unplugged all internal drivesRemoved PSU cord for 10 minutesRemoved CMOS battery for 1... Read more

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I have a problem with 5 beeps sound, and after replacing the CMOS battery, the beeps are still here...
So I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps, but i would like to know how to disable this sounds, at least temporary... because its annoying when i use headphones?
I can confirm that when i mute all sounds, using the keyboard button the beeps are also muted. How can i do the same thing but only for the 5 beeps?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Disable (post?) beep code sounds

jovan.meshkovhow to disable this sounds, at least temporary
Hello. Try this. It's for turning off system beeps. I think it will turn off the POST beeps.
1. Open the Device Manager. 2. In the View menu at the top, click “Show hidden devices”.3. Scroll down to “Non-Plug and Play Drivers” and  expand (click the + sign).4. Double click “Beep”. 5. Click the “Driver Tab” and change “Startup Type” to “Disabled”.6. Restart.
jovan.meshkovSo I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps
Until the issue with the laptop is resolved, I would be extra careful to keep a separate backup of all data.

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My wife has a T1600 eMachine, Athlon processor. It powers up, the indicator light comes on yellow, the fans work but nothing else. No POST beep, nothing on the monitor at all. Any ideas on where to start?

Answer:No POST Beep, No display, HELP!!!

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The computer does not get past the POST. It gives a long approximately 15 second  tone followed by a 10 second pause and another long tone and this sequence repeats indefinitely.No screen display. I replaced the power supply but same beep POST beep code. I removed the RAM cards and got a different beep code long beep followed by a short beep. I see others have reported this problem. Any successful fix?

Answer:HP a6600f beep POST code error message

Hi there @John2569, May the Forums be with you! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not starting properly and that you are getting a repeating beep code. I am happy to help with this. I would suggest you follow the following document due to the codes you are getting: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code This process may also be of use if there is any improvement, after using the above document: HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows Vista). I hope this helps, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.   

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I cannot find a list of POST codes.  This morning my X200s (2 months old) will not boot -- just the loud beeps and a blank screen -- beeps repeated over and over again. What does it mean and what do I do now?  Using an older machine I have failed to find any information on the web 

Answer:POST Beep code Long_2 shorts on X200s

Hi jpff, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
Sorry to hear about those beeps.
There is a ThinkPad General beep decoder. The X200-specific beep decoder in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

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This particular computer is using Pheonix Bios. During POST, I am getting 1 long, 2 short beeps as well as no feedback to the monitor which indicates a graphics card failure presumably, but I am suspicious of a motherboard failure as well.I disconnected everything except mobo, proc,1 stick of ram, and gpu and got the same code. Then, I went through all the ram slots (there are 4 on this mobo), and found 2 slots that give a different code which is infinitely repeating long beep. With the gpu disconnected I get the same 1 long 2 short beeps. Based on this, I'm not sure if I can condemn the gpu or not because of the problems I seem to be having with the motherboard as well. Seems like it may be both the gpu and the mobo. I may be able to borrow a compatible known good gpu, but I don't want to risk frying it if the problem is in the mobo itself.Any further tests or suggestions would be much appreciated.P.S. Powersupply is also a known good.

Answer:No Boot/ POST beep code 1 long:2 short

You may want to look this list over.....

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I have a T400 not on warranty. I just purchased it a week ago so I know very little about the system. Pre problem: Lap top worked fine. I placed it in hibernation for the first time and walked a block. I fell in that time. The fall was more jarring to me than the computer but I do think it could be the cause of the problem. When I got home - it would not come out of hibernation so I rebooted. The z light came on and the beep code of 1-1-1-1 occurred. Things I have tried: 1) confirmed the harddrive was still good - placed it in another T400 I have it booted no problem.2) removed the RAM - beep code changed to 1-3-3-1 longer pause 1-1-1-13) replaced the RAM4) Did the Lenovo Hard reset ( unplug, remove battery, hold down power key for 10 seconds tap 15 times put back the battery and plug lap top in.) still beep code 1-1-1-15) searched Lenovo Beep codes - this is not 4 sets of 4 beeps it is just one set of 4 short beeps with pauses.6) removed the cmoss battery and put it back in.7) Hooking up an external monitor.8) holding down the FN key9) holding down the Fn Key and the F1 key10) holding down the F1 key11) pressing the thinkvantage button.12) Pulling apart lap top and disconnecting the modem and trying to reboot. I looked over the motherboard it does not look cracked in any way. The beep code does not seem to exists and I have NO idea how to find out if the security chip was jarred in any way. Any thoughts would be appreciated Thank you&n... Read more

Answer:T400 Model# 2489 Will not post. Beep code 1-1-1-1 and Z light on.

2489 isn't a valid model.  Do you mean 2789?  In any case, your diagnostic procedure sounds correct.  I assume the main battery was out and the machine was unplugged when the CMOS battery was pulled. (either can supply power to the cmos)  One more thing:  I have found that the cmos battery needs to be out for longer than you would expect on the newer models.  I pull it out for the whole time I go through the "pushing the power button" thing.  The only other thing I would do if I had it here is to hook up a contraption that usually can read the post codes to tell where it failed.

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Hi, I have a machine at work which beeps 12 times (3 times, 3 times, 3 times, 3 times) then shuts down. When I checked inside there was no RAM it was discusssed that another technician had changed the RAM and I installed a new DDR 3 (1 Gig RAM module).
I now don't think it's the RAM but what else could it be I'm trying to find a good site for trying to identify the beep code, could it be the motherboard or CMOS?
The PC type is
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Answer:Lenovo Think Centre Intel Q45 Motherboard POST beep code issue.

Beep Codes
click here no memory its going to beep**
beep codes are dependant on type of BIOS the board uses
the only 3-3-3-3 s Pheonix BIOS scan for F2 keystroke

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Answer:Computer wont post and gives me video card beep code error. Please Help!!

3 of 5 rating and lots of DOA's.... Id pull your CPU from it and get a board swap under warranty.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX 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, this is my first time posting on this site and I need help. I have built everyone in the house's computer and if something goes wrong I can usually figure it otilout and fix the problem. Not this time, I'm about to fix it with a hammer.
My system- ASUS P4SD-LA Stingray mobo with a pentium4 CPU, 2Gb RAM, Maxtor 40Gb SATA HD, ATI 9800XT video card,M-audio Audiophile 24/96 sound card and 500w PSU running Windows XP.
So, everything was running fine until last week. I normally don't shut my system all the way off, I just put it in hibernate but for some reason I turned it all of the way off. The next morning when I went to turn it on it wouldn't boot into XP and gave me a missing file error message ( I forget which one). I ended up having to do a system repair with the install disk starting from XP SP1. When I got to the SP3 disk my CD-ROM drive crapped out on me and I had to swap it for a different one, got repair install finished and when I rebooted it seemed to be OK except I couldn't connect to my network at all. The next time I booted it up I had no display on my monitor, all of the system fans were on, I could hear the HD, but no screen.
I'll try to make this long story shorter, this is what I've tried so far (not necessarily in this order)-
removed all cards, cables, etc. and cleaned the contacts, put them back in.
It ran fine for 1 day, then just a black screen again.
Reset CPU heat sink with new thermal paste
reset northbridge heatsink with new themal pa... Read more

Answer:PC powers on with post beep but display stays black

OK I figured it out. I have a bulging capacitor between the northbridge and DIMM slots. That answers that question. Thanks

