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#1 macrip3

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:36 AM

Hello, My friend (Dale)'s laptop beeps like four times everytime it starts up.  It works fine afterwards.  No error message.  I hope his hard drive is not going bad, What could be wrong?



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:04 PM

Different BIOSes have different beep codes.  Check the Laptop manual if he has one, or download one from the Manufacturer's website.  You might find the answer by searching on Google, for beep codes, by reference to the Laptop model.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:51 PM

Here's a page of BIOS beep codes, as well as HPs' (as I suspect it to be a HP laptop).

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=bph07107#N932

 

I'm betting its the CMOS battery, or if BIOS was upgraded it was a bad flashing.



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

No, My friend's Laptop is actually Dell Latitude



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:27 AM

Run the Dell Diagnostics, Dell PC Diagnostiics .

 

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 04:45 AM

Hi macrip3,

4 Beep codes on a Dell Latitude system is related to RAM Read/Write failureas suggested by hamluis. Please run the hardware diagnostics on the system.  Also, you can update the BIOS on the system to check if it fixes the issue. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the operating system, and then download the BIOS from the BIOS section onto the system and install it.

 

http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19
 

Also, you can remove and reseat the memories on the system to check if the beep codes vanish.






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