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6 beep code

I have a Dell stuidio xps 435t, and at random times the monitors will shut off yellow light will come on and start the 6 beep code, if I hit the power button it then starts up takes me to the windows screen and does a normal boot up, any ideas ? could it be my video card ? Thanks in advance

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RE: 6 beep code

Six beeps Video BIOS test failure

Power off, unplug and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Open case and carefully reseat video card in its slot. Use canned air to clean out all the dust bunnies from the video card, motherboard and CPU heat sink. Make sure the video card fan (if it has one) is clean and turns freely.

If that doesn't help, you may need to replace the video card...


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