2 short 1 long beeps

February 3, 2010 at 21:04:33
Specs: Windows Vista, 2048mb ram
My comp stopped turning on today, when i push the power button i get 2 short beeps and 1 long beep... i saw another issue like this that you posted on, i followed your steps but cant figure out the issue?
I only have 1 place to plug in my monitor, the mother board is a PSLP-LE...... can you please help me???

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February 3, 2010 at 21:29:55
Ram issues, try to remove ram and start the system, now do u hear the same beeps?

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February 3, 2010 at 21:49:02
I removed the RAM and started the system, now I have single long beeps....?

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February 3, 2010 at 22:33:21
Your have award bios and only i can find is 1long and 2short which indicates video adapter error. Do u have any graphic card installed?

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February 4, 2010 at 00:03:07
That board is standard in HP/Compaq systems. Are you certain you have correctly described the beep code?


1 long & 2 short is video error
1 short & 2 long is ram error

If the onboard graphics has failed you can install a 16x PCIe card since there is a slot available but I'm not sure that the board will get as far as using a plug-in graphics card if it won't POST past the onboard adaptor.

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February 4, 2010 at 05:22:10
Kevin Bacon? I loved Tremors!

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February 4, 2010 at 08:42:46
I am sure it is 2 short 1 long beep, i pulled out the ram and i get single long beeps.
I pulled out my video card and cleaned the connections, that is were my monitor is hooked up and there is no other option.
So do i need a new video card then? Why did it die if so?

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February 4, 2010 at 09:59:03
You need to be more specifc about your hardware. Your board may be a PSLP-LE, but it's from an HP system, correct?


You haven't told us which CPU, which RAM, which video card, etc or what you were doing when this problem occurred. Have you made any hardware changes that may have brought this on? Did you move the case & possibly knock something loose in the process?

"I am sure it is 2 short 1 long beep"

Then it's a RAM problem, not a video card problem. Even so, your motherboard has integrated graphics so if you were to remove the video card completely, you could still connect the monitor to the video-out port on the board. Scroll down to the picture of the ports in the link I supplied above...try connecting the monitor to port #11.

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