DickieDebbil
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Alienware M17X R4 beeping on turn on; Losing date and time settings

Hi all,

My ageing Alienware M17X R4 is having an issue wherein sometimes, when I turn it on, it only beeps, and doesn't go any further. Then when I turn it off and on again, it works, but the date and time settings have been lost in Windows. The beep code is either three or four beeps in a row (unfortunately I can't make it do it on request).

Any suggestions what the issue is, and how to fix it?

Thanks in advance.

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AAA737flyer
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RE: Alienware M17X R4 beeping on turn on; Losing date and time settings

en.community.dell.com/.../19515278

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19461275

http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19515278

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DickieDebbil
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RE: Alienware M17X R4 beeping on turn on; Losing date and time settings

Apologies - the code is 5 beeps, which I believe is a BIOS power error? However, I've tried replacing the BIOS battery, and the machine is still doing the same thing.

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