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Well, sonicdeth, a good place to start is mainly what you've tried already, however, you should take it one step further.
My first suggestion is simple, unplug the computer, hold down the power button for 20 seconds, plug it back in, and try starting it up. That's an anti-static measure called draining the flea power, you should do this every time you are about to open your computer case.
Next, if the computer still has the beeping occurring, I would try removing all unnecessary components, that is to say, any device connected via usb, except the keyboard and mouse, and leave the monitor plugged in.
If still nothing happens, you are going to turn off the computer, and drain the flea power again, remove any unnecessary peripherals, that is to say, a video card, sound card, any extra hard drives, all your RAM, any front panel usbs and so on. Now place only one stick of RAM back in the computer, and try to boot again.
If the same thing happens, repeat the last step, but use a different stick of RAM. Continue repeating till you have tried all your RAM Modules.
Let me know the results after these steps
Edited by Log2, 11 February 2011 - 01:53 AM.
Ok, doesn't sound like it's a problem with the Ram if it occurs with each module, however, if it's a laptop, some of them require you to have two identical modules installed for it to run.
1. What company manufactures the computer and what is the model?
2. If it's a home built computer, what is you motherboard?
When I have that information I'll be able to do a bit more in depth research for you
EDIT: I didn't notice the second page, but it seems like a motherboard issue, faulty ram sockets.
Well you could try that, but I wouldn't think it would be a video issue, plus if you have integrated graphics (not sure if you do, but the specs says it comes with integrated) then you would have to replace the mobo anyway. But the reason I wasn't contemplating that is because usually with an unknown beep code, it's usually RAM, not always, but most of the time.
The things I am thinking right now would be Motherboard, or Power supply unit. These two are usually replaced together with an issue like this, just because the old PSU wont destroy the new mobo, if that's what it was, so rather than replacing two mobo's and a psu, they just replace both.
Anyway, a PCI graphics card aren't really that cheap anymore, just because they're fairly uncommon now, and if someone is buying one, it's because they need it, as opposed to want it, and people will pay almost anything if they need it.
Edited by Log2, 12 February 2011 - 01:17 PM.
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