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#1 Bodie

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:36 PM

I just tripped over my computers power chord! I tried turning the computer back on and i received a series of three beeps. I checked the back of the computer (DELL) and indicator lights a & b were yellow and c & d were green. I looked at Dell's site and it set to reseat the ram, so i did and nothing happened. I could really use the help, its not my computer its my fathers work computer!

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:55 PM

check ur video card, try to remove it and put it back again

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 01:58 PM

ok i tried that and it still didnt work.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:09 PM

Hi Bodie.
I take it this thing was running at the time?
Did it fall over as well?
You didn't state the model of dell but if it has more then one memory module in it, and doesn't require memory in pairs, then remove all but the one in bank one. Swap modules until you've tried them all.
3 short beeps in an AMI, and sometimes Award bios, do indicate faulty memory.
It doesn't mean all the modules are bad however and can also indicate a bad motherboard. A model number would really help out here.

Edited by HitSquad, 13 March 2006 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:17 PM

no the unit did not fall over, i barely tripped over the chord. it was just enough to jar it loose from the wall and reset it. ill try the memory slots and attempt to find the model number. its a few years old so i might not be able to locate it. thanks

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:25 PM

wow, thankyou so much for your help. the problem was just that one specific piece of memory.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 02:45 PM

You're welcome Bodie.
Now all ya gotta do is tell dear ol' dad he needs more memory. :thumbsup:
He probably wanted to secretly double it anyway :flowers:




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