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My Laptop Makes Beep sound when I press power button and it wont Start

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Hello,

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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Re: My Laptop Makes Beep sound when I press power button and it wont Start

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Hi Mayur,

Welcome to the Community,

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
Beeps Description Possible Cause
1 BIOS ROM checksum failure System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM errors.
2 No Memory (RAM) detected Memory or Memory slot failure
3
  • Chipset Error (North and South bridge error
  • Time-Of-Day Clock test failure
  • Gate A20 failure
  • Super I/O chip failure
  • Keyboard controller 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
8 LCD LCD failure

Let me know if you need further help.

Thank You

 

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To help you with a solution we need to first identify the issue.

Please listen to the beeps carefully and confirm if you notice a pattern(or number of beeps system is emitting).

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Hi AlexStone,

First run the onboard hardware diagnostics(tap F12 on start up,select Diagnostics) to check if its a hardware issue

Post back error code/message if any.

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Hi neni o,

Welcome to the Community,

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.

7 beeps indicates processor failure.Private message me your system Service Tag number.To private message click on my user name and click start conversation.

I will check your system details and get back to you with repair options.

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Hi Mayur,

Welcome to the Community,

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
Beeps Description Possible Cause
1 BIOS ROM checksum failure System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM errors.
2 No Memory (RAM) detected Memory or Memory slot failure
3
  • Chipset Error (North and South bridge error
  • Time-Of-Day Clock test failure
  • Gate A20 failure
  • Super I/O chip failure
  • Keyboard controller 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
8 LCD LCD failure

Let me know if you need further help.

Thank You

 

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Re: My Laptop Makes Beep sound when I press power button and it wont Start

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Beeps are continuous with small interval, suggest me solution.

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To help you with a solution we need to first identify the issue.

Please listen to the beeps carefully and confirm if you notice a pattern(or number of beeps system is emitting).

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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

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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.

Let me know how it goes.

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It didnt work

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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.

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Hi Mayur,

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?

Private message me your system Service Tag number.To private message click on my user name and click start conversation.

I will check your system details and get back to you with repair options.

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Hi AlexStone,

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.

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I have a Dell Inspiron SE 7520 purchased from the UK.

System Type x64-based PC

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz, 2101 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)

BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A09, 15/11/2012

SMBIOS Version 2.7

Windows Directory C:\Windows

System Directory C:\Windows\system32

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2

Locale United Kingdom

Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"

User Name Home-PC\Home

Time Zone GMT Standard Time

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB

Total Physical Memory 5.88 GB

Available Physical Memory 3.35 GB

Total Virtual Memory 11.8 GB

Available Virtual Memory 8.22 GB

Page File Space 5.88 GB

When I start my computer, there is a sound like a fan, but then it beeps 'x' amount of times before cutting out. When I can finally get on, there is a sound as though it's reading a disc, which for me means it's working. However, I do get the blue screen from time to time with PFN Corrupt or Memory Management, or error codes 1a, 3b, 4e, 5f. My CD/DVD drive isn't working, so I can't use any discs.

It all started when I got occasional blue screens two days or so after purchase. I thought it was something I'd installed, but I could live with the blue screens. Things have got to the stage above now, and I'm worried I won't be able to get on it at all one day.

My Action Centre is full of critical events everyday, but my Dell Support Centre has started to pick these up. Apps keep crashing and so on.

This morning, the majority of beeps were 7, but there were a good few 2 and 5 beeps, with three 8 beeps.

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Hi AlexStone,

First run the onboard hardware diagnostics(tap F12 on start up,select Diagnostics) to check if its a hardware issue

Post back error code/message if any.

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I ran the hardware diagnostics. Everything was fine except the CD/DVD section. The error codes are below:

Error Code: 2000-0147

Validation: 125515

Message: Optical Drive 0-self test: OPU test failed.

Alex.

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Hi Alex,

The error code confirms there is an issue with the optical drive and most likely  it needs to be replaced.It could be an issue with the drive itself or an issue with the cable/connector port on the system board.

Please private message me your system Service tag number,along with your full name,address and phone number.I will check your system details and make arrangements to get the system serviced.

To private message click on my user name and click start conversation.

