Need help with beep codes

By Daveskater
Aug 12, 2007
  1. Hi, i have a friend with a broken pc and we plugged in so i could see what happened and we got a series of beep codes.

    Unfortunately it's a dreaded eMachine *shoots self* (model 420) so i thought that the psu/mobo have probably gone (apparently the screen went blank one day). Anyway, the beep codes go like this: 1-3-3-1, i.e. one beep, three beeps, three beeps then one more beep.

    I've tried google for ages and found nothing that helps so i thought maybe someone on here would know what this code means :)

    Any help will be appreciated, i'd like to know if my suspicions are true. Thanks.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Topic Starter Posts: 1,687

    thanks, howard, i looked at the thread and because there's 8 beeps in total, it looks like the graphics has gone.

    this pc has integrated graphics and no agp slot so without going for a pci card then i'm guessing it's broken. even then it's an emachines so who knows what else is wrong :eek:

    i've looked on and can make a pc good enough for what my friend needs for about £230. it wouldn't be top of the range but he's not a hard core gamer and video editor so it only really needs to go on the internet and play music :)

    thanks for the link though, i suppose i should have done a search before posting ;)
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