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#1 Paing Myint

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:13 PM

Hi there, my computer just went on the fritz and started making 3 beeps every time i switch it on. It doesnt load up at all and the busy LED is not blinking but permanently on. I think it might have something to do with the Ram settings that i changed in the bios but i cant get back to the bios page to fix it. How can i fix this? Thanks for the help!

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:21 PM

Ensure that your RAM is seated correctly in the banks. If not just remove and put back, you should then be able to boot into the bios.

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Edited by FireKracker, 30 September 2007 - 03:27 PM.

If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:26 PM

We need more specific information about your system. Make, model, OS, etc, to be able to help you define your problem.

A first guess is that your mother board has gone bad. You may need a hands on Tech to fix, repair, replace it.
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

You will likely have to reset the BIOS values to default in order to get back into the BIOS. I'd presume that this is a desktop system since there isn't much room for custom BIOS settings in most laptops.

So, unplug the system from the wall and open the case.
Ground yourself on the metal of the case with one hand and either:
1) Remove the CMOS battery (about the size of a nickel) and leave it out for 30 minutes.
2) Use the CMOS jumper to reset the BIOS to default values.

After this, put it all back together, plug it in, and boot up. If this doesn't fix it, then I'd suggest a RAM test (such as this free one: http://www.memtest86.com/ ).
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