11-28-2010 07:31 AM - last edited on 01-27-2014 10:12 PM by Maiko-I
My pc - an HP Ultra Slim desktop has suffered a major failure after I opened it up to remove a load of dust from the inside - with the careful use of a vacuum cleaner. On switching back on the power, there is a series of 5 beeps every few seconds accompanied by a red flashing light on the front panel. There is no output to the monitor so no way of knowing what is going on. I can silence the beeping noise by holding in the start button momentarily but the problem persists. What is the remedy please?? Thanks
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11-29-2010 02:50 AM
I can't see a useful meaning here, apart from that you maybe have recovered BIOS successful(?):
Check the hints in 'What to do when beep codes occur', beside that you maybe try to reset CMOS.
12-02-2010 12:46 AM
I always blow the dust out of dusty computers (holding the fans so they don't spin). I have a vacuum cleaner that can blow. Some folk use a spray can of compressed air.
If you must 'suck' you should brush the dust with a clean new paintbrush and hold the sucker well away from the machine.
Sometimes if a processor is in severe danger of overheating then you get a siren like warning. Is your processor fan working?
12-02-2010 09:06 AM