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    My computer will not work

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    by titan054 ·

    When I turn it on, the green power light turns on and so do the fans but the monitor is still blank (the monitor works fine on other computers) and then after a few seconds the computer makes a beeping noise and thats all it does. What is wrong with my computer?

    Thank you for the help.

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    • #3357704

      My computer will not work

      by thechas ·

      In reply to My computer will not work

      The beep is a “POST” error.
      Power On Self Test

      1 or more pieces of hardware fail the initial test that the BIOS performs before starting up the PC.

      Please describe the beep noise.
      Continuous beep,
      sequence of beeps repeating
      solid tone
      warbling “alarm” tone

      Also include details of what your PC is.
      Make model, motherboard etc.

      That way, we can help you find the POST code meanings for your system.

      I suspect that the system is not detecting your video card.
      Most likely, the card has slipped out of it’s socket in the motherboard just enough to loose contact.

      It could also be bad or loose RAM modules.

      The first step, is to open the case, and re-seat all plug-in cards and RAM modules.

      If the noise is closer to an alarm tone, the motherboard monitor circuit is either not seeing the CPU fan, the CPU fan is spinning too slow, or the voltage for one of the power supplies is out of specification.

      Chas

    • #3357636

      My computer will not work

      by csmith ·

      In reply to My computer will not work

      Lots of continuous beeping?
      Make sure the video card is properly seated.
      Regards, Chris

    • #3357542

      My computer will not work

      by titan054 ·

      In reply to My computer will not work

      The beeps are like 5 quick short beeps right after each other.

      The computer is a Emachine 550, 550 MHz, Pent. 3 and I not sure about the rest.

    • #3357117

      My computer will not work

      by johngreer ·

      In reply to My computer will not work

      Silly question, but are you sure the monitor is plugged into the correct place?

    • #3360463

      My computer will not work

      by edsdave ·

      In reply to My computer will not work

      The 5 beeps indicate a motherboard or processor malfunction. Attach is a link on how to determine.
      http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/cpu_Failure.htm

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