Darshak
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Vostro 1000 BIOS POST beep error code

Hello,

 

I have a vostro 1000, and it is not turning on.

when I try to switch it on, there is no display on the screen, the BIOS POST gives 4 beeps and 3 beeps (4 - 3).

I am not getting what these beeps mean in any of the user manuals.

I even tried to attach an external monitor, but no help.

I removed the RAM, cleaned it and put it back, even this didnt help.

 

If someone can tell me what is this problem, it will be great!

 

Thanks in advance.

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Darshak
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Re: Vostro 1000 BIOS POST beep error code

The pathetic Dell Customer support center told me that the motherboard was gone and I had to replace it.

And the REAL problem was , the RAM slot was faulty, I just removed my RAM, put it in the other slot and it started working!!!

 

They had quoted me a Rs. 7000 (~ $ 160) for replacing the mother board.

 

Dell is a BIG cheater company, please dont every buy anything from them.

 

I know the developers who put this 7 beep error message know what the problem is, but they just want to make money.

 

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9 Rhodium

Re: Vostro 1000 BIOS POST beep error code

However, if you ever need that other RAM socket, you will have to replace the mainboard - so Dell is correct.

 

You patched around the problem, rather than fixing it.

 

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Darshak
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Re: Vostro 1000 BIOS POST beep error code

Oh yeah...! u big advocate of Dell.

I dont care about adding a new piece of RAM, all I care is that my current Laptop works...

Anyways, who is going to buy anything from Dell next time!

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equilazer
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RE: Vostro 1000 BIOS POST beep error code

Dell makes good products most of the time, reasonably priced and I can only recommend this brand.

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