I bought a new Dell Inspiron 15z touch ultrabook and when I pressed the Power on button, it starts making beeping sound and doesnt start. Screen is totally blank. What to do ? Please help
--- Mayur Gala
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Beep sounds can be used as diagnostic indicator.The computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if there are errors or problems. This series of beeps identifies a problem and is called a beep code.
Refer to this table below which illustrates the beep codes and the possible problem:
|Beep Code Overview|
|1||BIOS ROM checksum failure||System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM errors.|
|2||No Memory (RAM) detected||Memory or Memory slot failure|
||System board failure|
|4||Memory read / write failure||Memory failure|
|5||Real Time Clock (RTC) power failure||CMOS battery failure|
|6||Video BIOS||Video card/chip failure|
|7||CPU failure||Processor failure|
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2 beeps with small interval followed by big interval and then again 2 beeps with small interval. this goes on and on
If its 2 beeps it means the memory module(RAM)is not getting detected.
You may try removing and reseating the memory modules which is located on the bottom of the system.
For steps to remove and replace memory modules follow the steps given on page 13 on Owner's Manual.
To access Owner's Manual (Owner's Manual PDF)use this link: http://dell.to/X1sCKV
Note:If removing and reseating both memory module does not help,try booting system with one memory module installed and use the same memory module on both the slots.This will help to find out if its an issue with memory module or the connector slot.
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What if your laptop makes 2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 beeps everytime you start it up?
For example, I press the power button once, and there are 5 beeps and it cuts off. I press it again and there are 2 beeps. I press again and there are 7 beeps. It cuts off until I get lucky and the harddrive powers up.
Did you try booting system with one memory module installed? Did you try the same memory module on both the slots?Was there any change on the number of beeps when you tried starting system with one memory module?
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If the beeps are not consistent and if it keeps changing with each reboot then beeps codes may not help to identify the problem.In some system models beeps codes cannot be used as diagnostic indicator.
To check further please post your full system model and the exact issue details.