I've got problematic Dell Inspiron 1564. Suspected bad video.
When turned on, screen is blank and beep codes are "long-short-short-pause-short-short".
I can't find info about this beep code. I've found that long-short-short is bad video but what about next two short beeps?
Hard drive activity looks normal after that and I guess system works fine except graphics.External video output doesn't work.
If there were only 2 short beeps, then it is bad memory
When I remove the memory completely, then the pattern is S-S and that is quite standard pattern that can be found easily on the Internet.
The pattern is L-S-S-P-S-S which I couldn't find and which I'm asking about.
As I wrote - hard drive activity led makes me think the system is running and only graphics is missing
Since the GPU is soldered to the mainboard on this model, the end result is the same - if you want to repair the system, replace the mainboard.
I know that if it is the video the easiest approach is to change the board.
My question is really simple - do you know what this beep pattern means?
I have some humble 20 years of experience of fixing computers in my service. I can resolder the BGA chip, but I need to know if that's the problem.
The reason I'm asking here is because Dell's documentation is poor and I hoped someone could give me an useful answer, so ejn63 please don't bother to answer.