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dell dimension e520 buzzing noise


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#1 GamerTech

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:13 PM

i have a dell dimension e520 for day to day work. i came back after a holiday and the pc wouldnt start. it was making a buzzing sound, the monitor light was staying in standby mode and the diag lights 3 and 4 were on. according to dell thats is a memory module failure and i did upgrade my RAM 7 months ago but it was working perfectly and the new ram was recognised by windows up till before my trip. :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 January 2010 - 10:08 PM

Sounds more like a PSU Fault

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:14 AM

Did you at least remove the RAM modules and then reinsert/try to boot with each?

Try (temporarily) a different PSU?

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 02:55 AM

actually the problem was solved by pulling out the CMOS password jumper.................strangely enough
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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:33 AM

If you mean that you shorted the CMOS jumper...then I would have to suspect that your CMOS battery may be weakening and you need to think about replacing it.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 05:26 PM

If you mean that you shorted the CMOS jumper...then I would have to suspect that your CMOS battery may be weakening and you need to think about replacing it.

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No, I mean I pulled out the jumper labeled 'CLRPSWD' next to CMOS jumper. Well anyway, it went into power saver mode yesterday, started buzzing again when I shook the mouse, so I turned it off and I had the same problem on start up.

edit: i removed my CMOS settings and got the BIOS to load but it gives me an error after that and i had to manually select a boot device. the vista boot menu came up and selected home basic as usual but it gave me the BSOD and crashed.
edit: well i did what ive been putting off anyway and clean installed windows and u know what...............it went back to the first problem

Edited by GamerTech, 11 January 2010 - 11:53 PM.

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