I been reading threads about dell beep codes problem. Mine comes up after days of expired waranty. Very dissapointed with it because I now that my 1 year waranty expired I can not contact Dell support anymore.
It's been unclear if the what's the problem cause but one thing is for sure. I am very dissapointed in Dell, looks like their product has only 1 year life span.
Anyone who have the same problem? Any suggestions to fix this?
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Beep codes can be used as diagnostic indicator.On your system model 8 beeps means LCD failure.To fix the problem you need to get the LCD replaced.
When did your warranty expire? Click on my user name,click on start conversation and private message me your system Service Tag number.
I will check your system details and get back to you.
My waranty expire a last June 30. The 8 beep codes only show last July 23.
When I run the Dell start up diagnostic test. It' doesn't show any error. Also the fact that I am still able to use my laptop after I turn it off and remove the battery.
Usually if its 8 beeps,with no post situation than its LCD failure.But it seems you're able to get display.
If i understand right, when you start the system it emits 8 beeps without display,than you turn off system and remove battery,restart the system you get normal display.Is this right?
Do you mean that if you use the system only with AC adapter (without the battery) you get display?
Try LCD BIST test.Press and hold down "D" key,while holding it down turn on the system,confirm if you see color screens getting displayed.
I see the colors when doing the LCD BIST test.
I am using my system with battery and with the AC adapter. After successfuly startup.
Here's the process I am doing to have successful booting.
- Remove the AC plug.
- Remove the battery and return it after a few seconds.
- Press the power button wait till the windows start up shows up
- Plug the AC adaptor
If I plug the adapator before the press the power button. I will get an error of 8 beeps while the screen is still in the DELL splsplash screen.
Not sure what I'm doing but the logic is to get a hard reset. And it works. I turn on my laptop and the problem is solve. But I am getting annoyed by doing this everytime I am starting my laptop.
So this confirms its not an issue with the LCD.Remove the battery and try to start the system only with AC adapter connected.Confirm if you hear that 8 beeps.Also try to observe from which side of the system is the beep sound coming.
If someone from your family/friend has a same watt Dell AC adapter,try using it on your system and see if the issue persists while using different adapter.
Yes it might not be an LCD issue but I'm quite annoyed by the problem and things to be done in order to boot my laptop.
I just tried to boot with out the battery and with the AC power plugged in. And it works fine. I don't know anybody do have the same AC adapter as we have different brand of laptop and I'm the first one who tried Dell.
Any idea what's the problem and ways to fix this?
If the system is booting fine with only AC adapter connected,it could be an issue with the battery.
Does your battery charge normally?After the system boots normally connect the battery and check for battery health in Battery Meter.You can access Battery meter either from the battery icon on the taskbar to the right hand bottom of the screen or through Control Panel,Power Options.
Latest update about my problem. I normally get 8 beeps when starting my computer. Even with and with out battery. The 8 beeps comes after the dell splash screen. in DOS mode.
Try updating the BIOS using this link : www.dell.com/.../inspiron-14r-n4110
Note:While updating BIOS make sure,no external USB device is connected,battery should have a minimum of 50 % charge and AC adapter should be connected.
Let me know if this helps,