SOS... I need computer HELP desperately ASAP!

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- Nov 13, 2010 at 02:59 AM
Hello,

my computer makes a loud continuous beep when I turn it on and wont go past the first screen. The beep is similar to if you press to many key for to long. I fear that my pictures and music are lost forever :( Music is replaceable but my pics aren't. I hope there is someone out there who is able to help me!! PLEASE!!!!

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Nov 11, 2010 at 09:29 PM
A continous BEEP from the time you turn it on?? here a a few causes:

1.A continous beep from turn on indicates the video memory or system memory is bad.
Be sure the memory boards are fully seated and tight. If you have more than 1 memory card - remove one and try to boot with the other.

2. video card failure. But you say you get the "first screen" so this is unlikley.

3. Replace the keyboard. The beep will appear as soon as the OS starts and the keyboard drivers are loaded. A stuck key or keys will then fill up the keyboard buffer, maybe up to 132 characters and will start a pulsed beep, signifying the buffer overflow.

Your hard drive is probably OK and even if the computer is broken you can pull the hard drive and use an adapter to read the data on another computer.

Good Luck
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Thank you so much I have been afraid to ask about the problem for fear of the answer. I haven't turned it on in quite a while and described the problem from memory. I'll turn it on again and perhaps give a more detailed description. Can I upload video? That would be the most accurate I was having memory issues before it failed so that sounds highly likely. Also there was a power outage I can't remember if the problem happened directly after the outage but it was not long after. Perhaps 1 or 2 days tops. And maybe it was the next time I turned it on As for the keyboard, I turned it on with the keyboard unplugged and the same thing happened. Would that rule out a KB problem? Also I think some of my usb ports stopped working before "the incident"
Thanks again for your help and any other suggestions are greatly appreciated!! : )
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Nov 12, 2010 at 05:18 PM
Greetings,

The power surge, I am sure in the circumstances you have described as no rapport.

Xpcman, a colleague, is a specialist in the kinds of issue you are encountering.

I strongly suggest you follow his advice. If the matter is not resolved, then reply back and he will follow-up.

Good luck
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Thank you I will follow your advice and follow the advice so kindly offered by xpcman :) Thanks guys!! I am grateful that you have taken the time to offer your help. On a totally unrelated topic do you know how I would go about unlocking my Iphone so I can switch to another company?
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Nov 13, 2010 at 02:59 AM
Please refer to the following FAQ regarding your phone's unlocking :

https://ccm.net/faq/1038-why-ccm-doesn-t-help-unlock-mobile-phones-smart-watches-or-sim-cards

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