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Hello, my Dell Inspiron makes 7 beeping sounds, continuously and doesn't come on.Please how can I fix this?
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Hi neni o,

Welcome to the Community,

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.

7 beeps indicates processor failure.Private message me your system Service Tag number.To private message click on my user name and click start conversation.

I will check your system details and get back to you with repair options.

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Hi,

I have an Inspiron 15r  SE 7520. It beeps constantly and regularly. I can't tell if there is a pattern, it just keeps beeping on and on. It definitely beeps more than eight times. 99 percent of the time I was unable to go into diagnostics, and the one time I was able to go into diagnostics, it seemed like all the tests were fine.

Help please!

-David

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Hi David,

It is unfortunate that the computer is just beeping. Request you to try following the below steps and check if it helps:

(1) Turn off the computer.

(2) Remove all the external peripherals like AC Adaptor, battery, flash drives, etc.

(3) Press and hold the power button for 30sec. It releases the static on the computer (if any).

(4) Now put back the battery and plug in the charger.

(5) Let the computer charge for some time.

(6) Try turning on the computer.

(7) Check if the computer turns on.

If it doesn’t then you can may make the following observations:

(1) Listen to the computer for any series of beep codes as mentioned in the above posts.

(2) What kind of LED indicators appears on the right side of the computer (if any)?

You may also refer the below picture and answer me

(3) Now try running the diagnostics (F12 at the startup and select diagnostics)

(4) Make a note of the error code that appears (if any).

Do reply with your findings.

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Thanks Kiran,

I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

-David 

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i have the inspiron n5040 and i am getting 3 beeps please any help to fix this problem

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Hi jonbar75,

In Dell Inspiron N5040 three beep code indicates System board failure which may be caused due to one of the following reasons:

  • Chipset Error (North and South bridge error, DMA/IMR/Timer error)
  • Time-Of-Day Clock test failure
  • Gate A20 failure
  • Super I/O chip failure
  • Keyboard controller test failure

Try releasing the residual charge and check if you are able to boot the system. Here are the steps:

  • Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the battery and AC Adapter.
  • Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
  • Reconnect the battery and the adapter. Try to restart the computer and check the functionality.

If you are able to boot the system, please perform diagnostics to confirm hardware functionality. Here are the steps:

  • Restart the system and immediately start tapping the 'F12' key to enter the 'Boot Menu'.
  • Use the 'Down Arrow' key to highlight the 'Diagnostics' option. Press the 'Enter' key.
  • The diagnostics will begin. Please note the exact error message/code, if any appears on the screen.

Please reply with the results.


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I have the same problem with my laptop it beeps 7 times stops and then again 7 beeps what can I do to fix my laptop ASAP!!!!

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Hi laura96,

Please share the System Model and the Operating System installed. Will take it further from there.


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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 and it had been giving me problems (BSOD multiple times a day) since mid last week and last night when I went to turn it on, all I got was a black screen and 3 beeps. I've had this laptop for less than a year and I really appreciate your help. Thanks.

EDIT: I didn't see that jonbar was having the same problem. I tried releasing the charge and plugging it back in but still nothing, still beeping.

EDIT 2: Never mind, I chatted with somebody and I'm sending my device in for repairs.

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Mine has seven beeps. How do I fix this?
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Hi please I need your help I need this laptop and it very imp at the moment, it's stopped working and won't turn on and gives me 7 beeps exactly....plzz help I tried everything!!!
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When i try to turn mine on it has 4 beeps a pause then ddoes the beeps 2 more times with pauses. what does that mean?

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Memory failure....reseat the memory and run diagnostics (Boot to F12)

Robin

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What  does 4 beeps with pause 3x mean?

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But  cant get it to even come on.

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Reseat the memory and retry diagnostics. If you still get the same error code / 4 beeps then you need to replace the RAM

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Robin

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4 beeps pause then 2 more times. second light comes on.

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Are you saying you've now re-seated the RAM and are still getting 4 beeps...or are you just repeating yourself?

If you are still getting four beeps after re-seating the memory then it needs replacing.

Robin

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How  do u reset it? My comp wont even come on.

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Re-seat the memory or in simple terms remove each memory module and replace it ensuring it is properly seated. Reboot laptop and check for 4 beeps / redo diagnostic and check for same error code. If you hear the same 4 beeps or get the same error code then the memory needs replacing.

