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7 beeps - Dell M5010


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#1 MN-Tech

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:38 PM

I've been searching for awhile and am unable to find any solid information. It seems most likely it is a motherboard issue or processor but I'd like to know for sure.

Dell Laptop M5010
7 beeps on startup - no pattern
Blank screen

Pulled Bios battery out and reset. Same with Hard drive and memory. Can hear hard drive start and fan runs.

If anyone has run across this before please let me know.

Edited by MN-Tech, 13 September 2011 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 07:09 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Check this web page out for Dell related BIOS beep codes and BIOS errors.

http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm

You said 7 beeps, but those 7 beeps could contain a pattern such as the following, to which I included the code below and its reason.

1 - 4 - 1 - 1 = RAM failure on data bits xxx of high byte on memory bus: Reseat the memory modules

That is the only one I can find that equals the number 7.

Let me know if you can get a definite pattern by following the codes listed at the web page above.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 02:13 PM

I found someone who use to work at Dell. He said that 7 beeps with no pattern is a motherboard failure or processor failure.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:44 AM

If it is the motherboard, it is probably cheaper to replace the system.
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