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Jaehwa
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Alienware 3 beep problem

About a two days ago, i tried updating my bios to the current version for my alienware x51. Upon updating the bios, it said that it failed and a system restart was needed. However, when this happened my computer froze making me force shutdown the computer. When I tried turning it on, the display would not show up and I hear the beeping sound of death. I counted 3 beeps. I tried reseating the ram modules and tried to CMOS restart but it didn't fix the problem. I don't know what to do at this point...

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RE: Alienware 3 beep problem

Because of the symptoms and the results of the troubleshooting you have done I would say that there is a motherboard failure and it might need to be replaced. You can contact the Dell sales department to see if they still have parts available.

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Jaehwa
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RE: Alienware 3 beep problem

so replacing the motherboard is the only thing that I can do to fix this? Are there any other way to troubleshoot this problem by sides buying a new motherboard...

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RE: Alienware 3 beep problem

Yes that might be the only way to fix the problem.

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RudyLeon
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RE: Alienware 3 beep problem

I got this 3 beep code with upgrading the bios as well.. I replaced the motherboard and I still have the issue. Is there anything i can do ?

Thanks

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