Multiple beeps and monitor blank

By brand
Mar 7, 2008
  1. I am afraid it is my mother board =( but i dunno alot about repairing pc's
    it only happens sometimes when i turn on my pc, it makes
    a series of short fast beeps then my monitor power button indicator
    goes from green to yellow the only way i can get the pc to turn on again
    is to reset the jumper located near the CMOS battery i think its called.
    after doing this the pc will run fine for a month or so and do it again.
    any advice you guys may have would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    An exact beep code would be helpful. How many beeps, how many long how many short and in what order? It would also be a help if you posted your motherboard's brand and model.
  3. brand

    brand TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im at work atm the other thing i know its about 5 beeps and its an albit
    board not sure whice type tho
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    Welp, that means absolutely nothing to me. I don't know what BIOS manufacturer ABIT uses (if they even stick to a particular one) and if you don't know the exact beep sequence, it's pretty hard for anyone to give you an idea of what might be wrong (without just guessing that is).

    Post back when you can with as much information as possible and maybe someone will be able to help.
  5. brand

    brand TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its really hard to tell how many beeps there are because it beeps really fast when
    you boot up the pc and it only happens about once every month or two
    i guess thats what i get for buying alienware over priced garbage ><
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    If you at least had the motherboard's information it wouldn't be hard to look up who manufacturers your BIOS, and then it'd be easy to interpret the beep sequences.

    Do you know exactly what model your AlienWare PC is?
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