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When your computer emits beeps when you power on the computer, it's usually means that you have a memory issue. Try re-seating the memory modules and power on the computer. If you have more the one module, insert one at a time and power on the computer.

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SOURCE: inspiron 531s upon starting beeps twice and pauses

Assuming that you hear 2 short beeps and a pause before you hear 2 more beeps, your computer can not detect any memory during the power on self test. Turn off everything and unplug all of the cables. Then open the computer and carefully remove all of the memory in the machine. (Press down on the plastic latches that hold the modules in place then pull the memory stick away from the motherboard.) Replace one module and then try to reboot the computer. If this works, try the other stick(s). Try the modules in different slots until you know if any of the modules and slots work.

Replace with new memory if possible. The 531 can take 512 MB or 1 GB memory with the following specs: 667-MHz or 800-MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

If the none of the memory works in any slots, try them in another computer if possible. If the memory works in another system, then the motherboard needs to be replaced.

I hope this helps.

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Posted on Sep 25, 2011

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SOURCE: my dell inspiron 531 is beeping when i try to boot

Ok with that issue your hard drive is either not connected correctly or your hard drive has gone bad.

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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SOURCE: My dell inspiron 531s wont

"No memory modules detected"

You can check the documentation at the link below..has suggested troubleshooting..

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp531s/en/om/html/trouble.htm#wp1085300

Scroll down a bit and you will see "beep codes".

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

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SOURCE: dell inspiron beeps twice , pauses beeps twice

This is the advanced troubleshooting section for most computers.

First thing to do is "reseat" the memory modules - Reseat, with the PC powered off first ground yourself to a metal part of the PC before touching the memory modules and then only handle them by the edges as they are static sensitive. Remove each memory module then reinstall and make sure it's fully and correctly seated. Try the PC and if there are still problems, try one memory module at a time in case one of them is defective.

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