I have a Dell Dimension 8200. Try to upgrade RDRAM from 512MB to 1GB. After installing modules and power up, no video just a beep sequence of 5-2-2-1. Return to original configuration but pc will no longer boot and I all I get is the beep sequence. Back of pc has a error code of green, yellow, yellow, yellow -" Memory not detected". I think the BIOS/mobo detected memory it doesn't like and won't boot but it now stuck in that state no matter what. Remove the clock battery didn't help. Any suggestion?
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I THINK IT IS MEMORY UPGRADE, ALSO MAYBE A PARITY ERROR, SOME MEMORY DO NOT NEED PARITY ON THE CHIP SET, AND IF IT HAS PARITY ON THE CHIP THAN YOU GET ERRORS,
REMOVE THE NEW MEMORY AND SEE IF THE MACHINE WILL WORK IF SO THAN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE NEW MEMORY,
RAM TYPE: EDO, PARITY AND NON PARITY MEMORY, FPM MEMORY, THE CACHING MEMORY NEEDTO TO HAVE L1 OR L2 OR EVEN L3 CACHING CAPABILITIES,NMI ERRORS .
not:::: EAch manifacture may have a different voltage in the curcuitry and it may have the wrong voltage but i think that way out there and not to even consider it.....
does the manufact even allow that much ram upgrade???
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Sounds like a RAM problem. Go to the back of the machine, You will see 2 large, thumb Screws, Twist them about half a turn and remove the main board. Remove and reinsert the memory stick. If that does not fix it the main board or the electronics module has probably failed.
This is a problem I've seen with Dell PCs, what it is doing is trying
to boot from the card reader on the printer. My PC had this problem,
and a Dell BIOS upgrade fixed it. It would even try to boot from USB
keys or mp3 players I left in the USB slot! So I have a feeling you
have the same problem I had.
If you don't feel comfortable updating the BIOS, then contact Dell and maybe they can walk you through it.
Try these. Reset the Photoconductor Drum Counter 1. Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. 2. Open the front door of the printer. 3. HoldContinuebutton down, power on the printer, and continue to holdingContinuedown until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, releaseContinuebutton. The LEDs will continue flashing until onlyError LED will be lit. 4. Close the front door.Continue,Ready/Data,Toner Low andLoad Paper LEDs should be lit. 5. Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds 6. PressCancel button 4 times slowly until theToner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter. 7. Press and holdContinueuntil all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then releaseContinue. Now only theToner LowLED will be lit. 8. Cycle the power of the printer.
Same thing happened to me....yesterday I went online at www.dell.com
to download the latest firmware & driver for my Dell 946 Printer.
After downloading the firmware the printer went haywire and is rendered
useless. It emits beeps and the green power light will stay lit then
flash every 3 seconds or so. There is no read-out on the lcd display.
I phoned Dell only to be told I should not have downloaded the firmware
and that Dell does not recommend downloading firmware. If that is the
case then why is the firmware listed on the Dell site with instructions
to do so? I was advised that no support could be offered because the
printer is out of warranty and was told to uninstall the printer and
re-install. I have tried everything, including uninstalling printer,
unplugging printer, etc. and nothing has helped. I have researched
online and note that this is a recurrent problem. This problem is
noted in the forums section of Dell.com - I have followed directions
listed in the forum section of Dell.com as noted (see below websites)
but this has not fixed the problem....
Since this seems to be a known problem and the problem is actually
caused by downloading firmware from the Dell site I feel it is an
injustice not to offer some type of support to rectify the problem. I
have always bought Dell products and advised others to do so, but with
this problem I feel that I will be changing my brand that I purchase.
I will be contacting Consumer Reports - I feel this warrants some type of recall!!
The 6 beeps along with the orange light stands for "Re-install BJ cartridge or replace it".
You might have already fixed the problem by replacing the cartridge, and you're still stuck with the error indication.
Waste Error Reset
1: Power off printer
2: Hold Resume button then press and hold POWER, the beeper will sound once.
3: Hold POWER and release RESUME
4: Press RESUME twice
5: When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME three(3) times. The indicator should be orange.
6: Press Power to set data
If it still doesn't go away, try cleaning the contacts the cartridge makes with the printhead. Dip the carts contacts(dipping only the contact area) in shallow hot water for a minute, then wipe dry with a cloth that doesn't shed fiber. Also clean the contacts on the printhead using a damp cloth, maybe also some alcohol.
If it still doesn't go away you have to think of replacing the printhead, or chucking it.