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Laptop Beeped and Black Screen When Start Up, Turned On When Unplugged

Hello, I'm unsure if this will be a continuous problem for me, this is the first that it's happened, so I decided to ask here to see what caused this, if anyone knows.

This morning, booted my laptop. It remained a black screen and then started beeping. I can't say how many beeps there were, I want to say it was either 4 or 8 though. Hard powered it off in fear, and then unplugged the laptop. To my surprise, when it was unplugged, it turned back on and now it seems to be working fine.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15, 5000 Series, and I've had it for less than a month, so if it's anything major, warranty I assume would cover it. But wanted to ask first, if this was an error of some sort or if this is a sign of something serious. It's been working fine before, this is a first for it.

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RE: Laptop Beeped and Black Screen When Start Up, Turned On When Unplugged

4 beeps = memory error

8 beeps = display panel not recognized.

Start with a call to Dell support (you'll need to walk through troubleshooting before service/repair is authorized).

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