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My Dell Beeps 3 Times And Monitor Shuts Down


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#1 Rdilling

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 10:47 AM

I heve recently aquired a dell p4 computer from a friend of mine, it was dissasembled partly(just pci cards removed and memory) I put the proper cards back into it and now when i try to start it up all i get is three beeps and as soon as the monitor attempts to come on it shuts off(the monitor). on the back of the computer where dell has put four lights a,b,c,d a and b lights are yellow and c and d indicate green which is ok. anybody have any ideas to help out.

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 12:47 PM

A site to check out your "beep" code:
Computer POST / Beep Codes
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:54 PM

Remove your modem if you have one and make sure the memory is in the correct slots. Let me know how you make out with these suggestions. I may have more if these do not work.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:05 AM

thanks for the suggestions but so far no luck. I dont have a modem installed yet so thats not the problem and as for the site on the bleeps, no help either

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:52 PM

What model Dell do you have?
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:27 PM

I heve recently aquired a dell p4 computer from a friend of mine, it was dissasembled partly(just pci cards removed and memory) I put the proper cards back into it and now when i try to start it up all i get is three beeps and as soon as the monitor attempts to come on it shuts off(the monitor). on the back of the computer where dell has put four lights a,b,c,d a and b lights are yellow and c and d indicate green which is ok. anybody have any ideas to help out.


Don't know which Dell you have, but here are Dell system codes for Dimension XPS, maybe the same.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:00 PM

the model dell is a dimension 4300

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 09:34 PM

Rdilling:

Here's the exact page that covers the System Codes and Messages for the Dell Dimension 4300.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...m4300/codes.htm

a and b lights are yellow and c and d indicate green which is ok.


From the site I linked above, that Diagnostic means - Memory failed to be sized or enabled.
Corrective Action - Reseat the memory modules. If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in the Solutions Guide for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

The instructions for reseating the memory modules are here - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/syst...ace.htm#1101964

Another symptom pointing to the same corrective action.

when i try to start it up all i get is three beeps and as soon as the monitor attempts to come on it shuts off(the monitor)


3 Beeps indicate - A failure occurred in the first 64 KB of memory.
Corrective action - Reseat the memory modules.


Hope that helps,
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:57 PM

:thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet: woohoo well thanks to everyone that shot me ideas about my beeping dell 4300 its up and running. problems were, wrong memory, the hard drive had no operating system on it, and once i got into it a bunch of the settings were wrong. so now its up and going. thank you to everyone. now is anyone good with emachines? i have one that will not power up with the power button, only way to power up is to unplug the power cord, wait a few minutes reconnect the power cord and it will run, any ideas?

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 01:04 PM

That's great. Create a new topic with all of the details that you can, and someone will be happy to help you.

Take care.
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