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XPS 600 - Six Beeps No Boot

When I turn on my Dell XPS 600 I hear 6 beeps from the computer and no signal to the monitor. This comes after it recently has been rebooting randomly whether I'm actively using the machine or letting it idle with processes such as Firefox running.

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  • tsion_cy Jan 30, 2009

    Yes, your response sent me on the right track to solving my problem. Initially I was trying to help fix that computer over the phone. Once I got it in my hands it was just a matter of eliminating potential issue. I came down to little more than "6" beeps that I was told over the phone. In the end though it led me to a memory problem that was caused by the motherboard. It stopped working with Dual Channels. Instead of running on the single stick of RAM (which allowed me to boot) I stuck the the two in slot A1 and B1 so it at least kept the same amount of memory.

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Follow this link and figure out what the beep code is telling you and i can try to help you fix it from there. I can tell you that what you are describing usually is caused by a hardware issue.

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers Jan 26, 2009

    i just wanted to check in and see if I was any help to your problem?

  • Jason Tennant
    Jason Tennant Oct 27, 2013

    mine has done this a few times, usually just unplugging power supply lead from pc, then holding down power button to remove static energy and then plugging back power and rebooting solves this issue. Once this has failed then i just removed panels and hoovered out motherboard and componants seemed to do the trick

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