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I AM
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join:2010-04-11
Ephrata, PA
kudos:4

Dell 4 Beeps on start up

I picked up an older Dell from my sister in law cause it wasn't working. I want to fix/rebuild it for a recording pc. The issue is that when you turn it on it doesn't display any video and it beeps really loud four times. I tried booting it with my SSD with my OS on it. Still beeps 4 times. Could it be the Motherboard has gone bad? All I know is it's running on a Pentium Processor.


bbear2
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join:2003-10-06
94045
kudos:5

Not necessarily the MB. You need to know the BIOS mfg and Dell model could help too. Open it up and look for the BIOS chip to see the mfg.

Then with that information, look here: »kb.iu.edu/data/afzy.html
or »uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/in···8AAEB9CX

or do other web searches using "computer 4 beeps at startup"



I AM
Premium
join:2010-04-11
Ephrata, PA
kudos:4

So...I took out to sticks of ram...fired right up....


bbear2
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join:2003-10-06
94045
kudos:5

Glad to hear that.