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I get one long beep and one short beep on my dimension2350. what does that mean is wrong?

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Memory is not installed or not detected.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/advanced.htm

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Hi, you can download a manual here:

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=AI7&fMTYPE=Socket 478&pPRODINFO=Manual

The fault could be the cpu, wrong type of ram, a faulty ram module
or a fault in the mainboard.
Check all the settings in the manual and the bios aswell.

Here is a list of beep codes:
Basic Beep Codes for ABIT AWARD BIOS Motherboards

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  2. One beep - board is working fine
  3. One long beep then machine shuts down - faulty, improperly installed or missing CPU
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Try this motherboard troubleshooting beeping code first.
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Two beeps means CMOS error.
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Three long beeps means keyboard error.
Continuous long beeps means memory not detected.
Continuous Hi-Lo beeps means processor overheat,loose blower fan heat sink.

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One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps means Video problem.
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2.No beep is usually a power problem that can be related to the power supply, motherboard or both. Always check your battery power before thinking there is a bigger problem.

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This is most likely a memory error. You didn't say if you've done any work inside the computer but if you have double check that the ram is seated correctly.

You bios is award and these are the beep codes:

Beep code brief:
1 Long Beep: Memory problem
1 Long Beep and 2 Short Beeps: Video error
Continuous Beeping: Memory or video problem
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1 long Beep: Memory problem
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