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6 beeps on start up, no video

On start up,

the power button is green, the hard disk light is green, and the disk drive is green.

then, the power button turns red after a few seconds, and gives out 6 consecutive beeps pauses, and repeats the 6 consectutive beeps...

the monitor does not show any activity at all.

please help...

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Without knowing what yo have for a BIOS, it is difficult to diagnose. The below link is a list of beep error codes for different BIOS types. Check your BIOS to see if it is one on the list and see what it means:

http://www.technick.net/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=guide_beep_codes

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I had this same issue. There happened to be a lot of dust on the graphics card, which may have been shorting it. A quick fix was to spray it down with some compressed air, and now it's working great!

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/adtshoot.htm#wp1056411

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