What does it mean when my computer beeps 3 times and the monitor stays black?

by on December 28, 2009

Q: My computer is running pretty well but my monitor shows a blank screen! My computer, with an ASUS motherboard, beeps 3 times when it boots and the monitor shows nothing. What could the problem be and how can I fix it?


One Response to “What does it mean when my computer beeps 3 times and the monitor stays black?”
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    These are usually referred to as “beep codes”. What each code means is usually specific to the motherboard. Odds are the problem is with an attached component, possibly the RAM or the video card.

    Re-seat the components, swapping them out or removing them as possible. With some trial and error you should be able to isolate the issue. If you need some additional detail, check with asus support and they should be able to provide you with a list of beep codes (they also might be in your motherboard manual).