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Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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I've been searching and am unable to find any solid information.

Dell M5010

7 beeps on startup - no pattern

Blank screen

Reset Bios battery - Reseated Hard drive and Memory

Anybody seen this before and has a solid solution.  Thanks

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Telson A
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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Hi,

A 7 Beep code indicates that the Processor/Motherboard has gone bad, how old is the system ?

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ajTech
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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I believe about 2 years old.

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Telson A
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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Well its mainly the motherboard that is unable to communicate with the processor, sometimes re-seating the processor would help.

If you are unable to do so, i hope you are covered under warranty cos this is the time you would be needing it.

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ajTech
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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Thanks for your help.  I'll try reseating the processor.  

It is out of warranty and yes I already looked at the prices on new motherboard and/or processor.  

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Telson A
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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Glad to help, although its highly unlikely for the processor to go bad...

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nina99
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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Dell Inspiron M5010 Laptop Microsoft Windows 7 32bit driver

or 64 bit driver. you re install vga drivers. good luck

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Chiefgazer
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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That's kinda dumb. How can you expect some one to reinstall software when the system won't boot?

HLambertson
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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I have the same exact problem on the same model.  Really looks like a poorly designed or badly assembled motherboard.  Would think Dell would assist with this issue!  I know that they extended the warranty for the motherboards on other models (personal experience) when a similar think happened!

ldowell14
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Re: Inspiron M5010 - 7 beeps

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I, too, have the exact same problem with my Inspiron M5010 - less than two years old. I didn't purchase an extended warranty. Has anyone had success with Dell assisting with this?  I can't believe they are making laptops that can't even make it two years.

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