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I have a an Asus p4s800 mobo, i carried it downstairs then back up and plugged it back in and the screen was blank and it had one long beep then repeated forever. I checked the graphics card and put it back in place. I unpluged everything from the mobo and it beeped 1 long and 3 short. When it is unpluged and pluged back in it doesnt beep,but still no display. but after your restart it has no display and beeps. I took everything out and put it back in place and still is doing it, any ideas?
anyone know what these beep codes could mean, i have no clue what the bios are since you cant get ANY display not even bios.
I also checked the power supply, no problem there.
Thanks in advance for any help!
P4 2.6 HT
1280 mb ram
2 hardrives (primary 160 secondary 110)
sony dvd burner
hitachi cd burner
Antec 430w PSU
nivida 64mb 8x graphics card
Windows XP home

Answer:P4S800 no display and beep code

this might be the motherboard. i have a p4p800 E, which is a similar board and the chipset on mine fried when i plugged in a camera via usb and i was forced to RMA it

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I just built myself a new computer and am experiencing a significant issue. When powered, the motherboard is not making a post-beep and there is nothing showing on the display (aka no boot sequence). There following is the components of the machine:Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3Processor - Intel i5-760Ram - Corsair Vengeance 8Gb 1600 MHzGraphics - EVGA Geforce 9800 GTXSound - Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1tyPower Supply - OCZ 750W Fatal1tyCPU Cooler - Corsair H70SSD - Crucial 60GB C300Case -  Antec DF-85I have replaced the motherboard, CPU, and power supply. I have tested another graphics card and power supply. As well, I have tried one stick of ram and them swapped it with the other.Each component successfully powers up on its own, such that they light-up and their fans work.My two screens are connected via DVI input.Any suggestions to this problem are much appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:No Post-Beep / Failed Start-up

16% of reviewers can't get this board to work:  Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3All I can suggest before returning it for a different board is disconnect the SSD & see if it will go the BIOS setup.

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Very happy with my new machine. Thought I'd pop my old pcie nvidia gtx card in for a bit of a boost. I uninstalled the old cards drivers and software, powered off and just about managed to squeeze it into its slot. I also changed the psu as the stock one probably not powerful enough and no pci 6 pin power cable.When I power it up, all the fans spin, and the HD clicks away a little, then a slight pause before 3 long low beeps and 3 short high beeps with corresponding power led flashes, this repeats 3 or 4 times before it becomes a very expensive desk fan.If i swap the original card back in, all is well.Thinking it may be a faulty card, I've bought another pci express GTX 550 ti (yeah well, it's all I need and could afford)Same story with that card.Now, is it possible i have two faulty video cards? They are both over 5 years old.A faulty psu? I have tried a hard drive power adapter, as well as the proper pci power cable.Or have I missed an important step in installation? I've never had any problems swapping cards out before.I've tried resetting the bios via the jumpers and the holding down the power switch for 15 seconds thing.Can't find anything on the beep code, hp site is vague, others don't seem to have what I'm looking for. Think it's a custom bios.Thanks.

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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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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've seen like a million other threads for this particular problem with just about every kind of possible solution there could be. However, as no two computers can be identical, I'd give it a shot and get some help on this one.

After attempting to resume Win7 from Sleep, none of my displays awoke so I shut the system down, checked all cables and leads for the monitors. As it were, no issues.

I booted my PC to be presented with a whole lot of ... Nothing. All drives and fans were functioning, my DVDROM did it's little check for CDs, all the normal crap, only it neither woke up, or brought me to GRUB.

Thus far, I've reset CMOS, done bare bones booting, tried my GPU, HDDs and PSU in my several other self built machines. No problems, no drama.

I'm yet to test my CPU and RAM in another machine, as I don't actually have another capable of it at present. I'm also quite unsure on whether my speakers works or no, I've tried several with no beep codes.

As of right now, it's still set up for bare bones booting. I should also mention that the power button needs to be held to kill the system on an attempted boot.

Any ideas, or help would be appreciated, specs will be posted below.

Cheers for the assistance.

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & Fedora 11
PSU: Ritmo Force680
CPU: Intel Dual-Core 2.7Ghz E5400
MOBO: Asus P5G41T-M LX
RAM: 2x Kingston 2GB DDR3 - KVR1066D3N7/2G
HDDs: Seagate Barracuda 40GB - ST340014AS
Western Digital 500GB - WD5000AAKB
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Answer:No display, beep code or boot after Sleep Mode

EDIT3: As it so happens... It seems to be booting successfully now. I've put all hardware, cables and leads back to their original locations and it boots, or so I assume. The activity indicator now does it's job when the PC is booted, and my reset button works once again. I still require to hold the power button to kill my system, but I believe that is due to ASUS TurboKey (Makes power button auto overclock PC on-the-fly). Displays still don't function. Going to attempt my alternative GPU and will re-edit with results. USB mouse and keyboard also appear to not function, which is normal at certain stages of my boot up. The only times they function during boot is at BIOS, GRUB and once I've launched my OS. Still, could be a potential problem indicator.

EDIT4: No change. Main, alternative and onboard, it doesn't matter what, it doesn't display anything.

EDIT5: The CPU and RAM are fully functioning in another system, it would appear either the BIOS isn't receiving the power up signal or it's damaged/corrupted. Unfortunately, I cannot flash the BIOS or restore it. Problem solved.. Sort of. Going to replace it, but keep it incase either myself or someone else stumbles upon a possible solution. I'd like to request this thread stays open incase anyone has ideas, or I find the solution so it can be archived at least. Thanks for, well, allowing me to brain storm.

Any help and ideas would still be appreciated.

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When I power on my system, all the fans, lights, etc. spin up but I get no display on my computer monitors. I tried step-for-step, the post diagnostics from this tutorial up untill I took out the RAM sticks. That was when I received the post beep code "1long beep and 2 short beeps." After this I tried replacing the CMOS battery with a new one and I still got no signal. I even tried connecting the video cables to the motherboard instead of the GPU. I researched the beep code; "An error was encountered in the video BIOS ROM, or a horizontal retrace failure has been encountered." How can this be fixed?

Answer:No Display When Powering On Computer. Beep Code [1long,2short]

Where are you sticking the cable to the motherboard and not gpu? Is this the board listed in your specs on here because that has no onboard video on it and you must use a add-in gpu. If your VBIOS is messed up on the 970 it might be rma time.

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My problem is that my PC won’t start up. First, the monitor sets on (green light) but then immediately switches into power saving mode (no view at all), and meanwhile the PC boots up, runs for about 10 seconds, and then the internal speaker recites a beep code (once only). I’ve recorded it, so it can be heard at, I can’t really describe the beep as I can’t make out if there are pauses in it or not. The PC won’t show any image on the monitor when starting up, not at any point, the monitor just goes straight to power saving mode. My motherboard is Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, BIOS rev. 1016.

I have checked the monitor plugs, started the PC with only the power plug and monitor plug on, checked the RAM seats, checked the AGP graphics card seating, and all the other wiring, started the PC over and over again, I’ve booted it only with the essential parts plugged in… and nothing. Only once I have got the image in the monitor (When I plugged the CPU fan off and booted, and when I put it back in, it was back to no image, and this trick won’t work again, tried it), it showed the BIOS screen (Motherboard picture and BIOS version, not set-up BIOS), then it went through the normal checking the memory etc. and then got to the raid sata screen, showing some raid sata BIOS version 5.1.39 and got stuck there. I’ve got only one HD, Seagate Barracuda 160Gigs.

