Pc Troubleshooting ? Hardware Re-seating Magic

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List of computer dilemma that can be fixed with just re-seating the hardware:

 

1. RAM error. CPU box making RAM error sound like, extended repeating beeps.

Symptoms:

a. CPU box is making RAM error beep sound.

Resolution:

a.Turn off the laptop.

b.Unplug energy cord.

c.Open CPU side panel.

d.Locate RAM.

e.Eliminate RAM.

f.Reinstall RAM.

g.Close CPU box.

h.Start laptop and hopefully error is fixed.

 

two. Video card error (GPU).

Symptoms:

a. CPU box is making video card error beep sound. 1 extended then 2 quick beeps.

b. No video show, monitor shows “no signal” message.

 

Solution:

a.Turn off the computer.

b.Unplug power cord.

c.Open CPU side panel.

d.Find video card.

e.Remove video card. Make certain that all screws and notches are appropriately detached/removed.

f.Reinstall video card. Make confident that all screws and notches are correctly connected.

g.Close CPU box.

h.Start off computer and hopefully error is fixed.

 

3. Major difficult drive missing error.

Symptoms:

a.Personal computer will POST but cease simply because there is no primary difficult drive where operating system is installed.

Remedy:

a.Turn off the personal computer.

b.Unplug energy cord.

c.Open CPU side panel.

d.Find tough drive.

e.Take away IDE/SATA cable.

f.Re-attached IDE/SATA cable.

g.Eliminate its energy provide.

h.Re-attach its power supply.

i.Close CPU box.

j.Begin laptop and hopefully error is fixed.

 

4. CPU error.

Symptoms:

a. CPU box is making continuous hi-lo beeps

b. No show

c. No POST.

 

Problem causes:

a.CPU is overheating.

b.CPU fan is clogged by dust.

c.CPU fan has stopped or defective.

 

Resolution:

a.Turn off the laptop.

b.Unplug energy cord.

c.Open CPU side panel.

d.Find CPU.

e.Take away CPU heat sink and fan. Inspect the CPU for any sign of burnt.

f.Clean CPU heat sink. Make sure to eliminate all dusts sticking to the heat sink.

g.Clean CPU fan.

h.Re-seat or reinstall the heat sink

 

 

Additional Info for troubleshooting laptop beep codes:

 

1. Start off the pc to hear the error beep code.

two. Listen to the error beep code carefully. Error codes are mainly a mixture of short and lengthy beep code. Make certain that you have it appropriately to be sure you are troubleshooting properly. You may possibly want to restart the pc numerous instances to make sure of the error code.

 

3. Bear in mind the error code or write it down for effortless reference.

 

4. Go to the net and search for the error code. Error codes differ from BIOS maker. It is also really critical to know your BIOS manufacturer, this is not the very same as the motherboard maker.

 

Error beep code encyclopedia: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm and Windows Drivers