Computer tech cant fix 3 x beeps

August 18, 2011 at 22:37:17
Specs: Windows 7
I took my computer into a technician as it was beeping 3 times & having read all the threads about reseating I did this & it worked for a couple of months. Then it starting beeping and turning itself off & so I took it to a technicial who simply said 'its the motherboard and it cant be fixed'. Which seems a bit extreme compared to the threads I have been reading. Can someone please offer me another opinion as there is alot of information on the computer that I want and it is only 3 years old.

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August 18, 2011 at 23:37:40
1st off the beeps are particular to the make and model?
if you reseated everything and it works for a while, then there is a good chance that it could be the mobo, however i would remove all the ram and try each stick in each slot, rebooting each time, check the stick fro damaged/black connections clean the connections with a little alcohol on a soft cloth.. this will verify wether its a ram stick or a slot giving the issue as 3 beeps could be ram problems.
you could easily change the mobo for a cheap one and get more life from the computer 3yr old you could probably pick up a new mobo for 40$, you need to be prepared to spend time and have patience to find the issue and fix it in the best possible way.
knowing the make and model will help to know the probable cause.
also remove and clean the connection points of the video card, if you have a second video card slot, try that.
tap del at boot and see if you can get into the bios, if so set it to default and reboot.
check all cables and connections, clean out all dust, remove any uneeded pci extra cards, have your machine as barebones as possible and start from there, mem sticks, video card, bios, cleaning, checking connections, be prepared that you may need to buy a new mobo or machine.
eitherway this will make no difference to the data which is stored on the hard drive, you could simply attach the drive another machine and recover the data, or buy a new machine/mobo and add the drive, so the data is available, you could take the drive out and out it in an external case, and get the worries on that count, your data is safe.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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August 19, 2011 at 05:37:10
The above post assumes you have a desktop type computer. Since you didn't post a model we can only assume.

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August 19, 2011 at 06:15:08
This may also help:
to decipher the beep code

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

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