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Answer:PC won't start, recites beep code

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Hi i have a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Li 1705 notepad(laptop)

get a series of beeps at startup : - Beep Beep (gap) Beep Beep Beep (gap) Beep - then silence.
after the series of beeps it just shows the power light - nothing on screen. The beeps only sounded once in the series.

would it be a memory/hd problem.

thanks for any help.

Answer:notepad will not start beep code help

Hello does it start in safe mode ?

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I have a problem with my Toshiba Tecra S1.
It don't start, just beep like this:
- Two shorts and One long
- Then, Three shorts and <two shorts and one long> and <three shorts> etc

I don't find out which BIOS is and the signification of these beeps.

Can someone help me?

Answer:Tecra S1 does not start -> beep code appear

Hi Duditz,

Can you give me more information about your problem?

If you press the power button what happened exactly?
Can you see the Toshiba logo or immediately you get the beep code?
Did you test the seat of the RAM modules?


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Hi there, Yesterday my Avast antivurus crashed, which itself was very unusual. I have run a quick check and found a few trojans, which names I have forget regrettably.I've scheduled a deep scan at the boot, reboot and left for work. Upon return I found the computer with a black screen, impossible to restart.At the boot one can only hear cpu and chassis fan tests, then a double beep and then nothing. No post screen nor splash screens. Can't enter BIOS settings.The monitor is OK. I've reset the CMOS and battery, to no avail. One  by one I have removed all peripherals trying to boot at each step, but the outcome was consistently null.Dealing with such symptoms I would normally assume the motherboard is good to go to the bin, but the specific circumstances -  trojans and all this stuff - make me think twice. Could some trojan or other malware put me in such a mess? If so, what to do next?

Answer:M58p at start-up double beep, no post screen, no splash

Trojans shouldn't affect booting. I hear two beeps out of an M58 and I immediately reset the memory. M58s are sensitive to the memory sticks being jossled out of position. Completely remove your memory and re-seat the sticks in the same slots. Did that do the trick??

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My friend has spilled some tea on her laptop, after letting it dry at first it worked but now on start up it just beeps: 3 long, 2 short, 3 long and 2 short.

I can't find the beep codes documented anywhere, but if anyone can tell me what that code is I can at least decide whether it's worth trying to salvage it or clean up the mainboard with isopropyl alcohol!

I've tested the memory on another laptop and it's fine but I can't really test the CPU or anything else.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite C650D-10K Does not start, what does this beep code mean?


The beep code appears mostly if the POST cannot be passed correctly.
If problem is detected before the BIOS initialize the video card and the code cannot be displayed on the screen the BIOS will play several beeps.

Every BIOS supports own beep codes meanings.
For example the Toshiba BIOS beep code is not the same like a Phoenix BIOS beep code.

As far as I know the Satellite C650 supports an Phoenix BIOS.
But the BIOS is modified by notebook manufacturer therefore it could be possible that the beep code are different.
However, you could try to search in the internet for a code description.
I found this site:

But generally such malfunction cannot be solved easily.
I would recommend contacting a technician with a huge notebook experience to scan the hardware for possible fault.

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Hello,Today I tried to open my laptop ProBook 4525s and it doesnt want to start .It emits an LED code 5 times and 2 sounds followed by  two mini sounds .First thing i did after this, I?ve dissambled my laptop and  cleaned it as i never did in 4 year since i have it.Nothing...till i found some information of this error and I disconnected all USB,the power cord and battery to perform a power reset , and after this  i holded the power button for 15 seconds.All was good,my laptop turned on but after i shutdown,its the same thing,doesn?t want to turn on...and the 15sec-button hold doesnt work anymore.And if somewhow my laptop turn on,what do i do next to stop the problem? As i know its a hardware error, if i found and dissamble the bad piece,it could work right again?  Hope you could help me guys

Answer:Laptop Does Not Start and Emits an LED&Beep Code

Hi Alexandru123, Visit this article in regard to Beep Codes:    

I am a very busy person. PleasePlease click ?Accept as Solution" if I solve your Problem

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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!


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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Hi, if someone could help me would be great! I receive this 7beep code from the motherboard every time I try to boot my inspiron duo 1090, nothing on screen just a 7 beep code not like 3-2-2 or 3-4 or something is a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1. I saw around the net that this is common and is just a fake alarm from the motherboard, and that dell support have told ppl to just press the FN key while booting and that bypasses the P.O.S.T. and boots like nothing again, some ppl say the just left they're computer there and tried like 2 weeks later and booted like normal. I tried this FN key to bypass the P.O.S.T. but NOTHING happened and my duo is out of warranty already and I don't wanna pay for a fake code or something please somebody help me =( 

Answer:Dell inspiron duo 7 beep code at start up!!!

I found an American webpage telling how to solve this within half an hour. At first I thought is was mad. I was desperate so I tried it.With the laptop on and beeping away wrap it up tightly in a large towel and place under the duvet. Leave it for 1/2 hour and then unwrap and switch off. Leave it to cool down and then switch on. I writing this on a dell laptop that had the 7 beeps and the above treatment.It works!!!

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Hello, I've had this computer for just over a year and recently it's been randomly restarting itself and doesn't boot as a error beep code is sounded. Here is a recording of the beep code: I haven't been able to source a list which contains this amount of beeps and it's almost time for A-Level coursework to be handed in. Many thanks.-Jordan

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Hi all

Just picked up a Satellite Pro 6100 with a few problems.

It will turn on, the HDD light shows and I can hear drive activity. However, the screen remains blank and a single beep can be heard after about 20secs. The blank screen I understand, it is probably the power board issue that plagues the SP6xxx series. However, the single beep I don't understand.

I know 2 beeps or 3 beeps is memory incompatibility but does anyone know what the single beep denotes ?


Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 - Single beep code on start

Hi buddy,

To be honest it?s not easy to say what is causing the problem because it could be everything and Satellite Pro 6100 is pretty old notebook.

Have you installed two RAM modules? If yes remove one module. Try always one module only at the same time and test it in RAM slot A and B. Maybe one module is defective or one slot.

If not it seems to be a problem with mainboard or CPU itself. If you can exchange these things, try it yourself because a repair would be too expensive for this oldie I think.
Second hand spare parts you can get on eBay? It?s worth a try! ;)

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The XPS 630i motherboard failed (the Ethernet port and both PCI Express slots were not functioning).
I replaced the motherboard with one purchased on eBay and I used the CPU & memory sticks from the old motherboard, plus the GE Force GT640 video card and the hard drive with the previous installation of Windows7 on it, but then (due to health issues) it sat incompleted for a year. It just needed the waterblock and cooling system installed, which is just recently completed.
When attempting to start the computer, it plays a continuous beep for 25 seconds, pauses for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, pauses again for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, then stops.
There's no video display.
I realize I may have to reset BIOS / CMOS, yet with no video display, I'm seeking to respond to this beep's meaning, learn what that means first - and then generally how to set up this new installation from here. Thanks, Rob (archer5013)

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The XPS 630i motherboard failed (the Ethernet port and both PCI Express slots were not functioning).
I replaced the motherboard with one purchased on eBay and I used the CPU & memory sticks from the old motherboard, plus the GE Force GT640 video card and the hard drive with the previous installation of Windows7 on it, but then (due to health issues) it sat incompleted for a year. It just needed the waterblock and cooling system installed, which is just recently completed.
When attempting to start the computer, it plays a continuous beep for 25 seconds, pauses for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, pauses again for 10 seconds, beeps again for 5 seconds, then stops.
There's no video display.
I realize I may have to reset BIOS / CMOS, yet with no video display, I'm seeking to respond to this beep's meaning, learn what that means first - and then generally how to set up this new installation from here. Thanks, Rob (archer5013)

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I have a 5year old satellite 3000-514 notebook and now it starts only when it wants.
Most of the time, the screen stays black and the notebook emits four sounds, four beeps.
I can try and try again nothing happens, until it starts????

