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Constant Beeping On Start Up Solved, Now What?


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#1 ajohnson2

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Posted 19 July 2016 - 02:20 PM

Dell Optiplex 780

2.93 GHz

4GB Ram

64 bit - Windows 7

 

 

This morning I tried to power on my computer but it gave me this constant beeping sound and wouldn't let me get past the boot up screen. Searched the forums and found a solution that worked. I did a hard reset where I unplugged the power chord and held the power button down for 15 seconds then plugged chord back in and booted up normally.

 

 

My question is what do I do now? There's obviously something wrong with my computer. What are some steps to actually figuring it out exactly what it was?

 

 

Thanks for any help.


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Posted 19 July 2016 - 02:29 PM

Most machines will have the beep codes within the manual, (get your manual or download it) and find the beep codes.

 

 

could be the RAM could be something wrong in PSU or even the mobo.

 

Re-Seat your RAM and HDD. but if it beeps the second you turn it on, it most likely RAM.


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Posted 19 July 2016 - 02:50 PM

If your computer is running normally again, I suggest just watching it for a few days. If no more problems, it could have been a glitch from a number of reasons. If it does it again, then you start a 1X1 process of testing each component until you find the problem. The first test is Viper's post, next the hard drive, power supply, reset the BIOS/CMOS back to factory defaults, replace the CMOS battery, and check the mainboard for bulging capacitors. That will get you started.


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Posted 19 July 2016 - 02:56 PM

Thanks guys. Checked the manual and doesn't give a beep code for a constant beep. There are 4 diagnostic lights that should've help me figure it out. Now only if I made note of that when there was a problem. lol.

 

If it happens again I will figure out what the lights mean and re-seat the problem hardware.

 

Thanks again.






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