Memory beeps three times when I start.

Question

I have another computer that is laying around at home, the computer is being set up for my child, so that she can learn her ABC's and 123's. My problem is that the computer gives me three short beeps. I don't know what is wrong with it. It was working fine until I moved it into the next room.

Answer

This question was answered on December 21, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The problem you have sounds like a memory problem You said that you moved your computer from one location to another While you moved it, you might have loosened the memory from its slot a little bit.

What you may want to do is.

Turn off the computer

Open the case to access the memory module.

Memory Looks (long about 6 to 7 inches).

Check the retaining clips on the ends of the memory module make sure they are not loose or broken.

Then try re-seating the memory by pushing down gently.

Now you can cover the computer and turn it on If the beeps continue repeat the above except change the memory to another slot

Memory can go bad so if it still doesn't work you might have to buy some memory or a new motherboard

I hope my answer helps you in your quest to educate your child

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Posted by Eugene of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 21, 2001