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8 beeps on the computer indicate LCD failure.
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Hi Rajesh, it appears you haven´t received my two e-mails sent you yesterday. Here my tag number again: DSXX6R1. Still in the problem.
I have the same issue with the same machine. Not much luck when contacting Dell for help either. As a matter of fact, one time I was placed on hold and was forwarded to some weird automated marketing/spam number. Really weird. Anyways, I tried so many different things, even opening the machine and double checking all ribbon connections, especially the one for the lcd. This didn't work however. For my situation, I just end up rebooting multiple times until the damn thing actually boots into windows. Therefore, I was relying on leaving the machine on standby and dreading having to restart/shutdown.
The only thing that has worked and alleviated most of the beeping was the following (I'm on windows 7):
Run 'msconfig', go to the boot section and check 'no GUI boot'. This alleviated the issue most of the time, but not 100%.
Sometimes, it is just a couple of times. Sometimes, I've had to reboot up to 20 times. It's damn crazy. The lack of consistency makes me believe it's a software issue, but may also be hardware where even the temperature of the machine can affect one of the components.
Have you tried updating the bios from the dell support download site for that machine?
I also looked into turning off some of the tests it runs at startup such as the safeboot. However, it appears for this particular bios, there is no option to change this.
Eventually I got fed up and purchased a new laptop. Still have my 14z though and use it at work as a supplement. It's basically on or in sleep most of the time.
I think I have the latest bios, I'm not sure if I can do much since the machine doesn't boot to bios or Windows.
let my try the reboot multiple times