It is very annoying, does anybody have experienced that same pb ?
Does anyone know how to solve that problem ?

thanks for your help


Answer:Satellite 3000-514 often doesn't start - beep code appears

It sounds like the notebook cannot pass the POST (power on self test) successfully. The notebook beeps because there is a hardware error and some device did not pass the test.
You can try disconnecting all external devices and then try to start the notebook.
But I don?t see many chances that this will help to solve the problem?

Mostly in such cases the external help is needed. The technician with much more experience as a common user like me and you should check the notebook. I hope there is no motherboard malfunction because this could be a little bit expensive :(

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I recently noticed that the system was trying to do 7 updates every day at closedown, and found that update was giving a return code of 800736b3.

I have run SURT several times, and it doesn't seem to give any results (or should I be looking somewhere else?).

I ran sfc /scannow and extracted the results and they are in sfcdetails.txt (attached). SFC said there were some files it couldn't fix, even though sfcdetails.txt says it has fixed all of them. is much too big to upload using the paperclip - is there another way?

I tried restoring to an earlier restore point, and unfortunately all the attempted updates have flushed my list of restore points - and the oldest few all give me a return code of x00000022.

Not sure if this is one problem or two...! I am reluctant to do a System Recovery as it sounds pretty drastic - help would be much appreciated!

PS Is any more info required?

Answer:Windows update giving return code 800736b3; restores giving x00000022

The only errors in SFC are these...

2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e7 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ea [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
...which are caused by an MS update which they messed up the file-coding on and may get around to fixing sometime.
It's not critical, but you could get rid of it by uninstalling KB3022345 and/or KB3068708 and hiding the latter when it reappers in your offered updates list.

Please post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log and C:\Windows\Logs\CheckSUR.Persist.log files.

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when i switch on my main line that connect to my computer, my cpu automatically starts, cpu fan also works, cd drive also work perfectly but there's no display in monitor. monitor works perfectly when connected to another cpu

Answer:computer start but no beep no monitor display

I suspect the display-adapter (also called a graphics card) has failed inside the computer that the monitor does not work on. In which case, you need to replace it with a new one.If the existing (failed) graphics adapter is integrated "on-board", you need to disable it in the BIOS Setup before fitting a new one into a spare PCI or AGP slot (whichever type of slot is available).The reason for disabling the integrated graphics adapter is because it cannot be physically removed. Disabling it is necessary to prevent the system from detecting it in future.

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So i've had no problem with my computer until random BDODS Freezes, screen glitches and last but not least Windows not booting. So i decided after a couple days to take out my Video card (Nvidia) and clean it and all of that and as i was taking it out it got jammed but eventually i got it out by just pulling it out hard (Sounds bad but i couldn't push it back because it was like jammed) Anyways i examined it and nothing appeared damaged but as i was doing it my motherboard appeared to be flexing anyways so i cleaned it put it back in and booted it up and next thing i know a huge never ending beep and an LED was red anyways the led turned off and the beeping kept going on for another 1 minute so i just pulled the plug and called it quitsys and could see if one of you guys could help, i'm sure i put the card in the right because i out it in the same exact way.

Answer:Long LOUD never ending beep on start up, no display, help?

Well, you have either broke the GPU or the motherboard with the rough handling. You do know there is a release latch on all video cards? I think the long tone is saying "I don't have a video card installed".
Just touching delicate parts especially the gold connector pins, can also cause damage and not be visible.

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Hi all at TSG,

I recently bought an Abit ip35 pro motherboard from a reputable ebay seller who had verified it working before sending. With my components (see below), the motherboard does not post and instead gets stuck on error code 9.0. Everything else: drives etc power up fine. I have tried an out-of-case setup to no avail and have switched almost all components with others. I still get the error code 9.0 on my led display. There is no output to the monitor whatsoever. Here are the components I used during my simple boot procedure:

PSU: Thermaltake TR2-470W (and tried with Winpower ATX-450)
RAM: Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) CAS 4 1gb stick (out of a possible 4x1gb sticks available) (and tried with ADATA 2gb DDR2-667 stick)
GFX: Geforce 7200GS (and tried with my 8800GT 512mb)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 with stock intel fan (tried with Q6600 also)

Thanks for your time and help! I have tried clearing CMOS countless times, holding out the insert key when booting, pressing delete after powering on.) Additional info: there is a loud siren sound (up-down-up-down) that comes from a speaker that I attached to the motherboard's header.



Answer:Abit ip35 pro - No POST - error code 9.0 (no display)

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when I try to boot I get a post code .0.4. and my reboot button beeps and flashes red. This code is not in the AV8 user's manual

Answer:I get a post code .0.4.when I try to start my computer

It's a memory error -

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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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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 dunno what happened, but my dell lap top just suddenly give siren like sound. Though i was able to disbale it but turning off the sound button.

It happened when i was giving a lecture. Until now whenever i turned on the sound button it just shouts like a banshee to no end.

Answer:HI ! My lap top just keep on giving non stop beep

Does this sound appear immediately on booting up or sometime after ?

Continuos beeps are usually to do with memory or video failure ...

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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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When I power on my Inspiron N 5010 laptop, it gives beep sound and display is blank. It gives 8 beeps continuously and then after a pause again repeat the same. How the problem can be recovered. Before this problem system shows an error msg on screen and does not start normally ( starts in safe mode) for some days and one day it starts normally and after that screen goes blank. I m attaching pic of error msg.

Answer:Laptop is giving beep sound and not starting

Eight beeps means the system isn't detecting the display panel.
First thing:
Power on, and hold the D key through powerup, which will trip an LCD test.  You should see alternating solid color screens.  If you don't, replace the display panel.
If you do, next thing is to disassemble the system and carefully check both ends and the conductors of the cable that connects the mainboard to the back of the display panel.  Be sure all the pins are in good shape and that there are no breaks in the wiring harness.  If you see any evidence of pinching or bent pins, replace the wiring harness.
Finally, if the above produces no effect, it's the mainboard that's bad.  Whether you want to spend a couple of hundred dollars to replace the board on a system this old is open to question;  you are likely better off replacing the system rather than repairing a system this old.

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Heyy...I have dell inspiron 15 3521 laptop with 4 gb ram nd 1 gb graphics card
When I press power button ..laptop getting turn on but screen is still black nd after 2-4 sec making one beep sound then turn off. Plz help me to find out the issue nd how to resolve it.

