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dim 4500 not coming on

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i changed ram and it would not come on - put old ram back in and now when i turn it on it just beeps 3 times and does nothing - on the back the A light is green  and the other 3 are yellow - what's my problem

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Re: dim 4500 not coming on

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Hello,

You need to check that the memory chips are fully seated in the slots and that both locks are fully latched.

Here are the trouble codes for the 4500 system.

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Re: dim 4500 not coming on

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Hello,

You need to check that the memory chips are fully seated in the slots and that both locks are fully latched.

Here are the trouble codes for the 4500 system.

Mis Dos Centavos,
Darrell

Gadfly at large

Helping Dell Customers here since 1998

My systems ...
Dimension XPS D266 - Now retired
Toshiba Tecra M1
Dimension 4300 - Received DOA as a gift. Reinstalled XP and still working great
Dimension 9150 - Pent D 3.2GHz, 4GB dual-channel 533 DDR2 Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 3.6.14
  Congrats to Jimmie Johnson #48 - FIVE time Nascar Sprint Cup Champ !!!!  

 

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Re: dim 4500 not coming on

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according to your manual the code indicates no memory modules detected. First double check that the modules are fully inserted into the slots.

Then follow the instruction of trying to boot with one memory module installed at a time. 

Also you can try a CMOS reset which will reset your system bios to default values. Note that if you have changed setting from the normal defaults or have a raid drive arrangement you may have some boot up issues untill the settings are returned. But it is worth a try if you don't have anything other then the defaults.

You have no jumper so to reset you would remove the battery and wait about 2 mins then reinstall it.

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