Question about Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop
My computer was working fine last night. I shut it down when I went to bed, but when I came back this morning to turn it back on, it beeped several times very loudly and then the fan came on and sounded like a jet engine, louder than I have ever heard it. There doesn't seem to be any signal being sent to the monitor. It just continues to search for a signal.
I opened up the case a little bit ago and unplugged the drives (in hopes to not hurt them in any of the repair processes). When I turned on the computer after that it still beeped at me but the fans didn't go crazy. Plus, there still was no display on the monitor. So I haven't really made any progress.
Any ideas on what could be wrong? Motherboard and Processor were two ideas that came to my mind. The computer is about 5 years old and I dont really want to sink any more money into it, but it would be nice to get it working again to get my files off if nothing else...
If you have any idea of opening the computer and try to tighten all the cards once and than try to reboot it. The beeps mean that there is some hardware thing which is loosen. So try to tighten all the cards ram all the wires as much as possible.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
If short beeps...cause are the memory module
remove and clean the memory module contact point using rubber eraser
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Generally and indication of a software issue that is locking the system. There can be hardware causes too.
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
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