2 quick beeps followed by 6 beep

Asus mother board / P4sd-la
August 26, 2009 at 08:02:11
Specs: Windows XP
I get 2 very quick beeps follow my 6 normal beeps.
I have not been able to find what this beep code means. I have disconnected all peripherals and I still get this beep code. Except when I pulled out the ram. I got a different beep code representing a ram error.

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#1
August 26, 2009 at 08:11:51
Check the keyboard connection.

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#2
August 26, 2009 at 08:21:22
I'm using a KVM switch that uses a USB connection for keyboard and mouse. I never had any problem with it. I'll disconnect it and try the old ps2 keyboard/mouse and see it that stops the beeps. I'll do that tonight after work.

I'm also going to replace the Video board. I have a spare AGP video card that I know is good.

Thanks.


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#3
August 26, 2009 at 09:48:28
Is it an HP system?

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

"I'm also going to replace the Video board. I have a spare AGP video card that I know is good"

I doubt it's a video problem. Video errors are *usually* a continuous beeping.


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#4
August 26, 2009 at 10:12:44
It is an HP. I don't have the model number on hand.


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#5
August 27, 2009 at 11:05:52
As it turns out, the motherboard P4SD-LA is bad. This motherboard required that a keyboard be plugged into the ps/2 plug. I never heard of that. Once I plugged in a keyboard, the beeping stopped. However, the keyboard did not worked. I could not get into the setup screen. The keyboard wad dead. I verified that the keyboard worked by plugging it into another computer.

I'm going to replace the motherboard.


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#6
August 27, 2009 at 11:25:51
Did you try a stand alone USB keyboard? If you're gonna replace the motherboard, I hope you can find one for awful cheap.

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#7
August 27, 2009 at 11:36:36
Yes, I did try a stand alone USB keyboard and I got the 2 quick beeps followed by 6 beep.

The motherboard will be costing me around $80 on ebay


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#8
August 27, 2009 at 12:41:05
I was thinking ~$20 on your doorstep; but that decision is yours.

You might try for a complete/incomplete hp/compaq tower (or other brand) that uses the same motherboard. Searching your local Craigslist or freecycle sites might turn up something. A call to local mom and pop pc stores is worth a try too.

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#9
August 27, 2009 at 13:14:56
I never heard of freecyle. I'll check it out.

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