You don't need to turn the laptop on to re-seat the memory in fact I highly recommend against it.

If you don't know how to or don't feel comfortable doing it, then get someone else to do it - preferably someone who knows what they're doing.

I'd of posted a link to your laptop model service manual which has a guide for installing memory, but you haven't said what it is. If you feel you would like to have a go at re-seating the memory yourself, then please post back with the exact model.

Robin

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Inspiron 15R

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I think I should just send it in cause I just bought it in begining of march so I still have warranty on it plus paid for an extra yr. 🙂

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Hi sndkrs79,

Appreciate your cooperation so far. If the reseating memory modules have not worked then send me the system service tag via private message. I will check and see what can be done.

To send a private message, click on my name and select start conversation

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My Laptop Dell Inspiron N4050 suddenly showed Blue screen during my usage and gone off . I power it up again but it don't start at all . Instead, after some time it beeps 4 time repeatedly . I powered it off that time, then i tried 3-4 times to switch it up but of no avail . I detach the battery from it and unplug it for some time .

Now when i start it up again it just show the power light on and nothing at all happens . Its fan is running and two lights are on (one of power and second of charging), no beep sound and no display .

What should i do now ?

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Hi Umar,

Try and release the residual charge from the system. Here are the steps:

  • Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the power supply.
  • Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
  • Reconnect the power supply. Try to restart the computer and check.

If you are able to boot the system or get the display, run diagnostics to confirm hardware functionality. Here are the steps:

  • Restart the system and immediately start tapping the 'F12' key to enter the 'Boot Menu'.
  • Use the 'Down Arrow' key to highlight the 'Diagnostics' option. Press the 'Enter' key.
  • The diagnostics will begin. Please note the exact error message/code, if any appears on the screen.

If the issue still persist, connect the system to an external monitor and check if you get any display on it or not. This will help us identify the issue further.

The 4 beep codes indicates memory failure in Inspiron N4050. I recommend that you remove and reseat the Memory module and check functionality. You may refer to the Service Manual of this system for instructions on replacing the parts. Please follow the safety guidelines. Please try using one memory module at a time in both the slots to identify if memory has failed or if there is an issue with the memory slot.

Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.


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Hey, I have a huge question. My laptop beeps, I followed the code chart. And it was 3 & 5. What should I do?

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3 = Chipset Failure

5 = CMOS Battery Failure

I'd replace the CMOS battery first. If you still get 3 beeps after this then replace mainboard

Robin

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Thanks Mr. Saharsh K for your guidance .

Firstly, i pressed and hold the power button and tried to run the system but of no avail . Then as you suggest, I disassembled the laptop, change system RAM with one of my friend's and start the system again . It ran smoothly and there incurred no problem at all . It means my laptop RAM got dead or something .

Will you please tell me if there is any possible way to repair that RAM or i have to purchase a new one ?

Thanks again for your co-operation .

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You can't have the memory modules repaired - you will need to replace them.

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I have 7 beeps, Can someone please help me

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Hi Umar,

Thank you for sharing the information. As correctly mentioned by ejn63, the memory modules cannot be repaired and you will need to replace them. If the system is under warranty please share the system's Service Tag and Owner's Name with me via private message (click my username and then click Start Conversation). If the system is out of warranty, then you may refer to the link http://dell.to/12LmNBq to contact Dell's Expired Warranty Support team for assistance (Applicable for US Customers).

If you are in a different region, go to http://dell.to/18NmI2D select the country/region from the top, scroll down and click on 'Contact Dell Sales' to get the contact information.

@JrayR: Please share the exact system model and operating system installed. I'll be happy to assist further.

Please reply if you have any questions.


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Thanks a lot .

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Hi Umar,

Glad I was able to help. Feel free to reach out to us if you need any assistance in future.


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my laptop is making 4 beep than small interval than again 4 beep 

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Hi urvp25,

Please share the exact system model and operating system installed. Also, try releasing the residual charge on the system and check if you are able to boot. Here are the steps:

  • Disconnect any external peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) from the computer including the battery and AC Adapter.
  • Press and hold the power button for 20 seconds.
  • Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter. Try to restart the computer and check.

Please reply with the information, I'll be happy to assist you further.


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