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Infrenal beeping...Why won't my computer boot up?

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#1 haven't a clue

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:21 AM

Hi, Was given a old sharp computer by a friend. Worked for awhile. Now it won't boot up. I hit the power button it goes to a black screen and says "mobile amd athlon™ xp 1500+processor external cache 256 installed" Then start beeping....How do i fix this

Thank you in advance for any help given

Edited by haven't a clue, 11 April 2011 - 04:58 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:28 AM

There should be a repeating pattern to the beeping. When the computer can't boot to a point where it is capable of displaying an error message on the screen the BIOS will beep in a code to signal the error. What model number is the Sharp computer? Does the screen identify the BIOS used? Best bet would be to go to the BIOS mfr website to see if they have a listing of the BIOS beep codes. Second best would be to go to the Sharp website to see if they have info listed there. Here's a link to the Sharp website: Sharp Support

Here's a list of beep codes by BIOS mfr: Beep Codes

Edited by strolln, 11 April 2011 - 04:03 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:42 AM

In addition to testing the beep codes, try removing the memory (RAM) and reinserting it. It's not uncommon to see a loose memory stick cause a computer to not boot.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:30 PM

Also reseat the video card (of not integrated) and all other cards (if any).
The beep pattern would be helpful as well.
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