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Dell 4400 desk top beeps 3 times on boot up 2-AMBER 2GREEN LIGHTS

Memory failed , checked and reset memory modules, same put good one in same. won't boot past this. Motherboard ? any one know Tks roadhard

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  • Dave Jan 24, 2009

    Tks. prton77, tried all that from dell still the same,any other advise will be welcomed,roadhard.

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Hi,
If the problem is not resolved after reseating the memory modules the problem more or less seems like a motherboard failure. Use the following troubleshooting steps to pin point the problem

http://tinyurl.com/bhl7xx


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Proton

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