3 beeps on boot up

By ur2hi13
Apr 9, 2008
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  1. ok in the past little while every so often my computer starts up and starts beeping at me with a black screen. thats the problem. but i read that it may be loose RAM so i took them out and nothing next i took out the graphic card and put it back in and it worked. but now i start it and that beeping happens and i remove the graphic card and put it back in but the beeping continues....so i do it again still beeping.

    thats the problem. but the confuzzing part is, is that my computer worked fine 7 hours eariler......so if you guys know anything i could use the help
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    This may even be dust near your Ram cards, or in the channels themselves.

    Adhering to all AntiStaic precautions (usually in your computer's manual)
    I would remoove the Ram cards again (and possible the Video card)
    Then remove all dust (either by high preasure air, or a vacuum cleaner)
    You can also physically turn it upside down, and allow any debri to fall out

    Insert the Ram securely (click click)
    And test again
  3. Whiffen

    Whiffen Newcomer, in training Posts: 323

  4. ur2hi13

    ur2hi13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i think my bios is phoenix but im not to sure and ill try that cleaning out the dust thing but i just need to get some compressed air sooo.......
  5. ur2hi13

    ur2hi13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok my bios is Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG and it is 2 short beeps and one long beep so ya if that helps
  6. ur2hi13

    ur2hi13 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    ok u guys can stop what your doin i figured it out

    though i dont knwo y i did all i did was reinstall the card and for some reason took out the game that was in the disk drive and it worked ?!?!?!?! but ya it works now
  7. Whiffen

    Whiffen Newcomer, in training Posts: 323

    Well like the beep code suggested, 1 Long, 2 Short Video adapter failure Bad video adapter. You graphics card may have just been not inserted correctly or needed adjustment. Glad to hear Its working ;D
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