How to fix a computer when there is beep sound?

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How to fix a computer when there is a beep sound?

When I turned on my computer yesterday I suddenly heard a beep sound. I press the power button to turned it off again. After 5 minutes I tried to turned on again and I heard the beep sound again. I turned it off for the second time but before I open it again I checked the hardware inside the CPU and I think its all okay.

So turned on the computer again but while the computer was on its start up mode I touched Hard disk, RAM and even the Video Card. I noticed that its very hot. So I immediately turned it off again to fix it. First, I removed the RAM, video card and Hard disk and then wiped the dust that's sticks to it. Then I put it back and turned the computer.

But unfortunately there's the beep sound again.

How will I fix the problem of my computer?

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Answered By 10 points N/A #107922

How to fix a computer when there is beep sound?


Normally, when powering on your computer you can hear a single beep sound, it’s just telling you that the booting process is started. But when you hear some random beeps on your computer then there might be a problem with your Computer.

The first step that you can do is to know if you had a recently installed hardware in your computer.

  • If yes, remove all the recently installed hardware/s. It might be causing problems in your system
  • Reinstall the previous hardware if necessary and see if it fixes the problem.
  • Remove any USB, floppy disk or any removable media from your computer and see if it solves the problem.

Another reason of beeping a sound on your computer is misalignment of peripherals. This usually happens if someone accidentally bumped the computer case or improper installation of computer hardware. If this is the case then reinstall the hardware carefully and try booting your computer again.

If still continue, try to put the memory on different slot. If you have more than one memory, swap them with each other’s slot. Or try only 1 memory on each slot. If this fixes the problem then you have a bad RAM, this is the common cause of beep codes.

Keyboard problem might also be the cause of these beeping sounds.

  • Checked the Keyboard if it has a stuck key or if it is not working properly.
  • Power off the computer and disconnect the keyboard’s wire from the back of the computer.
  • Power on the computer and see if the beeping sound disappears. If you hear nothing then the keyboard is malfunctioning. Fixed stuck key of the keyboard or have it replaced with a new one.

Endless beeping sound of a computer might also because of overheating CPU.

  • Check if all fans are working perfectly especially the CPU fan.
  • If all fans are working then check if the thermal compound between the CPU and the fan is enough to transfer the heat from the processor to the fan.
  • If only small amount of thermal compound that is left, then re apply it, you can buy it from the computer shop.

A beep that is long and followed by 2 short beeps indicated Graphics card error.

  • Power off the computer and remove the video card.
  • Start your computer see if the beeping sound is gone. If don’t hear any sound then you have a problem with your video card. You the built-in video card of the computer as your temporary video card.
  • To make sure you have a bad video card, try installing it to another pc.

After performing all the above solutions and yet doesn’t solve the problem, then have someone to check on your motherboard. Bad Motherboard can be the cause of beeping sound.

Here are some beep codes that might give you idea what’s happening on your computer.

  • 1 beep. The computer is on POST (power-on-self-test) it checks the necessary requirements for your PC before continuing the boot process.
  • 1 long beep and 1 short beep, tells you problem with your Motherboard.
  • 1 long beep and 2 short beeps, you have a issue on Video card.
  • 3 long beeps tell you a Keyboard problem.
  • Continues long beeps, Memory Error.
  • Repeating High and Low beeps, CPU problem.
Answered By 0 points N/A #107923

How to fix a computer when there is beep sound?


Hi, if you hear a long beep after power on, this could be ram memory, video card or the CPU.

  1. Try to clean the metal contacts of ram sticks with a rubber and check if you have resolved the problem.
  2. If you have free slots for memory, you can try to change the slot.
  3. You must also check the CPU heat sink; it must be fully fitted to CPU with the fan working.
  4. Another useful thing you can do is to recognize your BIOS type and search for the so called “BIOS beep codes”,
  5. On this site, for example, you will find the meaning of the "beep signals”:

Good Luck.

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