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manitoudell
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inspiron 15R 5520 repeated beeps

On restarting 15R 5520, laptop just beeps forever (bout once a second).  First time it happened it was after laptop had been running for about 3 hours.  I tried removing battery etc.  Eventually it started up.   a few weeks later when I rebooted/cycled power, again nothing but beeps ...  Today same thing, laptop was not hot, it had only been on a few minutes, and I decided to reboot .... beep  beep beep .....   again after many different tries it powerd up .

what should i do?

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laserman778
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RE: inspiron 15R 5520 repeated beeps

The beep code you are describing is described by  the manual as "BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure" and is said to be caused by a "System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM errors." I would remove and replace the CMOS battery to reset BIOS. See if that works. How to do that can be found here: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15r-5520_Owner%27s%20Manual_en-us.pdf

-Brandon


Forum Member Since 2010
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lorgabean
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RE: inspiron 15R 5520 repeated beeps

Hey Brandon, where in the heck do you get beep codes?  I have an Inspiron 15R (5537, Mid 2013), and none of the downloadable manuals for this model lists the beep codes.  Thanks in advance!

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laserman778
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RE: inspiron 15R 5520 repeated beeps

Here is the page with many diagnostic error codes, beep codes, and more troubleshooting codes: en.community.dell.com/.../3624.beep-codes-and-psa-diagnostic-chart

-Brandon


Forum Member Since 2010
I, like others, am a forum member and not an employee of Dell

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lorgabean
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RE: inspiron 15R 5520 repeated beeps

Thanks man!  That is beautiful 🙂

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manitoudell
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RE: inspiron 15R 5520 repeated beeps

Brandon,

  I was still getting beeps on restart, would keep cycling power, and it would eventually reboot.  then  I stopped ever shutting it down or doing updates etc, and it would continue to run just fine (and I ordered a similar Dell laptop so I could swap out drives).  Eventually, I powered it down and it would never start, just beep   beep .... about every second forever .... sigh.

So i followed the youtube directions on replacing the CMOS battery.  Old battery measured 3.182v, new battery 3.279v.   Reassembled, and not surprisingly new CMOS battery  did NOT help ...  still  beep   beep beep ...

? bad fan?   bad motherboard?   tough luck?

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