Having problems with your HP dx5150 Microtower PC Desktop ?

Boot up beeping problem

\015 Just aquired this pc and i started it up and it was running fine for about 10mins then just turned off. after about 2 times of restart the cpu would not start up and just beeps 4 times at me. the model number on it is HP dx5150. Im thinking its the power supply or bad ram. i cant find a diagnostic for it. ty for your time\015

Answers :

Here's what the beep codes mean.:


You might want to try downloading the apropriate bios and a flash utility for your pc, and flash the bios via floppy or cd. If this fails to make it boot, pull the ram and reseat it. Could be a bad board.

\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\0124 short\015\012beeps followed by a three second pause\015\012\015\012Flashing\015\012operation has failed (checksum error, corrupted image, etc.)\015\012\015\012
  1. Verify the correct ROM.\015\012
  2. \015\012
  3. Flash the ROM if needed.\015\012
  4. \015\012
  5. If an expansion board was recently\015\012added, remove it to see if the problem remains.\015\012
  6. \015\012
  7. Clear CMOS. \015\012
  8. \015\012
  9. If the message disappears, there may\015\012be a problem with the expansion card.\015\012
  10. \015\012
  11. Replace the system board. \015\012

In my book. 4 beeps means system failure. however here is a check list. you'll need to listen to the beeps. if you had specified if it is 4 short or long beeps, i could have been more direct, but check the list against your beeps.


let me know how it goes.
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