Having problems with your Gateway 831GM PC Desktop ?

Hi, I have a Gateway831GM. When I try starting it, it beeps three times with the fan running at a high rate. Nothing else happens...nothing on the monitor. I've tried several times to turn it off and back on and no luck, same thing happens. Any ideas? And would it be worth taking in for repair? Thank you.


Answers :

Its a RAM problem if its three short beeps. Take the left panel of the case off and access the RAM modules. Push them down and make sure they are snapped into place with the plastic tabs on each side of the slots.
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\015\012If its one long beep and two short beeps its a video card error..do the same thing you would do if it was the RAM modules.
Hi, those beeps mean something is wrong, perhaps one of the cards inside the box have come out of their slot partially? If you feel able, unplug the power and make sure all of the cards and memory chips are firmly seated, then try again
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