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First off, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask for help.

My problem is that my computer will not start. When I press the power button, it will beep for several seconds constantly. The screen will show the starting screen with the motherboard's manufacturer and "Press DEL to access BIOS configuration", then the screen will go black even if I press DEL.

The problem started when I tried to plug in my head phones from the front of the case, then, upon remembering that I didn't have those wires plugged in, I plugged in the headphone from the back. After I did this the computer froze, KB/M stopped responding, screen froze. I restarted the computer, and it just stopped working. Only the fans kept spinning, the screen didn't turn on. I started taking stuff out and checking if it worked, but the screen stayed black. After I tried taking out the RAM stick closer to the CPU, It showed my the starting screen that tells you what to press to enter BIOS settings, then the screen stopped working, but the fans continued.

From what I can tell, it seems that my motherboard just freaked out after I plugged in my head phones.

This is the motherboard I'm using http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8H61M_LE/

Thanks in advance, and again, I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this type of question.
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Are your headphones USB? I have had a weird error once where my computer kept crashing with my USB-to-serial port adapter plugged in.

After some experimenting, i realized my motherboard was trying to boot to the USB serial port (which is physically impossible), thus causing it to crash on POST.

I disabled booting to USB devices in the BIOS, and the problem went away.

Also, look up your post code please and tell us what it means.
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No, they're regular head phones that use head phone jacks.

I ended up sending my computer to a friend of mine who repaired it. Apparently my HDD shorted out when I put in the jack. I got a new HDD and my PC works fine now.
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