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Sydney99
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Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

My 2.5 months old Inspiron N5050 laptop won't boot up. When I press start button, fan starts and disc drive lights up with a full black screen.  Start button has no light and within a few second will start 2 beeps continuously until I press the start button. After removing the battery and doing a hard refresh it still won't start-up and now it doesn't even beep anymore. 

Any suggestion please.  Thanks.

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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

Hi,

Welcome to the Community. 2 beeps means a memory error. Use the below link to reseat your memory, I also suggest you try one memory at a time, or try swapping the memory in different slots. This will tell you if its an issue with one memory stick or the memory slot itself.

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Thank you

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Sydney99
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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

HI Royan,

thanks for the reply. As I mentioned above, the laptop doesn't beep at all anymore. PLus if I open up the laptop wouldn't that cease the warranty coverage? Can't anyone check what the problem is with the service tag?

Thanks,

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Sydney99
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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

HI,

Can anyone help me with this please? If we do a memory swap in the slots does that void the warranty?

Secondly, the laptop rebooted yesterday and the screen started working as well. Managed to do a system repair to a previous date etc. and now it's not working at all again. Don't think it's got to do with memory.

Can't anyone check what the problem is with the service tag?

Thank you.

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

Run an extended Dell diagnostics - particularly on the hard drive.  F12 at powerup.

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Sydney99
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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

Would love to do that, but as I said, it's working again anymore. completely black screen with only the fan working.

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

Can you get an image on an external screen?

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Sydney99
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nope Smiley Sad

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Sydney99
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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

So, I've connected the laptop to an external screen as well. Nothing happens.

Basically, when you "turn-on" the laptop you see the tiny light on indicating it's on, the fan is working but there's zero functionality or noise. You don't at all hear the laptop booting up or see the screen coming on.

Does Dell have any post-sales Customer Support?? I've been asking for someone to get my service tag and have a look at it but no response yet! Regretting buying a Dell now..

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Re: Inspiron N5050 won't Boot!

Yo my computer is doing this blackscreen and beeping on and off now man it's a brand new laptop too I hate this!! I needs my files! It keeps beeping 8 times. It did it before but then I whaced it and it was all good for a few more days but now I fear it may be too far gone.

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