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Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

I have a dell inspiron 1545 that I bought last year that now just recently will not boot up, When I hit the power button the power light will come on, I hear the hard drive and the fan boot up but the screen will stay blank and I will here two beeps. When I leave it there it will just sit there and beep.

Occasionally it will boot up but it will freeze and the screen will become pixelted in a way

I've done a little bit of research and found that it may be a RAM problem and that I may need to replace it but before I do that I just want to get some reassurance on the Dell forums before I go out and buy something I can't return.

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

Hi ItsalwaysSunny,

Welcome to the Community. Before you replace the memory, I suggest you to reseat your memory. Use the below link for help. If that does not fix it, and if your able to see the Dell Logo at startup, press F12 at that page, and select Diagnostics, and run an extended diags on your computer, post back if you get any error codes.

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

Hope this helps.

Thank you

Royan

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

I have the same problem, which usually occurs on shut down/stand by. I reseated the memory and ran all the diagnostics when the computer decided to start. Useless to say that everything was ok, until the next reboot. I'm getting tired of this problem, I checked several forums, many people seem to have the same problem, but nobody knows what causes it. The first posts on various forums were from 2009, which means that last year, 1545 was sold without correcting this flaw. I'll keep this computer as a desktop, always on and at home, and when I buy another laptop, I'll choose another brand.

Cheers

Adrian

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bilala2
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

hi royan,

i have the same problem as itsalwaysunny anf followed your advice on diagnostics. but at the end it says press any key so i press a key and then it just doesnt do anything so i have to abort it. so what could i do to fix my laptop

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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

Hi.

My problem was fixed, it was the mainboard that had to be replaced. Luckily, I had a 3-year warranty, so I didn't have to pay.

Good luck,

Adrian

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lhardy21
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

well i have a dell and i got the error code 0146

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ejn63
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

That error means the hard drive is bad - it needs to be replaced.

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lhardy21
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

how much would something like that cost?? It comes on but its stops at the screen after the Dell logo its black with one blinking _ in the left hand corner......

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lhardy21
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

how much would something like that cost?? It comes on but its stops at the screen after the Dell logo its black with one blinking _ in the left hand corner......

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ejn63
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Re: Dell Inspiron 1545 - Two beeps will not boot

A new drive will run between $50-75.

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