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#1 snappyapple632

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 03:35 PM

Ok, so today, I decided to look at the inside of my computer today. I did the following: Removed one RAM card, put it back in afterwards. Removed one of the fan cables, later reconnected it. Removed my hard drive, put it back in afterwards. Flipped a switch, flipped it back to it's original position. When I turned it on, my computer wouldn't start, and it would make a long beep noise. Help!



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 04:53 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !

 

Without more information it is impossible to give reasonably specific advice. Can you please give us the make and model of the computer, or, if it is a self-build, the main specifications such as make and model of motherboard, quantity and type of RAM, hard drives and the make and model of the PSU.

 

This is purely a guess, but it is possible that you have not re-seated the RAM card properly. When you go back in to check, make sure that the computer is disconnected from the electricity supply - unplug it, don't merely turn it off - and make sure you touch part of the metal frame to ground any static electricity you may be carrying.

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:12 PM

Thanks for the welcome. I recorded the specs you needed:

Motherboard: Abit IP35 Pro

RAM: Kingston Hyper X DDR2 1GB (4 of them are in my PC)

Hard drive: Western Digital 640 GB

Power Supply: Antec Truepower Trio

I have reinserted the RAM card but I have not tested my PC yet. Hope these specs help!



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

Beep code for your motherboard indicates one long beep is a RAM issue. I can't tell you what to do about it but at least you will know what the beep is trying to tell you.

 

http://www.pc-blog.net/2012/03/basic-beep-codes-for-abit-bios-motherboards/



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:06 PM

My computer is fixed now. Thanks for helping me solve this problem! Requesting topic lock.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 05:42 PM

I'm glad you have got it fixed - whether it was with the help of our suggestions or not, but for the future remember the old saying :-

 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it !

 

Continued happy computing !

 

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