Answer:Laptop not getting turn on giving single beep

Is there any liquid spillage / damage on the system?
The 1 beep is a system board failure / possible BIOS corruption.
Disconnect the adapter and battery and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to release any static power. Then test the system with the adapter only / battery only.
Try the BIOS recovery method 1 -
Method 2  - 
If it still does not work, then download the service manual here - and reseat the memory modules / HDD / CMOS battery and check if it works.
If nothing works, the motherboard needs to be replaced. 
You could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
You could also order the parts here.
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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When I turn on my computer nothing happens and soundbeep is coming from CPU (Soundbeep isnot continouse). I have checked everything, connections,cards. I cannot even get into bios setup options.  This problem arises when i am using floppy  and  their is an file in floppy in form of word file, when i tried to delete its again replace with another word file(does not get deleted) and after that i run norten antivirus.But after sometime my whole system gets shutdown automatically, form then its not booting up and also giving sound beep from cpu. i have ME as my OS. Anyone with possible solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Answer:Computer is not booting and giving sound beep

Match the beep code here and let us know

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I  have a Dell Inspiron 15R 5537 and when I press the Power on button, it starts making beeping sound and doesnt start. Screen is totally blank. What to do ? Please help

Rahul Sood

Answer:Laptop not firing up giving beep sound in set of 7 beeps

Hi Rahul,
The 7 beeps refer to a CPU failure - however, more towards the motherboard. Kindly review this article.
Disconnect the adapter and battery and press and hold the power button for 30 seconds to release any static power. Then test the system with the adapter only / battery only.
If the issue persists, the motherboard needs to be replaced.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
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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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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can anybody help me ,
my computer is not booting .yesterday the same problem is occuring but after two and three try computer was booting but now when i start my computer today, it giving two beep mean one short and one long at regular time interval.
This problem has been occured before as i also post my problem to this forum ,but at that my computing was booting,
2 gb ram ,dual core 2.8ghz
operating system-xp
please help me

Answer:Computer booting problem -giving one short and one long beep

Hi -Please read this page and tell us if the Beep codes match those listed > Compaq BIOS Beep Codes - BIOS CentralThank You -

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I have a problem with my laptop (Tecra S5 series).
Every time when I start or restart my laptop, the display is moving too slow, it has yellow stripes and sometimes is blinking.
When I open the Device manager I can see the Display Adapter (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 130M) with yellow circuit with a extension mark. When I go inside it says: The device cannot start. Code 10.

Then I have to go in Safe Mode, uninstall the drivers for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 130M, install again and restart. I have noticed that when this Display Adapter is OK, then I don't have problems with my laptop screen.

Can anyone help me?

Answer:Tecra S5 - Display Adapter cannot start - Code 10

Which operating system do you use?
I don?t know since when do you have this problem but if this happen again and again I recommend you to install original OS that you got with your notebook. It contains original drivers, including display driver and something like this should not happen.

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Question: help! no post beep

i've assembled a pc which will not start. it came as a case/mobo/cpu/fan/memory fully assembled. i've added a hdd and 2 optical drives and a floppy drive. when i power up the fan spins and the power light is on and the hdd light flashes. on the screen the memory count is shown and the drives are detected. there is no post beep and when i press del to enter setup nothing happens. it is a good keyboard. i have tried clearing cmos by resetting the clear cmos jumper and tried swapping memory sticks with known good memory to no avail i just cannot get into cmos or any further than the screen which shows that the drives have been detected. can anyone help, please.

Answer:help! no post beep

No post beep!case speaker connected?However if it gets to POST screen where drives are detected then motherboard cpu psu memory are ok.Next it should access operating system from either CD floppy or HDD, depending on how set up in BIOS.There will be an message to tell you which keys to press to enter "setup" something like del esc F10 etc.If your HDD is from an old system has it got an op system installed?If so then the drivers for the old boards will conflict with the new.Either:no op system then boot from CD or floppy and install windowsold op system boot from CD or floppy and format drive and install new op system.

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Question: No Post Beep

No Post, No Beep. Bad MoBo?

after reading many threads about this subject i feel i should describe the problem i'm having, to know what my course of action should be.

i don't know for sure what was the cause of the malfunction but it started as system lock-ups and now the computer won't even power up. it seemed like video-card problems at first, because everything would freeze when i tryed to watch movies, and video problems could be noticed. yesterday after trying to deal with this video problem in lots of ways, i tryed to turn the computer on and nothing happened, no beeps and no post. when i push the power button the cpu fan and the psu fan rotate for half a second and then stop. i have to cut the power to the psu and reconnect it in order to try again. sometimes the power does go through but still no beep or post.

i tryed removing the cmos battery (all the removing done with power off in case you were wondering) and replacing it later, changing the jumpers to reset the bios (after doing those things i started getting more power ons than before), taking all out except what is absolutelly necessary, leaving only the cpu. tryed adding the ram, then tryed adding the video card... nothing works. i wonder if the video-card is needed for the POST BEEP to be heard. anyway, the main reason why i'm posting this is because i wanted to find out what is the defective piece here, as i suspect the mobo, the PSU, video-card or CPU (or RAM?).

it's impor... Read more

Answer:No Post Beep

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Could we get the details of these componants?
A shot in the dark---it might be the MoBo.
Yes vid card is needed, unless you have onboard vid.

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Question: No beep after POST

There is no beep after successful POST. Everything is OK, just no beep.
The mobo is Gigabyte GA-7VT600-1394 with Award bios. I cannot see a speaker on the mobo but it is plugged in to the case speaker anyway.

Is this normal for this board?

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Question: No Post beep

  Well I reinstalled Win XP and it froze on installing your network. After fifteen minutes I did a hard boot. No post beep and the monitor states Monitor G, Check your signal cable or cpu. I switched the following to parts that I know work, all new, (video card, and mother board). Checked the monitor on another system. It is fine. Still the same thing. The system will turn on and I hear it counting, the hard drives are working and the CPU fan is working.  But, still no post beep and the monitor says the same thing. Now we are down to either the RAM or CPU and maybe power supply?  Or maybe a short in the case. Anyone have any ideas? This is baffeling. As I said, I hear it counting and hard drives spin and the CPU fan spins. But, it turns on just that to turn it off, you have to unplug it. CPU maybe or case or other ideas?Thanks,Don

Answer:No Post beep

is your video card well seated? i dont see how you can short the mobo from just a re-install... im not shure... "calls for raptor or merlin"

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Question: no beep on post

i get no beep when i boot my has a syntax sv400 motherboard. everything works fine so why do i not get a beep. i have tried two different speakers.

Answer:no beep on post

Signal to case speaker disabled in BIOS?

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Question: No POST beep

My son put the PC on. It smelt of smoke so he put it off.Later I put it on, no smell but no display. CPU fan spins, RAM LED on motherboard comes on, CD drive lights flashes, hard disk light on front of case comes on. But no display and no POST beep.1. Replaced the graphics card with one from a working PC, same result, no dispaly, no POST beep. Put graphics card back and other PC still works.2. Replaced the PSU with one from an identical working PC, same result, no display, no POST beep. Put PSU back and other PC still works.3. Checked the with another untested monitor, same result.4. Ran test on original monitor result 'test good' signal rec'd.5. Decided that something on the motherboard or CPU had gone awol so this evening replaced both with brand new items.6. Put PC back together with the known working PSU (just in case the original had been the initial problem) from the other PC, and guess what, no display, no POST beep.With no POST beep and no dispaly I don't know where to go next.Anyone any ideas?

Answer:No POST beep

Try stripping it down to a skeleton system out of the case (on the bench) with just motherboard, CPU, heatsink, fan, one RAM module, graphics card, hard drive and PSU. See if you can get a display, Ollyolly.

