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Try clearing BIOS:
Power off, unplug and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Open case and remove motherboard battery. Press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Reinstall the battery and close up If you're lucky it will boot now.
BTW: Does A11 say you need A06 first? Otherwise you could have gone directly to A11.
And you should post future Alienware questions in the Alienware Club forum, where the real AW experts hang out. en.community.dell.com/.../default.aspx
No joy, I guess it's truly fried. Thanks for trying, though!
Yeah it wouldn't let me go straight from A03 to A11. Not that A06 worked out for me.
Sorry that didn't fix the problem...
Now count the beeps and look up the error codes on page 51 here.
Maybe the code will point you at the problem. And you might still want to post this over in the AW forum, in case one of the real AW experts has other ideas. Be sure to mention that you already tried to clear BIOS by removing the battery.