I opened up my case to vacuum out dust now PC beeps on boot

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March 9, 2012 at 11:54:53
Specs: Windows 7, Pent4 dual quad Q950@2.83GHz 4 gigs
On bootup I get a long beep. I don't see where I may have bumped a connection. What does a long high pitched beep indicate? TIA

srloren


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#1
March 9, 2012 at 12:07:46
You should NEVER use a vacuum on electronic components! You may have shorted something out due to static electric discharge, or you may have simply knocked something loose. Is the beep a single long tone - BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP etc - or a single tone repeating over & over - BEEEP-BEEEP-BEEEP-BEEEP etc? Check the memory.

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#2
March 9, 2012 at 12:50:42
Long single beep Thanks for your help.

srloren


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#3
March 9, 2012 at 14:27:25
http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcode...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#4
March 9, 2012 at 19:29:10
Try removing and reseating memory and all connectors.
Remove memory and see if you get the same beep tone, if you do, replace the memory.
You may be able to test some components in another machine, like adding the hard drive as a second drive on it and see if you have some access to it there.

Next time it is time to clean, get a can of Dust Off or similar and blow the dust out.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 13, 2012 at 09:01:42
It is most likely a ram problem.
Depending on the make of computer the beeps mean different things.
http://www.nullamatix.com/dell-diag...
Those are dell beep codes use them if you have a dell otherwise you can type
[Make of computer] beep codes (make of computer being substituted with your make).

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