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nicksbirch
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Inspiron 518 Tower won't start up: 4 beeps

My computer was working fine until the monitor suddenly went dark and the tower starting beeping. Now when the power is turned on the tower only beeps the same pattern repeatedly: 4 quick beeps.

Any suggestions on how to diagnose the source of the problem?

Thanks!

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fireberd
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Re: Inspiron 518 Tower won't start up: 4 beeps

According to the beep code chart I have, four beeps is a memory problem.  With the PC powered off, open the case and "reseat" each memory module, then power on and see if it makes a difference.  If reseating does not help, remove all but one memory module then try that.  If it still does it, remove that memory module and try another.  

Reseat - Remove each memory module one at a time then reinstall making sure the module is fully and correctly seated.

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