01-17-2019 07:04 PM
Recently, I got myself a new set of RAM sticks that I wanted to install. After switching out the original pair of RAM I turned on my PC only for it to start beeping 3 long beeps followed by 2 short beeps. My computer is properly connected to the monitor, but nothing appears. After opening it, I realized that one of the RAM sticks wasn't inserted and locked properly. I fixed the problem and tried to start it up agian only to have the same result. I even tried getting completely newer RAM sticks to replace the ones I just bought just in case I somehow messed up the previous ones, but I still get the same thing happen. It continuously beeps in this pattern for a few cycles until its just the LED power light flashing in a similar pattern. From what I can understand, the beeping might allude to the problem being with the RAM placement, but I've made sure that I placed the ram correctly. It's driving me nuts, man. Any help?
01-18-2019 02:04 AM
You get a LONG (MAJOR) signal category, RED LED &
then a SHORT (MINOR) signal category, WHITE LED.
Major – the category of the error; Minor – specific error in that category
The AUDIBLE repeats 5 times, and the VISUAL until power is removed.
The embedded controller has timed out waiting for BIOS to return from memory initialization.
Indicates potential memory failure.
1 Reseat memory.
2 Correct memory configuration.
3 Test with known good memory.
4 Replace affected component.
A Nod Is As Good As a Wink...
01-19-2019 05:50 AM
First:- Turn off the computer, press and hold the PWR button for 4 seconds.
Then - Leave only keyboard and mouse connected, disconnect all externally connected
devices such as Docking Station, USB storage devices, displays, and printers.
Unplug the AC adapter from the computer.
Next - Press and Hold the Power button for 15 seconds to Hard Reset.
Rinse and Repeat
AND/OR - Power on your PC, press Esc (repeatedly), then F2 at the prompt.
Choose System Tests (Fast Test does a 4 minute hardware check).
AND/OR - Windows Logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B
(This key sequence actually restarts you graphics drive(W10 only).)
AND/OR - If you’re using multiple displays, try projecting video to a different monitor.
Press the Windows Logo key + P, select a display, and then press Enter.
Turn off the computer, and then connect the power cord.
Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time, and then press and hold the power button for 2 to 3 seconds.
Release the Power button but continue pressing the Windows and B keys. You might hear a series of beeps.
The HP BIOS Update screen displays and the recovery begins automatically. Follow any on-screen prompts to continue the startup to complete the recovery.
HP BIOS Update recovery in progress
If the HP BIOS Update screen does not display, repeat the previous steps but press the Windows key and the V key. If the screen still does not display, your computer might not support the feature or there is a hard drive issue. Continue to the next step to install a BIOS recovery file from the HP website.
If the Power light turns off, the Power button was held too long. Repeat the previous steps, making sure to hold the button for only 2 to 3 seconds.
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