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By deerek11 ·
Hello I have a user with a E-machine W4682 that installed some ram then when they booted the machine it came up and shut right back off, so they unistalled the memory and turn it back on and now we are getting one beep that keeps repeating it self ever time you turn it back on I have replace the memory with another stick to ensure the chip that was already inside wasn't causing the problem and same noise. Does it look like a bad board??

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by glyall In reply to Beep Error Code

check out this site
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
you can also do a search on Google for Beep Codes

good luck

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by paul.n In reply to Beep Error Code

You didn't what kind of memory

Check your connections, something may have loosened during the seating of the memory.

Did the the new mem card that you added to check the chip work?

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by willcomp In reply to Beep Error Code

From your description, assume that you are getting a continuous single beep e.g. beep - beep - beep - and so on closely spaced together.

Someone above referred you to computerhope.com to research beep codes. Good reference, but you problem will not be pinpointed by beep codes. A single repeating beep usually means something is very wrong but it is not defined.

First suspect is memory which you have already replaced.

Now remove all add-in cards not required for bootup. Remove and reseat video card (if not integrated) and memory. Disconnect power and signal cables from drives. Try to boot with minimum configuration.

If system boots, replace components until problem is identified.

If still no boot, at least you've narrowed possibilities. Provide results in a comment.

Dalton

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by chitosunday In reply to Beep Error Code

The memory you replaced maybe incompatible or too high for the computer to comprehend. Either use a lower memory rating or upgrade your bios setting.

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by Addison In reply to Beep Error Code

TO resolve this problem I recommend:
First of all go into the bios, and set defaults, if the beep is still there:
remove all add-in cards (including memory, and clean their contacts with a pencil eraser)
remove the cmos battery (if possible clear NVRAM)
leave the system of for 2 minutes.
Turn the system on (leave in for ten seconds, then turn it off).
insert the cmos battery, and turn the system on (you should hear a barrage of beeps, indicating that there is no memory inserted).
Now, insert memchip - one at a time (you should have 3 beeps indicating that there is no vidcard, providing that it is not integrated).
Now after you insert the vidcard, you should no longer hear that single beep.
It should be safe to insert the other cards.

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by ray.chan In reply to Beep Error Code

Make sure the CPU fan is working, I tired that before.....

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