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Intermittant problem. works fine then turns off and beeps and will not turn on again.

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    restarts fine but if you turn it off takes forever to try to get it to turn back on power light just blinks and no imput to moniter

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Could possibly be a RAM issue. There is RAM checking software available on the Web, but a surefire way of determining an issue is to replace the RAM to test.

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Has anything changed since it was working last? check that first
Next -- the Beep codes indicate a hardware problem --the PC was unable to POST(Power On Self Test-)-but DELL's beep codes closest to what you described is either 1-2-video card not detected or 1-3-1-1 which is Memory (RAM) error adn the PHEONIX beep code of 1-3-2 is Memory error also-- so be sure all cards and chips are seated properly--I dont think its the hardrive --a PC can still boot and POST without a hardrive.


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Hi,

the fact that there is no picture it doesn't mean that the lcd monitor wouldn't turn on or would be faulty.

It means that the monitor is not getting picture from the computer, the cord could be loose or the computer has a problem and its unable to start up or send signal.

you can try the monitor on another computer that works, to find out if the display works fine.

if the display works fine then the problem is the computer not turning on or starting up, if there is a fault or error you should hear beeps, the lack of beeps may also be a sign of a fault or a error.

What you can do is, unplug the computer for 10 minutes and try turning it on again, reconnect the display cable and try again.

Do you have a screwdriver and is the computer covered with warranty or not? if the computer is on warranty better not to get inside, just contact your dealer and get it serviced.

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Unplug power from the machine for a period of 5-10 minutes.

Plug it back in and attempt to boot. Carefully notice if there are any beeps again, and listen for pauses in between. Dell beep codes go in a three pulse pattern I.E. 4-Slight Pause-4-Slight Pause-2-Pause/ and repeat.

After this, you may have to open your machine and assure that everything is well connected.

There is a chance however that a major system component has failed and needs to be replaced.

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if u count the number of beeps or is it continuous???????

ne way
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Why would you want to connect to Windows? Yecch. Go to OSNews.com and check around for an interesting OS and filesystem combination.

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