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post #1 of 30
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Whenever I try to turn my computer on it beeps over and over. Beeping lasts about a second or two, stops, beeps again, etc.

My guess would be the PSU, but I really don't know.

Can someone tell me what the problem is?
    
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Check your motherboard manual and match the timings of the beeps to the reference sheet that should be in there.

That'll tell you where the problem is.

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post #3 of 30
does it sound like a repeating pattern. if so check your ram is seated correctly or try 1 stick of ram then the other.

if it is random beeps give us what type of mother board you have and list the beep code

example: short short long short.
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And if I don't have a motherboard manual? :/

This rig was bought right off a shelf at best buy.
I don't think they give such manuals with their towers, do they?

If I got one, I have no idea where it is.


Edit:

just read the latest reply. I'll go check it out ASAP.
    
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post #5 of 30
Check if the Psu Fan is Running, check for that Voltage Switch too( I dont know what is called. its the switch you slide on the back of the psu) Could be Your Ram too.. Make sure they are properly Seated and atttached.
    
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Check here for the code...
http://www.bioscentral.com/
    
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And if I don't have a motherboard manual? :/

This rig was bought right off a shelf at best buy.
I don't think they give such manuals with their towers, do they?

If I got one, I have no idea where it is.


Edit:

just read the latest reply. I'll go check it out ASAP.
tell us what it is. manufacturer and model number.
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post #8 of 30
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Hmm, now that's unusual. (I think?)

When I got the beeping noise, I unplugged everything, opened up my case and looked around. Everything looked fine, so I can on the forums and asked. Got a few replies, went back down, plugged her back up... And now it's working.

What could have happened?
    
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post #9 of 30
Did you jiggle anything inside the case?

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post #10 of 30
Good luck is what happened

For the future, you should be able to find out what MB you have, its written on the MB it self, or CPU-Z @ cpuid.com should tell you what it is.
    
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