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Laptop not working. Monitor broken? Makes weird noises..


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#1 Ethan_PCG

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 03:57 PM

I sometimes used an old Dell Laptop just for my own enjoyment and it would run Windows 7. Then all of a sudden the Laptop stopped working. Whenever I tried to boot it up the screen/monitor wouldn't turn on and it would make a beeping sound. I decided to throw the laptop out because it wasn't useful anymore, but I would really want to know what the problem actually was. Also, since I've had the computer for quite sometime I suppose it was about time I had thrown it out.. 

 

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Ethan 


Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2016 - 07:35 PM.
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Posted 17 July 2016 - 08:35 AM

The beeps might have meaning.  What is the model of the Dell laptop?  And what is the pattern of the beeping sound?



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Posted 20 July 2016 - 11:39 AM

I can't remember the model of the Dell laptop I had, but I think it is the Dell Vostro 3558. Also, the beeping sound was a loud beeping noise which would constantly make the same noise over, and over again. 


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 05:02 PM

here you go here if you can remember exactly who they were beep sounds 
 
 
Beep Code descriptions
 
1 short DRAM refresh failure
 
2 short Parity circuit failure
 
3 short Base 64K RAM failure
 
4 short System timer failure
 
5 short Process failure
 
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error
 
7 short Virtual mode exception error
 
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure
 
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure
 
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error
 
11 short Cache Memory error
 
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure
 
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed





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