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Question: NO POST BEEP

Hello.I have been reading with interest some of the causes of a PC to fail to boot into windows, when the usual single POST BEEP is missing.I have this problem, but what i cannot understand is why switching off the PC by holding in the silver button for a few seconds, then switching off the rocker switch on the back of the PC, leaving for a few seconds, and switching back on cures the problem every time - i.e the computer then boots into windows succesfully.I am not sure whether to just keep performing this action or to look at the cause( maybe a memory problem ). As yet i have not run a memory test programme.My PC is a Microland Tech CB150 - Running Windows XPMany ThanksPaul


try doing a C drive check.Go to my computerRight click Local Disk (or what ever you've called)choose the 'Tools' tab.then error-checking and check now.Restart your computer, and it will be done. May take some time thou so be patient   

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Question: One Beep on POST

My Dell Dimension 4100 emits a single beep during the POST on every boot-up. Dell Tech support site says it's a memory refresh failure, and to re-seat the memory modules. I've done this, as well as test each of the two modules separately, and have also inserted a third memory module. In all cases I still get the single beep on boot-up. (The PC hangs up regularly, doesn't always shut down properly, and sometimes hangs on startup.)

What else could be the cause of the beep, and how to fix it?


Answer:One Beep on POST

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Question: post beep

system specs syntax sv 400 motherboard g force 4 64 meg graphics , amd athlon 2200 chip 512 mb pc 2700 ddr ram ,80 gig ibm hard drive, just built this system , all is working fine but does not beep on startup , tried speaker connection both ways still no beep, although this is not a problem in itself i just wondered if any of you had came across this problem before and if so what is the cure

Answer:post beep

If the PC is starting normally apart from no POST beep then the POST has not been enabled in the BIOS.

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Question: No post, no beep

Hi all,

My first post....great place!

I got a friends comp coz he wanted me to format and do a fresh install. He had a bunch of programs that was conflicting with each other. Anyway when I got it I thought I would just try to uninstall some programs. Long story short it gave me a blue screen "stop error". When I tried to re-boot it doesn't post and it doesn't give me a beep. It just turns on for a few seconds and shuts off. Could the power supply be failing?

Any input is appreciated.


Answer:No post, no beep

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Question: No Post Or Beep!!!

I recently upgraded my comp. More or less I just rebuilt it. The only thing that is the same is a 20 gig hardrive cd drive and floppy drive. I bought a brand new ati 9200 128 mb graphics card. I have a brand new atx case with 500 what pw supply. I have a amd athlon k7vta3 elitegroup mb that's brand new. A 1.6 gig processor also amd that came with the mb also brand new. I know for a fact that the card works cause I used it in my old sys for a couple days. My ram is ddr pc 2700 pin and i have 512 of it I've checked all the leds and everything is connect right I've gone over them a ton. Could it be the bios problem. Anyone have any solutions

Answer:No Post Or Beep!!!

Check the clear CMOS jumper isn't set to clear CMOS some motherboard manufacters set the jumper that way to save on battery life.

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Hi, please help me with this, A friend of mine got a used system that was operating just fine, it is an older system heres the specs...

intel P4 (socket 423) 1.3 GHz
PcChips m920 board
512 Mb pc133 sdram
300 watt power supply
40 GB maxtor HD
Geforce 4 MX440 agp 4x card

ok heres the problem, he wanted to upgrade th evideo card, so we took the one out of anothe rputer he has, the card is a chaintech geforce fx 5200 256 mb agp card. Once it was installed, and we made sure it was seated properly and checked everything else, we tried to boot.....nothing, no beep codes or anything. The fans came on, the drives started up, but screen stayed black and no boot. So, just to double check we put the mx card in, and it booted. I know there is the AGP comp driving settings in BIOS, and it was set at auto. Do we maybe need to adjust that? And if so, to what? thanks in advance.

Answer:No post, no beep, no anything

Did you check for compatiblity on that new card .There are two different voltage rate for AGP 1.5 and 3. something I don't know your MB but if it is older it may not be compatible.

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My T61 will not post or beep.  Please help. I recently update T61 - 7659-12U with Middleton BIOS and T8300 CPU.  I also cleaned fan during the process.  Everything worked well for a few days but died completely without any warning. Turning power on without battery. the battery light will turn on momentarily and the AC power green light remains on.  No other signs of life (no other lights, no fan, no beeps, no disk movement).  I have tried pressing power button 10x and removing CMOS batter tricks. What do the experts recommend? As a last resort If I have to replace the motherboard, what should I look for? Thanks in advance. 


Go to Solution.

Answer:T61 will not post or beep

If you remove the ram it should beep when you power on, if not, then it's most likely a bad system board.  Did you have any problems before you did the updates/repairs?

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Question: NO POST Beep!!!

I just put together a Pentium 4 3.0ghz on an Intel D865PERL MoBo. But after I hook everything up, and push the power, the Mobo LED comes on, and all the fans are turning, but I don't get a POST. No beep, no error beeps, just complete silence. I barely know enough to get myself into trouble. If anyone has any suggestions, I will gladly try anything. Thanks.

Answer:NO POST Beep!!!

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Question: No Post No Beep

I had a problem weeks ago where my video card would stop responding. ATI Driver tool can recover from this error. A week later after the initial problem occured, my motherboard wont post anymore it wont sound a beep neither. I tried swapping PSUs but didnt help either.

My question is, wont the motherboard post without a video card or with a broken video card? I dont want to buy a video card when my motherboard could be the actual problem

Answer:No Post No Beep

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Hey guys, good forum you have here, i'm learning a lot.

Normally i can fix a broken pc but this one im puzzled with.

I have a Pentium 3, slot 1 Xblade computer with an Intel M/B which will not display a bios screen or beep. Sorry I can't give more detail, the pc is not mine.

I've rejigged the memory, took out all pci cards, tried another agp card, tried another monitor, removed all IDE's, tried another PSU, renewed the cmos, and then the final step was I replaced the whole motherboard using paper washers just in case it was shorting.

Still the same result, as soon as I plug in the PC, it starts on its own accord and alls I get is the red HD activity light on permanent. All the fans and PSU spin as normal, just no Display whatsoever.

The only thing I can think of is dead processor (rare) or faulty case.

Any ideas or suggestions please?

Answer:Help, No post, no beep

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It seems that almost (yes I said almost) everytime I reboot this computer, I never hear a post beep (yet everything works fine).

Everytime I power-on the computer, I get the post beep.

My old p3 always gave a post beep on every restart, yet this one will not. Is something wrong?

DFI nf4-DAGF mobo
AMD64 3200+
XFX Geforce 6600GT video

Latest BIOS for my mobo is already flashed.

Answer:not always getting a post beep

mine will post beep on start up also but not on restarts I think thats just normal.

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Question: No Post Beep

My computer turns on, but I get no Post Beeps nor does it display anything on the screens, plz help.

Answer:No Post Beep

I had the same problem with my first build. After reading the owners manual for the motherboard i figured out the mobo was shorting out to the case. I took the mobo with the vid card, cpu and fan installed out of the case, and set it on a wooden desk and powered it up. After getting a new case and reinstalling all the hardware everything worked fine.

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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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Ok I have 2 issues that are, I believe, related.
1) When booting the computer the bios stops and gives a never ending stream of short
beeps. I entered the Bios to aid my diagnostics and seeing no issues I exited without
changing any settings. Computer booted normally.

