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one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 8120n

My tower is not booting up when I turn it on.  My son took the side off and was going to put more memory in it for me, but in the end he didn't.  He put the old memory back in and put the side casing back on.  Today, when I turn it on, it has 1 short beep and 1 long beep.  It just won't boot up.  Can anyone tell me what I need to do to get it back up and running?

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Re: one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 8120n

RBurke, welcome to the forum.

 

The BIOS Beep Code that you are hearing is caused by a memory problem.  Here is a guide that will help solve the problem:

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107

 

You should read the entire page.  The beep codes common to HP computers are toward the bottom of the page.

 

Please click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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Re: one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 8120n

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RBurke, welcome to the forum.

 

The BIOS Beep Code that you are hearing is caused by a memory problem.  Here is a guide that will help solve the problem:

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107

 

You should read the entire page.  The beep codes common to HP computers are toward the bottom of the page.

 

Please click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved.

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Kudos! Thanks for your help, It's back up and running.
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Re: one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 8120n

I have the same beep code issue. The solution page is non-existent now. Any solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 8120n

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it seems the link is valid again now.  it is a memory problem. I had two brands of memory that must have been incompatible. worked after I took the mismatched/bad ones out.

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Re: one short beep and one 1 beep on hp pavilion media center 8120n

I've got the same problem but I have replaced the memory and it still does it does anyone have a solution
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