Computer beeps when I turn my computer on [Solved/Closed]

Ask a question whiz55 - Last answered on Dec 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM by Bulok ka

after I turn the computer on the monitor stays blank the fans stay on and the computer just beeps. Help?
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can I ask if how many beeps?

if 1 beep its - video card
if 2 to 3 beeps - RAM
if it beeps continuously - it the processor

1. (VIDEO CARD)- remove the video card clean it up... you can use eraser...make sure to remove the dust/lint .....

2. (RAM)- If the problem is the ram ... its the same.. remove the ram clean it..the same as you clean the video card...but if you put back the ram to the slot...make it sure to lock it up and tighten up..just monitor it that its not loosen...

3. (PROCESSOR) - remove the processor ... clean the white one I mean the paste
(thermal paste) then if you don't have that paste try to ask the hardware im sure they have one and grab it... don't leave the processor if it is not attach in the slot make sure to have that paste first it has time limit in exposing the processor it may cause a problem if the processor wont put back int the slot.. <the main solution is change the thermal paste then lock it up tightly.. the most important thing is just...lock it up so tight..>

that all...

this is only my suggestions ....

i hope it helps....

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codename: anak ni cocoy..

if theres any comment well.... ill take it as a pleasure...thanks
jay- Nov 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM
What if I have six beeps
paula- Nov 12, 2012 at 07:16 PM
thank u for a simple solution. you saved the day
adam- Nov 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM
i have six beeps too. any suggestions?
devinmat- Nov 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Thanks for the info so far but mine holds a solid beeeeppp at startup, is that the same a one beep?
Bulok ka- Dec 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM
six beep = continuous beep....
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Yeah, I have seen the exact the same thing. I took out every removable card from my computer and blew the dust off and re-installed it. When I started up the computer, the problem had dissapeared. It was a dust particle somewhere in the connection of one of my cards or a card that had somehow came loose. Either way it works fine now. Dust around the processor can cause overheating also. This will cause beeping. Make sure the processor and memory is seated correctly. The tabs on the sides of the memory should lock. If not then it needs to be taken out and reseated.
Eric in Raleigh- Apr 6, 2010 at 09:26 PM
Thank you for this recommendation - my Dell desktop gave me the "blue screen of death", and would not re-start, only my ominous beeping sounds before shutting down despite letting it sit overnight. After merely taking of the cover (unplugging first), repeatedy blowing off dust and "fiddling" with the connections (and pluggin it back in)...and good as new.
anonymous- Apr 13, 2010 at 03:54 AM
thx dusty, I blew the dust off and it's working again :)
geobidden- Apr 18, 2010 at 03:20 AM
yello am geobidden but thanks for your solutions.i just removed one RAM stick and testes each at ago using the bootstrap approach and now my machine is working very well greet Email Id removed for security
dusty- May 21, 2010 at 10:50 AM
I tried this solution and booted it and it still beeped
Cardemen- Jun 6, 2010 at 01:42 AM
mine is a long beep then it says "going to sleep"!
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my computer beeps continuously ,fan running , no picture in the monitor
moins plus
Its been a while since the original post but this reply is for those who may not have succeeded trying other suggestions listed here.

OS: XP with SP3 (fresh install)

Condition: CPU beeps in a certain order; monitor stays blank; only fan running.

Unplug computer and detach all external cables.
Detach all removable parts from the motherboard including and specially RAM.
Clean out as much dust/dirt/lint as possible with a hose attached to a vaccuum cleaner.
Next, blow with a hair dryer maintaining a distance of at least 1-2 feet.
Connect all devices as before.
Make sure you put the RAM in properly.

If the above doesn't help, note the order of beeps and compare it to the 'beep chart' at
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Ok, I was having the same problem the first guy was having, but unfortunatly, doing all the reccommended things didnt fix it. Im going to reinstal windows and hope that fixes it. Before it pulled this little stunt, it wouldnt turn off, what could the problem be there?
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I have just had the same problem.

My wife complained "It just keeps bleeping constantly"

Unlike all the other proposed solutions, I started by pulling plugs out of the whining thing. As soon as I pulled the keyboard plug out, it stopped.

Then I discovered that the keyboard had seriously wet itself underneath with a substantial amount of coffee. It was nice and clean and dry on top.