2) Once Windows had booted there was another issue. booting was taking forever and I
quickly found that any processes that started would replicate itself. The programs
would continue replication till the computer's memory overflowed and crashed the

I am leading toward the MB or attached sub system. but since I have never run into this issue before I figured I would ask here and see if I can learn from someone's experience with this issue.Any help is appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

Answer:Post beep weirdness

Sounds like a memory error. Download Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Let me start off here... XP Pro, 2.8G, 1Gig RAM, 5 year old E-machine which mother board I've replaced since then.

Two days ago my computer wasn't working and gave me a Unmountable STOP Error blue screen. So I fixed that by repairing my Master boot record, but after that I had my computer up and running. So I took this time to defrag my computer, so I left to work while it was defraging when I came back I turned on the monitor to see if it was done(which it should have been by that time several hours later) and found my computer off altogether. So I started checking a few things and when I turned on my computer my monitor would not get a signal and it would give me three POST beeps about 3 seconds long each, but the CPU Fan would come on and my hard drives sounded like they were working and the PSU fan would come on. So I figured it was my CPU that over heated or shorted out, I had in the past never had luck with my mother board. Then I went and got another CPU and replaced it in my computer re hooked everything back up and turned it on it sounded like it was working but again I got one POST beep and then my computer will turn off. And again the monitor would not get a signal for the 5 seconds total its on, after thinking about it I'm thinking that it might be a PSU issue but I will have to wait till I get another one to test it out.

If any one has any suggestions about my perdiciment I would love to hear it, and I'm sorry if I wasn't clea... Read more

Answer:PC Turns Off after first POST beep

The 3 beeps at post sounds to me like bad memory might want to check that out next

Raven Master

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I have the following:
Athlon 2700+ XP
Biostar M7nCD Pro mainboard
512MB RAM DIMMs PC2700 (I believe) x2 (two sticks) (Kingston and Crucial)
Two WD HDDs (250GB each)
Sony DVD+/-R DL burner
WinXP Professional
450w PSU
GeForce 4400ti vid card

I usually leave my PC on for long lengths of time (2-4 weeks at a time), and last night I awoke to my PC making long beeping noises, so when I got up and checked on it it acted like it was shutdown (no lights on case, and monitor light was amber/yellow), but the beeps were still going on... so I shut down the power going to the case and went back to bed. Later today when I got home from work I flipped on my PC and before the monitor even popped on I heard the beep again.. so I waited .. another beep... and no POST... and the beeping continued... (long beep over and over)

So I yanked my master HDD (along with my burner and my video card) out of it and put it into my wife's PC (where I am now), so I could come and ask you all what you thought it was, but before running straight here I stopped by Biostar's site and various other motherboard sites to see what the beeping could mean.
I read that a series of siren-like beeps (hi/low beeps) meant there was something wrong with my heatsink/CPU, and a long beep over and over means that RAM is bad (I guess that is what I read), so here is what I did...

For good measure: I first removed the CMOS jumper from 1-2 and put it on 2-3 for 5 seconds (Biostar said... Read more

Answer:PC wont POST... will just sit there and beep.

to start out, its not the PSU. A dead PSU will give you nothing at all, at least in my experience.

You're correct in thinking that 5 seconds is short to clear CMOS, i usually put the jumper in clear position and remove the battery for at least 30 seconds-- but it seems you've tried that too.

Have you tried with only 1 stick of RAM (alternate, in case one is the culprit)? Can you get your hands on another stick of DDR RAM that will fit just for testing purposes?

I wouldnt imagine it was a fried CPU, though you might want to pull the heatsink off to check.

Lets keep troubleshooting so we can try to fix this, but keep in mind that Biostar has not had a great name for a number of years now, and I have heard quite a few stories of their Motherboards crappin out.

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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 was in to process of putting a new HD in my computer, seemed like everything was fine. Just as I was about to partition it, the screen goes blank. I reset the computer and I don't even get a beep on the POST test. I cleared the CMOS(even took the battery out) and I still get nothing.

I don't get it, I can't see the Bobo working fine one second then dead the next.

Abit K7-100 mobo
650 Athlon Slot A processor
256 RAM
32 MB Nvidia video card

Answer:No beep at POST test.

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I am trying to build AMD system with following parts
Athlone 64 754 3000+,
GA-K8U Ulim1689 motherboard,
pc3200 512mb ram
gforce fx 5500 AGP,
new psu.

I fixed all parts connect hard drive, monitor and turn on
there was no beep, monitor is blank but both lights on front of case r on
little LED on motherboard is on, all fans(psu, hitsink, graphic card) r on
i can hear the hard drive spnning.
i disconnect and reconnect all parts several times.
i try to boot from cddrive but same thing
i have 2 agp cards and i try with both noothing come up on monitor

Answer:building AMD sys, no beep no post

Try clearing the cmos! Your mobo manual will tell you how!!!!

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Well my main computer quit today. It's an MSI K7N2 Delta 2 platinum with an EVGA GEForce 7800GS card. Athlon 3200+ XP CPU.

It won't POST. No video at all.
I keep getting a long Beep on boot up - I have removed / reseated memory sticks, reseated the graphics card, reset the CMOS (by pulling the jumper).

The manual doesn't describe the DLINK beep code of just 1 long beep. The closest it says is 1 long beep followed by short beeps. I'm not getting short beeps.

I'm getting power, but no video at all.

Basically I need to know if my video card or PSU has failed and what the DLINK error beep is. I have a generic 600W PSU and the system has run for at least 2 years straight - 24/7

I got some beeps the other day when playing a game, but the beeps went away. I have a bad feeling the video card quit on me. Any ideas? I'm thinking PSU might not be giving enough juice now that it's old.

Answer:NO POST - with DLINK beep

Hi Tedster.

Sorry to hear you`re having major problems.

I`m not sure what you mean by a DLINK beep.

My first guess would be either a bad psu/bad mobo.

Disconnect anything not required to boot your system and see what happens.

Regards Howard

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HiI often get continuous 5sec beeps seperated by 2/3 secs on powering up. This continues until the power is turned off by pressing power button for 5secs or using on/off switch (haven't let it continue for more than 20secs). Upon powering up next time it usually starts up OK.The pc often stalls/freezes (usually while using Internet Explorer/Outlook Express but can be restarted using RESET button.System (built locally by firm no longer around!!) described by Belarc Advisor as OS XP Home (SP2)CPU 2.55GhZ Intel CeleronMOBO RC410SB400 (MSI/PCI Express??)HDD SATA HDS728080PLA380RAM Infineon 512mb SDRAMBIOS Phoenix Technologies LTD 6.00 PG 09/23/2005Have looked on forum/WEB with little success as I have so little info on system components. Any advise/help/links would be much appreciated.ThanksGSCULP

Answer:beep on POST/freezing

Here are some links that explain what the beeps mean, you may need to scroll down the page as they cover different BIOS types. Hope its of some use for you. Fatboyslimclick hereclick hereclick here

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Hi there I'm new here and would like some advice. I've just purchased a bare boned R40 with no ram, hdd or cards. It was advertised as "posts to BIOS" but I've not been able to get it working. I've added correct memory using both slots, one stick tried on each side, with battery and without, power x 10 plus 30 etc etc. All I get is usual LED lights, fan spin then just power and battery light. When you power off you do get a tiny click but no life in the screen. Any suggestions how to test and see if the system board is fried? Jaba x

Answer:R40 No splash, beep or post.

