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I have a Dell Vostro 200 PC and whenever I turn it on, the fan sounds loudly and a beeping noise occurs; the moniter doesn't seem to be picking up a signal either. Has anyone got any advice?

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  • bensgreen Nov 22, 2008

    It will have three short beeps, then there is a gap of about 5 seconds and it will beep again three times, and continues to do this.



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Power OFF the machine.disconnect all the wires connected externally to the the cpu/tower and check out inside if there is dust collected .then clean that dirt/dust properly.then remove all the video cards,sound cards,RAM,and all the wres connected to the board carefully.then refit it again as it was connected on the mother board.this will hardly take half an hour.then connect the power  cord of the machine to the power outlet and ON and check out.this beep will go and pc will start working.

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The beeping is a error message, can you count me how many long and short beeps you get, it tells us of a hardware failure.

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  • Ekse Nov 22, 2008


    is the computer under warranty? if your computer is still covered by warranty contact your dealer or dell for repair, if its outside of warranty we can freely try a few things without loosing anything.

    If you can open the pc case, remove the memory modules heres a video on that

    to remove the memory you need to press the white things at both ends, and take the memory out, it should come out easyly, if it doesn't check that both the white things are pressed.

    remove all the memory from the computer and plug it back to the power source again, you don't need to close the cover, then turn on the computer, it should beep in a diffrent way or not at all, wait for the beeps or just 1 minute and then the computer off and unplug it again, ones unpluged install one of the memory modules you removed and try turning on again and see what happens do you get beeps or picture? if you get beeps count them again.



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