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pc won't start

adam3822

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#1
hi was just wondering if you could help every time i try to turn on my pc it will start up then just bleep for a few secs then not start and will just repeat this cycle
 

adam3822

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#3
it will start after about 2 secs and lasts for about 8 secs and just keeps repeating

Hope that helps
 

adam3822

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#6
do you think it could be somthing like dirt or something may have got into the pc
 
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Wolfeymole

#9
Did you click that link I provided Adam to look at the picture?

When your pc started up did your post screen look similar to that with the Award writing at the top?
 

adam3822

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#12
sorry mate no i did not take that much notice
 
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Wolfeymole

#13
You don't give me much to go on mate, how old is the pc and have you ever been inside it at all?
I'm thinking that it could be a number of things, from failed memory to a failed graphics card.
 

adam3822

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#14
ok sorry will investigate more and will get back in touch 2moz hopefully i will be able 2 get more info 4 you
 
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Wolfeymole

#15
Ok thanks mate.

Unplug it and touch the case to earth it and take the side off and make sure the memory is well and truly seated ok.
 

adam3822

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#16
Hi have tried all of the above and it is all as should be but still not firing up. having looked into a few bits the pc is about 4/5 years old. and with regards to the bios does phoenix mean anything to u????
 

adam3822

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#18
hi thanks for that, but there appears to be no matching code i have a single 7 sec long beep followed by a 4 sec pause and this pattern repeats in the same sequence every time (sorry)
 
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Wolfeymole

#19
I would disconnect it from the power, remove the side and give it a thorough cleaning inside.
Use a can of compressed air to remove the dust build up.
 

adam3822

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#20
ok cheers will give it a go (im sure i will pester you l8er to let you know how i got on)