First, I am making an assumption that the board came with a CPU. The reason I am asking is that R40 came with both Pentium 4 and Pentium M CPUs. The CPU must match the board. The most basic test is to pull all the RAM and try to start. You should get a beep pattern 1-3-3-1.

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My other topic went unnoticed but I've managed to downsize the problem a bit in the meantime.

Issue: No POST beep thus no display on monitor

How it happened: Computer's been fine for months - pulled out video card - dusted off all fans - put it back in - no POST beep.

What I've tried:
Reattaching the video card several times and cleaned for dust on and around socket/card. Reseating RAM and booting with each chip.
Cleared CMOS (I think, ~30 seconds on CLR RTC (should it be a full minute?))
Making sure that all cables are properly connected (they should be as I didn't detach any internal ones initially)

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: No POST beep

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Hi again,

Fixed the old problem of the computer rebooting.. I just gave up and awaited a new CPU through the post.

Fitted the new CPU, now when I boot it up I'm not getting any POST beeps or display through monitor.

I've read topics around tinternet and everybody says it's mobo or CPU.

The mobo is less than a month old, and the CPU came two days ago.. I'm pretty confident that it is neither of them (if it turns out to be.. I won't be surprised though)

I've ran a basic boot with only mobo, CPU and HDD's attached.. same problem

Checked the pins on the processor and in the CPU slot, all seem pretty good. All wires that are supposed to be connected are connected so can't see a problem there.

I also disassembled and rebuilt the PC while it was completely unplugged on the floor, so don't think I shorted anything...

Please somebody help

Computer Spec:

Intel Core 2 Quad 2.5 Ghz
Corsair Vengeance 8Gb DDR3 RAM (2x4Gb)
Asus DDR3 Mobo
XFX Radeon HD 5450 1024Mb
Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:New problem - Not getting a POST beep

I've also tried refitting the old CPU which I know worked and still not getting a POST beep at all

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Greetings!My computer doesn't work:-There is no BIOS beep, no post, and no video on screen-Power supply runs, so does HDD and CPU fan.-No visible signs of fried elements on motherboard.I've already tried:-Clearing CMOS via switching position of CMOS jumper and via removing the battery. I've also waited for an extended period of time before placing the battery back and before placing jumper on normal pins.-Removing video card-Removing the RAMs (just the first piece, then just the other, then both - triggering the long BIOS beep)Specs:Acer Aspire M1920CPU: Intel Pentium E6700Video: GeForce 405RAM: 2GB Hynix 1333mHz + 2GB Kingston 1333mHzHDD: Seagate 7200.12 500GBPower: FSP Group ATX-250PA 1PF 250WattDVD: HL-DT GH70NMotherboard: G41T-AMOS:Win7 64bitThe problem appeared after force shutdown of computer via pressing power switch for 5 seconds.

Answer:No video, no beep, no POST

Quote-Removing the RAMs (just the first piece, then just the other, then both - triggering the long BIOS beep)I think the beep has to be initiated by the CPU.  So the CPU is  alive.Go get some RAM. Maybe both are dead.

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hi, im looking at a pc for a friend its a CCTV video server and so has raid drives and bnc cards, apart form that it looks fairly normal. however he brought it over because he cant get any display on it. The machine switches on and all fans are running cpu and PSU are running, but theres no system beep. Ive removed everything so its just the barebones but theres still nothing. Im all out of ideas and tests to run help Please !!!

Answer:No Screen no post Beep

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I have put together a barebones kit from Tiger but am having a problem.  Upon powering up, I get a long repeating beep. Keyboard lites up when power is turned on but does not activate when computer is booted up, no video.  Fans work, fan on AGP card works.  CD ROM led is on.  I have two SATA HDs plugged directly into the motherboard, not using IDE slots.  CD ROM is plugged into the IDE1 slot.  

Answer:Computer beep during POST

Beep codes should be identified in the motherboard manual that came with your system. If Tiger didn't send one then check the manufacturer web site.

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I've got a friends old p4 here to work on.. but it needs a little more expertiese than I can donate.

With everyting in the computer.. It won't post.. The hard drive light flashes, but the monitor never cuts on. It's not giving error beeps either. When it starts, it just sits there. First thoughts were the video card.. then ram.. I've swapped vid cards.. I've taken both sticks of ram out and tried them individually. With the ram out.. it actually gives an error beep. (3 long beeps to be specific) Thats the only way I can get the bios to give a sign that it's trying. It doesn't beep with the vid card out. (possibly because it does have onboard.. even if it's disabled..) I tried the onboard video.. still nothing.

Any other ideas short of starting over with a new motherboard and processor? My friend is a bit strapped for cash so I'm already trying to save him some money. $200 isn't part of the fix atm.


Answer:Won't post but will beep if ram is removed

The RAM could be preventing the system from booting tho It should beep if it's bad.

So the PC doens't beep when the ram in but beeps with the ram out? Everything else in the system for it to beep just ram missing?

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Recently moved, and just before I moved I'm not exactly sure what happened but the electrics (but not the lights) in the house cut out, until housemate did something at the fusebox, so either may have damaged something.

I've reseated RAM and video card, reset CMOS battery and checked cables. Fans and lights come on, if I take RAM out I hear long beeps during POST but still no boot.

Any help appreciated

Answer:no POST beep when booting

Clear the CMOS (using both methods as described below) if you have a power shutdown, that might help you get going.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

Hit the ON button (power button) on the case to remove any residual power.

Remove the onboard motherboard battery.

Move the Jumper Cap from pins 1 & 2 (default) to pins 2 & 3. Keep the cap on pins 2 & 3 for ten seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1 & 2.

Reinstall the Battery.

Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.

Hold down the DEL key and enter the bios setup menu to re-enter data.
Notes: Some motherboards use different key combinations to enter the bios setup menu.

There are also some motherboards that you can simply push a button to achieve the same as moving the jumper from pins 1 & 2 to pins 2 & 3 and then moving the jumper back.

In addition, there are some boards that you simply use a screwdriver to short across the two jumper pins (no jumper), but this serves the same a removing the jumper and replacing it to adjacent pins.

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Question: Phoenix POST beep.

When I hit the on button, screen stays blank and system emits a one second beep approx every four seconds or so.Could this be RAM failure?Anyone . . .Pleeeease . . .

Answer:Phoenix POST beep.

have a look here click herehope it helps.

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I am trying to build a new system using my athlon mp-1200 or duron-1200 both are basically new and unused. I have tryed both on 3 boards (actually 6 all to geather) which I can not get to post or make any sound or send a signal to the monitor. These boards are uninstalled. I am using a power supply with Output: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] from what I have read this is more than enough. The heatsink fan comes on, starts to pol the hardware-keyboard flashes then nothing. I have tryed 1 stick of memory (Kingston DDR 2700) changed slots and with no memory still nothing, no sound. The Athlon MP gets warm as do the chipsets. For wiring I have only a speaker (tryed 3 dif) and an on/off switch. I have built many other AMD systems, however none with an Athlon MP processor. The motherboard I bought to go with the Athlon mp-1200 is a Biostar M7VIZ which states "support for Paliminos" I can not believe none of these boards will post but they do not. Any ideas?

Answer:will not post - no beep sounds

could try reseating the vid card and also check the processor for any bent pins and then reseat it.

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