B2b43
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5680 flashing amber light

I just finished setting up my new Inspiron 5680. When I try to power it on, it beeps 4 times and the amber power buttons blinks in correlation with said beeps. This is fresh out of th box. Is there an easy fix or should I just return and wait for another?  

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Thorium

Re: 5680 flashing amber light

I would suspect something internal came loose/disconnected in shipment.  4 beeps on many Dell's is memory so that would be the first thing to check.  

 



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B2b43
Copper

Re: 5680 flashing amber light


@fireberd wrote:

I would suspect something internal came loose/disconnected in shipment.  4 beeps on many Dell's is memory so that would be the first thing to check.  

 


I finally took it apart and nothing seemed loose. I took out the memory and put it back in and now it powered on with no beeps or flashing; however, it is running a full diagnostic due to changes in system memory so we shall see. Thanks for the tip!

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