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Computer Won't Start, Irregular Beeping

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#1 quadrangle


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Posted 06 February 2006 - 10:17 AM

Hello everyone!

As the topic title says, my computer won't start. The screen is black and the only thing I get is the beeping noise. Attempts to find a pattern have failed, it appears to be pretty much random with one higher pitched tone and one slightly lower. I made a recording, download it here:

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload1/beeping01.zip (524 kB)

It just goes on and on like that..

My motherboard is a Rev B, dunno which model. I'm afraid I can't recall which BIOS I have either (how can I find out?).

The problems first began when I tried to start it after having had it running for a long time (being on for about 40 hours, then shut off a couple of hours when I tried to start it again it wouldn't). Before I shut it off I also experienced some sound problems, but when I shut it down I had sound as normal.

Many thanks in advance if you can help me!

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:01 PM

Hello quadrangle and welcome to BC.

I've never heard anything like that before. It almost sounds like it is trying to give you a beep code but can't get that far. The first thing I would do is have a look inside for an accumulation of dust and dirt and install a new battery.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:03 AM

you might want to check your modem too...
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:13 AM

If it will give you a complete beep series compare it to this>> BIOS beep & POST codes

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#5 quadrangle

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:39 PM

thanks guys, found the problem. One of the hard disks had a loose cable.. :thumbsup:

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