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Computer Give 3 Beeps And Won't Boot


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#1 Izzy

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:45 AM

I've posted about this ages ago but still no go with this stupid PC.

Sempron 1.6Ghz
256 mb ram
40GB hard drive MAXTER
on board video
onboard sound

motherboard is yes, a crap Asrock.

I've replaced the CPU and Fan with new ones of the same
replaced the 256mb ram with the same
replaced the hardrive with same
replaced CD burner with same
replaced the battery in the motherboard with same
replaced the power supply with the same

it still beeps in threes, won't boot, nothing on screen
can't even reinstall windows. I give up with it.
Any ideas???
Go to eBay and buy one of those upgrade PC's, just had HDD and RAM???
The PC only lasted 6 months from new, its now 12 months old. it only had 6 months warranty (it happened 1 day after warranty exp).

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 12:53 AM

You can check with these links below.. but 3 beeps in some BIOS means memory failure. As a matter of fact, you can have different amounts of beeps and it'll still lead back to the memory as the cause.

Check out these links, and hopefully they'll shed some light on the issue.:
http://www.amptron.com/html/bios.beepcodes.html
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

[Added] Try replacing your keyboard, if you haven't done so.

Edited by Walkman, 17 November 2006 - 12:56 AM.


#3 Izzy

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 01:21 AM

by the sounds "New Motherboard" since trying another keyboard also failed. As everything else is replaced except that. Maybe i need to replace motherboard and nothing else...

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 02:46 AM

And maybe you need to replace the keyboard and nothing else. I'd go for the $12 part before I invest hundreds. at least you'll know that if it doesn't solve it, it's your motherboard for sure. You went this far, don't quit now.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:45 PM

i tried a keyboard from my other computer which does work, and didn't work on the "Not Working" PC. So it has to be the motherboard. I'll find a different brand motherboard.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 02:12 AM

Yes,, you're right about that.. You did mention it it in your post before my reply. .. Sorry... I missed it. It's your motherboard.




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