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Four beeps wont turn on, Dell 4700

The computer was fine last night, I tried moving the mouse to turn my computer on. It wont do any thing. All it does is beep four times thats is. I have unplugged everything. Nothing is working.

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The four beeps usually indicate a memory problem and it won't pass it's Power On Self Test. Try reseating the memory sticks, or, if you have two of them, take one out and try to start the machine and then swap them.
If this doesn't solve the problem, you most likely have a bad motherboard.

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