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I have an HP Pavillion m7580n desktop computer that is giving the following POST audio code.

1 long beep followed by about four seconds of silence and then repeats.  

Any clue what this might indicate.  

I get nothing on the monitor.      The video card is not integrated into the motherboard, but a separate card.

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Does it fit any of these:

Beep Code: Description of Problem: No Beeps Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
Two Beeps POST/CMOS Error One Long Beep, One Short Beep Motherboard Problem
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps Video Problem
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps Video Problem
Three Long Beeps Keyboard Error
Repeated Long Beeps Memory Error
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps CPU Overheating

Sounds like it might be the memory from your description.... try re-seating the RAM

Cheers,

Bob...
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by:Gary Fuqua, CISSP
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Thanks for the quick response Bob.

I would say it fits Repeated Long Beeps too.      I pulled out the memory.    Put it back.   Same thing on power up.  

I took the memory completely out.   Powered up and the same thing.  

I also pulled the video card and did a startup.    Same thing

I was informed that this computer took a hard fall, so I re-seated everything that I could see to re-seat, except the processor.  

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If you take the memory out I would expect the beeps, do you have any other memory to try?
if you have more than one memory dimm, just insert one at a time to see if it is one of the DIMMS.

If you just have one Memory Dimm, try inserting it in differnt memory slots...

Let me know what happens

Cheers,

Bob
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by:Gary Fuqua, CISSP
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I tried the DIMMS one at a time.    Tried all the slots with each DIMM.      Also tried known working DIMM in all slots.

Same problem.    

Do you think it is time to send it to the scrap heap?
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Quite possibly, especially if you say it had a hard fall! :-)
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You have tried all that I can suggest.... sorry I can't be more help!
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by:Gary Fuqua, CISSP
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I think there is something wrong with the system board.    All the removable components work fine in other machines.    That leaves the motherboard.      I re-seated the processor and same result.     Thanks for your help.  
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