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November 12, 2012 11:29:12 AM

So I tried to turn on my computer this morning and it won't start. Just gives me 1 short beep 1 long beep. No monitor display or anything.

The computer is the HP p6654y.

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Motherboard
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N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix)
Processor
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AMD Athlon II X4 630
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Processor upgrade information
Memory
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4 GB
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Memory upgrade information
Video graphics
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Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon 4200
Sound/Audio
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Integrated ALC888S-VD audio
Networking
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LAN: 10-Base-T
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802.11 Wireless b/g/n PCI-E Mini card
Hard drive
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750 GB
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SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive
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15-in-1 multimedia card reader
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Mid-size ATX
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250W
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I've actually had this problem before. I could get my computer to start by allowing it to run for a long time while beeping and then restarting it. I tried resetting the ram and using canned air to clean everything but nothing would work. Eventually I reformatted my computer and the problem went away, until now.


At this point I can't even get it to start. Any ideas?

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November 12, 2012 11:45:28 AM

Just have a check to make sure all of the cards are in there slots properly.you next step should be to take all of the sticks of memory out of the system any try them one at a time in the system.If that checks out then I would looking at the PSU.

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November 12, 2012 1:13:18 PM

Beeps can point to various problems ranging from incompatibility to circuit failure. Please note the type of beep.
1. Steady, short beeps - Power supply may be bad
2. Long continuous beep tone - Memory failure
3. Steady, long beeps - Power supply bad
4. One long, two short beeps - Video card failure
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November 13, 2012 4:41:06 AM

samuelsandesh said:
Beeps can point to various problems ranging from incompatibility to circuit failure. Please note the type of beep.
1. Steady, short beeps - Power supply may be bad
2. Long continuous beep tone - Memory failure
3. Steady, long beeps - Power supply bad
4. One long, two short beeps - Video card failure


It's one short, one long beep.

Google tells me this is a memory problem. I've tried switching out the ram sticks one at a time and it didn't help. If I leave it on long enough and then restart it, it seems to work sometimes.
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November 15, 2012 6:14:05 PM

Maybe switching IN the RAM sticks one at a time might help. Got to say I did my first ever build recently and got a RAM error during POST. Turned out that the RAM had to be *really* pushed hard into the slots, so make sure they are pushed well in as you test each stick.
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December 4, 2012 7:55:48 PM

frist check your ram slots for damage , then after starting your pc check if fet transistors near the slot is hut , you can serach google for fet pic to know what is fet, and need to check chipset if it hut too , after working for 5 or 10 min , if its so , you need to change your mb fet,s or repair your mb chip-set ( some time it can be fix by Heat ) but make sure to switch off your pc before heating your chip-set and power on after chip-set is cold enough . you can get a video toturial to how fix chip-set with heat from u tube. i fix some board in this way. you can also get toturial to how can check fet,s on u tube too.
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December 11, 2012 7:25:42 PM

That would tell me it has a problem detecting the memory, the board may require a bios update, to correct the issue. The other cause may be incorrect setting of the speed settings in the bios, or the timing of the memory is wrong, or the bios simply has not detected the right voltage to power the memory sticks in the dim slots for the memory on the motherboard.
Take a stick out and check all of these settings located on a sticker of the memory.

If you can get into the bios check all the settings are right. If the memory voltage is slightly out when auto detected by the bios manualy set the voltage for them to the correct value. Make sure both stick are of the same speed and a matching pair, if not you will have to manualy lower the memory timings to the lowest speed,and the frequency in Mhz . And set the timing values of that stick in the memory timings setting section of the memory.
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