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Will not run POST at turn on

I have a Dell optiplex GM5100 computer,S/N 78FP8. At turn on it give three long and three short beeps. Nothing esle.

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You can troubleshoot by opening the tower. Rest one hand on the power supply

to prevent static charge. Remove the system battery (about the size of a nickel).

Reset the CMOS jumper by moving it from pins 1 and 2 to 2 and 3. Reseat the

jumper onto pins 1 and 2 then reinsert the battery.

Check to make sure your IDE cables are pressed firmly at their locations.

Check your memory card(s) also for firm seating. If you have an add-on

graphics card you should also check it.

Power up and look for proper key to press in order to enter setup.

Once in Basic Input Output Settings select Load Setup Defaults.


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