I have a 20 month old dell Inspiron n5010. After powering it on I get hear 3 beeps in continuous successions and the screen remains black. I replaced the motherboard (based on my research on the web); however, this did not work. I removed the memory sticks, and then powered it on, and this did not help either. Has anyone else had this problem and got it solved?
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The 3 beep code error indicates chipset Error (North and South bridge error, DMA/IMR/Timer error), Time-Of-Day Clock test failure, Gate A20 failure, Super I/O chip failure or Keyboard controller test failure. I understand that you have replaced motherboard and still the 3 beep code occurs,I would request you to send a private message with your system service tag, as I need to check the system warranty. In order to send a private message, please accept my friend request, click on my user name and click start conversation.
Thanks Senthil. However, the warranty period already expired (it was just for 1 yr, the pc is 20 months). With regards to what you mentioned, are these all part of the motherboard?
Hy there, i have same problem my laptop going on 3beep error message, an the screen goes black/blank .... Any suggestion to solved my problem, i came from indonesia
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Beep codes can be used as diagnostic indicator.3 beeps indicates system board failure.
It may involve any of the following failure :
Chipset Error (North and South bridge error, DMA/IMR/Timer error)
Time-Of-Day Clock test failure
Gate A20 failure
Super I/O chip failure
Keyboard controller test failure
In this situation the system board needs to be replaced to fix the system.If your system is within warranty,repair/part replacement is covered by the warranty.
Is your system within warranty?
I think my warranty is void, i've bought my inspiron 2years ago .. theres just 1years warranty for my inspiron write,n on the box package... I've try to reassemble it, i guess my GPU/VGA chipset is gone.. :/ is it possible? I try to buy on on computer shop in my town..but ican't find..they haven't...can i replace with other chipset with same socket? Or any idea to solved? Idont want to buy a new mainboard..looks like buy a new laptop i guess... Hiks..
For the admin and all forum member,
Sorry for this....but i've to tell u .... Case is SOLVED!
No need warranty even buy a new board/reassemble chipset... haiya!
Fix it with very easily and cheapest way...how?
I wash my board ! Yeah! This is so suck! ... U need a hand soap and tooth brush...
1.put your board
2.put a cup of warm water..add a spoon of hand soap here
3. Clean/wash your mainboard carefully using tooth brush
4.if done yet, re clean your board using a pure hot water..
5. Dry it, using hair dryier...
6. Done! Put it back on your laptop ..
Whoila! U'll socking!
Dont forget to tes your hardware with Diagnostic toll
On astrup boot press F12 , choose boot diagnostic... Its about 30 mnt remaning to pass hardware test
Then re install your OS...
*sorry for my bad english...hugh me for this Suck! :v