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

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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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old_geekster
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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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RBurke
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Kudos! Thanks for your help, It's back up and running.
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I have the same beep code issue. The solution page is non-existent now. Any solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
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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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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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I have replaced the memory modules on my PC and it still does not boot up, and keeps making the Short and Long Beeping sound. I can see the fans spining, I can hear the hard drive click a few times but nothing happens on the screen.

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@ElMatador1177, welcome back to the forum.

 

Is your model the same as the original thread?  If not, please furnish the model of your computer.

 

In the future, you should start you own thread.  This thread was originally created in 2013.  You will get far more responses in a new thread.






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Hello @old_geekster thanks for the feedback. I did start a new thread.
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