This proves that computers, babies and the fair sex have something in common.

regards, mike
azhar- Oct 31, 2009 at 10:36 AM
yeah I have the same problem but in my hp laptop, when I open it for the first time it beeps for three times repeatedly but then it stops and the screen never opens (it is totally dim), but then you can hear the log on to windows so please tell me what it might be?
Ank ni cocoy- Jun 17, 2010 at 07:27 AM
open your laptop and try to remove the memory and clean it, you can use eraser..then put it back ....make it sure that you lock it up so tightly then....we will see the result....

its just only my suggestion...i hope it helps... ^^

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if your computer beeps when you start your computer it means your computer has been over heated during the last session or the internal battery of the computer just beside the processor needs to be changed. the battery acts as a switch, without it you cannot start your pc.if the computer has been overheated then open your CPU AND DUST IT WELL. AND IF IT DOESN'T WORK THEN TRY TO CHANGE THE BATTERY OF YOUR COMPUTER.

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not booting my system,5beep sound only to salve this problem.pls help me.thankyou
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this happens because of the RAM. You bust refix the RAM.
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xxx- Jun 25, 2010 at 08:38 PM
He is right
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their not long their just short beeps and I won't stop
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My computer comes on after a 1 min it turn off. it says somthing about atomatic turn off efore I can click on it, it turn off? what shall I do?
ashish- Dec 28, 2008 at 06:02 AM
dear sometimes this roblems come after currupting your operating system through virus etc. so as I think if u reinstall your operating system(windows XP) then it can be solved.....
erick- Jan 4, 2009 at 01:10 PM
i opened my processor its AMD and I put it back together excactly how it was and now the fans and everything turn on fine but nothing shows on the screen!!!
Sandeep 89Posts Friday October 10, 2008Registration date July 5, 2012 Last seen - Jan 13, 2009 at 06:47 AM
if nothing is working then just check if your display cable is proper or not.[connect with monitor & CPU...u know ofcourse]
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Thank you so very much!!!! I have been working on my sister's computer all night and couldn't figure it out.
I appreciate the comment about the ram. That was the problem.
Thank you to all of you for posting your solutions here.
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Ok, I just had this problem occur with my parents computer
(Short beeps, Black screen)
All I did was clean up the PC of dust, Re-seat CPU/HSF, Ram, PCI cards, GPU, and I reapplied Thermal Compound just for good measure. This worked perfectly. and the computer now runs as it should.
Follow these simple steps, and it should run, If not... Obviously you have another problem.
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Hi I get beeping and red light fan goes but no signal to monitor
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just had the same problem, computer justs bleeps 3 times every few seconds and wont switch on, fan runs, but the screen is blank. very sceptical about the dust problem but I thought id give it go before going to pc world.
pulled pc out from under desk and all the air vents were full of dust and fluff, used hoover to clean it, took the side of and gently hooverd inside where it was dusty, put it back togetther, plug it all back in and it worked.
Amazing! thanks everyone on here.
tina- May 23, 2010 at 04:47 PM
thanks everyone!!! just tried to turn my pc on and would only give me a blank screen and a continuous beep... looked inside and found alot of dusk cleaned it out now it works thanks again!!!! :)
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i recentaly had the same problem after cleaning my pc.
after messing around I rememberd that I removed a wireless network adapter out of the pci slot because I wasent useing it, and I put it back in and the computer booted up perfectly.

so if you have removed anything I recommend putting it back...
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If you can hear long beep,it shows that the RAM is problem,plz check ram anm ram sloat
neha- Jun 30, 2010 at 09:55 AM
yes it must be indeed a ram problem. I had the same prob;em but now my computer works fine!
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I just encountered the same thing. i.e. blank screen and long beebs. I did what dusty said and the computer rebooted fine :-)...
f1ipster- Oct 28, 2008 at 08:48 AM
unplug your power supply connections and reconnect. I have had bad connections cause this problem.
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be glad you have a beep. I overheated my computer and the next morning it acts like everything is just fine with one exception : the monitor will not start. (yes ive changed everything from power sypply to monitor- including cpu)-lol
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OMG your all my hero!!!! for months I have been having this problem on and off, I thought it was a short in the wiring that is guess where? right next to my memory sticks. Took them out and found some dust. Now no noise. Thank you and my back and knees thank you also
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