Solved tower stays on, monitor turns off

July 7, 2015 at 00:32:25
Specs: Windows xp
when I turn on the computer it beeps then turns the monitor off, so I cant do anything at all, the tower stays on

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July 7, 2015 at 08:39:16
Are you asking about a desktop or laptop? We need the model/model number & the exact beep code sequence - long/short & pauses. As Dashing_star pointed out, beeps are usually related to RAM or graphics problems.

The following is for Dell desktops. Scroll down to the chart for BIOS beep codes:

http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...



#1
July 7, 2015 at 01:29:16
How many beeps you got?
Make and model of your pc or motherboard?
May be RAM or graphic issues without knowing above details can't provide proper solution

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July 7, 2015 at 02:07:14
3 or 4 beeps its a dell not sure of ram, if that helps

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July 7, 2015 at 03:36:03
The beeps have meaning. you need to take note of the beep sequence. How many beeps Short/long. The user manual for your dell system should have information on the BIOS beep code.

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#4
July 7, 2015 at 04:16:05
Yes according to Richard it is different that long or short beeps and model of your laptop example-->Dell Inspiron N5110 like that..
Any how try to Reseat your RAM in your laptop and reseat it again if it is four beeps ..

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July 7, 2015 at 08:39:16
✔ Best Answer
Are you asking about a desktop or laptop? We need the model/model number & the exact beep code sequence - long/short & pauses. As Dashing_star pointed out, beeps are usually related to RAM or graphics problems.

The following is for Dell desktops. Scroll down to the chart for BIOS beep codes:

http://en.community.dell.com/suppor...


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July 7, 2015 at 18:22:52
The computer is probably not 'on'. You're just hearing fans and drives spinning up and probably seeing LEDs flashing. The monitor is turning off on its own because it's not getting a signal.

As already mentioned, deciphering the beep codes for your model would be the place to start.


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