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Mrkd4lfe
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Best fix Dell Inspiron 15 3542...HELP PLEASE

I'm not very computer savvy, but I'm thinking I have a motherboard issue, when powered on you get black screen and 3 consecutive beeps. ..pause. ..3 beeps n this continues. .what are muy options? The laptop it's not quite a yr old n I can't afford to just fyi but a new one

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RE: Best fix Dell Inspiron 15 3542...HELP PLEASE

Unplug the system, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 seconds.  Remove and reinstall both memory modules.  Try powering up again.  If you get the same error, try replacing the CMOS (reserve) battery.  

If that doesn't solve the issue, the mainboard needs to be replaced.

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smart33
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RE: Best fix Dell Inspiron 15 3542...HELP PLEASE

If you are not very computer savvy, with laptop better choice use warranty service.

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7-sha
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RE: Best fix Dell Inspiron 15 3542...HELP PLEASE

Replace cmos battery.