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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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Beep Codes
Your computer might emit a series of beeps
during start-up if the monitor cannot display
errors or problems. The following repetitive
beep codes help you troubleshoot problems
with your computer.
NOTE: To replace parts, see the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at
support.dell.com.
One beep - BIOS ROM checksum failure;
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Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 53).
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Remove the memory modules, reinstall
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If available, install memory modules of the
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Verify that the memory modules that you are
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Computer beeps


If you try to power on your computer and nothing happens but a bunch of beeps there is something you can do. The beeps actually mean something. To make sure you can hear the beeps check in the bios options. If there is an option for a silent boot you won't hear any beeps. If you hear one beep every time your computer starts then you don't have to worry about this.

If you want to check this setting refer to my other tip on how to enter bios and change boot settings.

If you try to boot your computer and nothing shows up on your monitor do these steps first.
1-Check all your cables in the back of the computer.
2-check your power source and power cord to the monitor
3-try another monitor if possible
4-If on a power bar try to turn off the power bar and reset the breaker

If you try to boot your computer and nothing happens and you hear beeps look at this website. The beeps you hear are actually telling you what is wrong. Look at the website by clocking on the link below and click on the computer beep codes link. If you want to scroll down past the link it will show you bios codes to enter the bios in your computer


http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

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