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Computer Will Not Boot. Please Help!

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I Have a "Hp Pavilion 510n" that refuses to boot. When I turn it on, the screen does not surface, and it beeps. I've counted over 20 beeps intervals maybe every 10 seconds or less. I've tried with and without the monitor and it just constantly beeps and does nothing more.

Is this a hardware problem? Is this a internal or external hardware problem? The computer itself is somewhat old but always has functioned correctly in the past.

Is there more information required in order for a more accurate diagnosis? If so, what? I am in dire need of help and information.

Appreciate any feedback in advance. Thank you.
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That beep sounds like the system can't find any usable memory. either the ram (memory) is bad or you can try and reseat it, it could have come lose.

Caution before touching anything inside the case ground yourself by touching the case to discharge static electricity that is harmfull to computer parts.

With the computer off and unpluged Open the case side, find the ram at the ends of each stick will be 2 white clips push down on these to releasr the ram. Then with the white clips in the open position line up the ram and push down untill the clips go back into the locked position. try and boot.

If no go then repeat the procedure only install the ram in the slot (same color) next to it.

If this all fails then I would try new ram


Edited by Doby, 28 April 2005 - 08:55 PM.

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I sounds like a memory problem to me. Make sure things like your ram, graphics card, or sound card are seeded correctly. It's possible something got bumped and knocked out...Did you take apart the case recently? Just need to know

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