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4 Beeps Computer Will not turn on


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#1 doctagreenthumb

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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.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:43 AM

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000607.htm

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:02 PM

since it didn't beep until you removed card and cleaned computer ,check to make sure that the video card is making good connection ,no dirt in the motherboards video slot ,,one of the option in the great link above

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#4 doctagreenthumb

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:48 PM

Hey man thanks for the link. I tired most of tho solutions and when i got to re-seating the rams, it worked. So apparently one of my rams is bad. Thanks for your help =).

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:27 PM

...or the RAM modules were not slotted properly...or dust interfered with contact...it's hard to say that a module is bad if reseating enables it to perform correctly.

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