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DELL BEEP CODES Beep CodesBeep CodeDescriptionFailure Coverage 1 System Board: BIOS ROM failure System Board, covers BIOS corruption or ROM error 2 Memory No Memory / RAM detected 3 Chipset Error (North and South Bridge Chipset DMA/IMR/ Timer Error for Intel platform); Chipset Error System Board Chipset Failure Time-Of-Day Clock test failure. Gate A20 failure Super I/O chip failure Keyboard controller test failure. 4 RAM Read/Write failure Memory failure 5 RTC Power Fail. CMOS battery failure 6 Video BIOS Test Failure Video card / chip failure 7 CPU Cache Test Failure CPU failure 8 LCD LCD failure
Welcome to the world of Windows 7. Don't you miss Windows XP? LOL, Windows 7 is a nightmare just like Vista.
Anyway I think it's your Memory. You mentioned moving the memory chips around, but you didn't mention trying one at a time. I think one of them is bad.
Memory ChipRemove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of thememory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer. If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x onit with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the nextmemory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set itaside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If itboots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and putit into the open memory chip slot and try booting.Try just working with one of them in Slot 1 and swap them out in just Slot 1.
Oh, I just thought of something else, Maybe you have bad Capacitors on the motherboard. Remove the Power Cord, Remove the Case. Take a flash light and look inside the computer at the capacitors. They look like little Battery Towers. If any of them are spewing corrosion out of them, they can cause the computer to go crazy just like yours is doing.
I would check the ram chips first,, pull them out and reinstall them, most of the time this will work. if not.... try starting the laptop with only one ram chip installed, then try the same thing with the 2nd ram chip install,, test one at a time..
If this dont work it may be a bad GPU connectoin to the mother board, This can be fixed but in most cases a new mother board is needed.
Try to get in long enough to check for Battery drivers in your system devices,they may need to be reinstalled,as your computer keeps crashing,this may corrupt them.Also try running your laptop with 1 Ram card at a time,you will find the cards located on the bottom of the laptop..just take the screw out till the door opens and leave 1 Ram card in,see if the laptop still acts up....if it does,take that Ram out and try the other one by itself.You may have to get a new plug and solder it in or you can just hold the power plug in with a peice of black electrical tape.Please let me know how you make out :)
Issue with the memory chips(Ram of the notebook). U need to take out battery and ac adaptor and check for the ram compartment which will have a small image of a teeth or a comb like structure, compartment placed at the bottom of the computer. After U opened up the compartment U will find 2 green chips placed one over the other with two clips holding them from the side.
First push the clips on the opposite direction and then the chips will come out put them back again firmly(be carefull too) If still beeps then take one chip and boot the notebook if it beeps take this one out and put the other one in if the nb doesnt beep with a ram then the other one has gone bad needs replacement.. if still the issue not resolved replace the ram chips.