Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:44 PM
Hi, I have a dell xps 7100 series. I recently put my computer to sleep and I went to take a nap. When i tired to wake it up, it would not wake up. The monitor would not receive a signal. I held the power button on my computer to turn it off. When I tried to start it, the monitor would receive no signal; at this point there were no beeps. I decided to open up my computer and found that it was very dusty. I cleaned most of the dust off the fans and off the graphics card. I removed the graphics card and re installed it. When I turned my computer on and got 4 beeps, a pause then 4 beeps again etc. I reopened my computer and removed the memory sticks and exchanged their location. Finally I removed the cell battery and put it back in. I started my computer again and still get four beeps. The power light is also blinking amber. I have done some research and found that this might be a cache test failure problem. I was just wondering if I could get some help in fixing this issue. Again, my computer will not start because my monitor does not detect it, so i cannot run tests or the recovery.
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate the help.