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Computer won't turn on: Help please?

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#1 Baller7


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

Hey all, great forum here curious if anyone can help?

HP Compaq desktop tower won't turn on: when I press the power button, a red light turns on and then 9 consecutive "beeps" begin, each around 1 second. It then just auto shuts off (can't access the load screen one bit).

I'm not too PC hardware savvy. Does anyone know how to fix this-diagnosis and steps for doing so?

Thanks a bunch...

Edited by Baller7, 28 August 2017 - 08:18 PM.

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:50 PM

This may help. Wait and see how it pans out with others suggestions



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:15 PM

It would help if you post the model of this HP Compaq.

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 12:57 PM

Adding to the previous posters, have you already tried cold/warm-booting with only a monitor, keyboard and mouse attached?  I'm wondering if there is a short within an external device that is sending a shut-down signal to the power supply.  An internal device with a short can also trigger a shut-down/power down.  Years ago, during similar phone tech calls -- we would often have end-user re-seat everything within the desktop, just in case something got bumped out of place or "oxidized".

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