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aidanodr
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Vostro 3750 - no ram 2 beeps, with ram 1 beep

Hi Guys,

I have a clients Vostro 3750. 

If I leave the ram in it and turn on - the buttons over top right opposite power button light up in sequence, I get 1 beep then the system dies.

However if I take out the Ram and turn on -  the buttons over top right opposite power button light up in sequence, I get 2 beeps ( No RAM?? )  .. BUT the system stays on, nothing on the screen however.

I have heard that 1 beep might indicate motherboard borked BUT with no Ram the machine does stay on. I would have thought if the board was dead the system wouldnt stay on.

Any thoughts??

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aidanodr
2 Bronze

RE: Vostro 3750 - no ram 2 beeps, with ram 1 beep

It seems 1 beep is a drive problem or Video card issue. 

Anyone with further info or a fix .. much appreciated

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RE: Vostro 3750 - no ram 2 beeps, with ram 1 beep

One beep is a BIOS ROM problem -- the mainboard is faulty.  Chances are without RAM the test isn't getting that far -- hence the different beep codes.

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aidanodr
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RE: Vostro 3750 - no ram 2 beeps, with ram 1 beep

Thanks EJN63

Yes, after further exploration it does look like the motherboard is fubared. 

I assume the 1 beep as motherboard dead warning is pretty much written in stone??  That it is not the processor instead?

I ask this because I want to be sure before investing in a replacement board. Any way of knowing the processor is OK I wonder?

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8 Xenon

RE: Vostro 3750 - no ram 2 beeps, with ram 1 beep

One beep is the board - not the CPU.

I'd question whether it's worth replacing a board on a system this old -- that decision is up to you though.

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