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Poejoe623

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I am fairly new at this so I appologize in advance! I had a computer in storage, it's a fairly new computer. Only about 3-4 yrs old. (I guess it's old considering the advances in technology!) It's an emachine with pent. processor, 512mb ram, yada yada... Ok, I hooked it all up last night and it came on with a series of beeps. My husband turned it off and turned it back on again. It beeped again so he turned it off the move it. (the fan wasn't working when he turned it on). Now it won't even turn on at all. I've changed plugs, air dusted it inside and out and it still will not turn on. When I used to use it everyday, I had to set up another fan outside the computer because it would overheat and shut off. I'm guessing the fan is broke and I need another one, but I wanted maybe other options so I will have an idea of what I'm dealing with. I would appreciate any imput!
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Facedown98

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Hi. When the computer won't turn on, that's usually caused by either a dead power supply or motherboard. Was this storage unit climate controlled?
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if the cpu fan was the one thats not working then the cpu can overheat in seonds and it wont boot...if its the power supply fan thats not working then the PSU is probably dead or dying...
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No, unfortunatly it wasn't climate controlled. I was able to get the series of beeps when it comes on. It's the short 1-3-3-1 beeps. Not sure what that means though! Thanks for your help!

Edited by Poejoe623, 23 November 2006 - 10:32 PM.

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ultimateslacker2

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Hello poejoe623,

Check this link
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

It has a whole different list of beep codes for your motherboard, and I believe your beeps are on there. Check it out

Best of luck!
Yield22
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