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Team Fail June 11th, 2013 9:37 PM

Computer Power issue
So I decided to boot back into the old desktop since I have a laptop now and I want to transfer some files over. I boot it... Anddddd...

1. The fans rev up, and won't shut up. At all.
2. There is a constant, repetitive beeping. beep beep beep.

This is the model of desktop. All stock, nothing changed. I looked into it and it seems that computers have series of beep codes that they can use to tell a user if something is wrong. After some Googling, I came across this page, and my symptom is listed, namely, Repeating (endless loop). I want to make sure it is in fact a memory error (Hence, having the right set of beep codes), so can someone verify that I did find the right thing, and if it is, should I attempt to reseat the ram sticks in the computer?

Zach June 12th, 2013 3:26 AM

I would certainly check to make sure that your RAM is seated properly, and if you have more than one RAM chip in the machine, certainly try swapping them around.

Also, there could be a problem in your BiOS settings.. last time I had a BiOS beeping error, I just took out my desktop's CMOS battery for 5-10 seconds and re-inserted it and my BiOS settings got returned to normal, though it also reset the physical clock :\

Tetrakeet June 12th, 2013 7:04 AM

Re-seat/gently press down on the RAM and check that everything is seated properly (especially the video card). Make sure the plastic RAM tabs are snugly pressed and locked into the RAM to hold it in place (if it has them). Be sure all the screws are tightened on your expansion cards as well, because that little wiggle can sometimes dislodge them if the computer is moved. After you check those things, let us know how it went.

Just in case you didn't know: Be sure to unplug the power (the thick black cord that goes into the power supply in the back) and touch the outside (metal part) of the chassis before doing anything, so that you don't fry your hardware. (Or use an anti static wrist band if you have one.)

KacyCrawford July 9th, 2013 5:51 AM

Pull your RAM and try inserting it again. It must work

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