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Emorch
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5 beeps when I turn on the computer

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HP Compaq Elite 8300
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I was messing with my ram a bit and when I turned on my pc I heard 5 short beeps.

Not sure what is causing this problem.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

5 beeps, with a corresponding red flashing power LED, means there is some kind of issue with the memory.

 

See the service manual at the link below, chapter 11, page 303 for the 5 beep code troubleshooting steps.

 

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03612798

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There is no red flashing light when I do it it just Beeps 5 times and stops.

 

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Then I don't know what 5 plain beeps are.

 

There is nothing in the service manual regarding any other beep codes.

 

I suggest you go through the memory troubleshooting steps anyway.

 

You have nothing to lose by giving it a try.

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Emorch
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Where is the location of the red flashing light?

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On the front panel...the power light that is normally green will flash red the same amount of times as the beeps.

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I can see it now, Not sure how to fix it do you mind explaining it.

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