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Pc won't turn on, gives 3 Beeps.

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Pc won't turn on, gives 3 Beeps.

    I was trying to install Windows through a usb on a PC. It had an installation of Windows 8 already and worked flawlessly. I had then tried accessing the BIOS and I turned off Legacy boot. Ever since then, the PC shows no display. It would first give a few beeping sounds (I don't know the exact number), and outputs such as the mouse, keyboard etc had lit up. Now, however, it gives 3 BEEPS and the keyboard and mouse do not work. In both occasions, there would be no display available. Specs are as follows: Intel i5 2300, 8gb of Ram, Intel DH61WW, 550W PSU
    What I've tried: Making sure nothing is loose (ie wires), clearing any dust, disconnecting everything but the power.
    Any ideas? From what I've researched, 3 Beeps indicates a ram or motherboard issue. The CPU, GPU, PSU and hard drives seem to be running, however. The light on the motherboard also turns on.
    Forgive me if I have failed to give adequate details. I sincerely hope that the problem is unrelated to any hardware damage. Thank you.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 25
    WIN8.1/Server 2012 R2/Win 7 Ultimate

    Reset the BIOS. Your MB manual will tell you how. Sounds like you changed something you should not have when you made the change.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    3 short beeps = vga issue, continuous long beeps = Ram issue
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Pc won't turn on, gives 3 Beeps.
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