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Hi all, I have an Aspire XC-605 that I was upgrading. I installed some extra RAM a few days ago and was all good.
Today, I was upgrading the HDD to SSD and noticed the SSD didnt show up in the BIOS so I couldn't boot from it. I swapped back and did a BIOS update from P11.A2 to P11.B4. Everything seemed fine, I rebooted and was able to get back into Windows 8.1 from the HDD.
Then I tried to reboot again and Windows was taking a really long time at the "Rebooting..." screen so I shut down with a long press on the power button.
Now however, when I try to start it up, the PC turns on and the fan goes on, but I get one long beep and thats it. PC and fan stay on until I press the button again. No display or anything. Monitor is plugged in to the VGA port on the mobo (tried the HDMI as well though).
I know one long beep is generally a RAM issue so I tried reseating the RAM, swapping it, using one, using the other, swapping slots, cleaning the slots etc but no dice.
I also tried removing the BIOS battery for 5min, tried using the CMOS reset jumper and left it for 5min, held power button while off for a few mins as well but nothing seems to work.
Does anyone have any idea of anything else I can try? Any help is appreciated!
[Edited the thread to add the issue detail]