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1a) The cooling system uses air to cool the hardware components inside your laptop. If the cooling system is clogged with 'Gunk', and cannot adequately receive the needed air flow, the Processor and graphics chipset will overheat.
The Processor and the graphics chipset (G.P.U.) are the two hardware components that give off the most heat.
Having the laptop dirty inside can cause a serious issue also, and especially on the Pavilion dv6000 series of Notebook PC;
The graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard with a BGA surface mount. Through constant overheating of the graphics chipset, the solder joints (Connections) may partially melt, then re-solidify when the laptop is turned off. (Cools down)
This cause cold solder joints of the graphics chipset to motherboard, and a poor contact of graphics chipset to motherboard.
The problem with the Pavilion dv2000, dv6000, and dv9000 series of Notebook PC's, is inadequate cooling for the graphics chipset.
the beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the ram,all the memory in the ram is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off. make sure that your RAM is securely seated try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATAthe ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps
Has anything changed since it was working last? check that first
Next -- the Beep codes indicate a hardware problem --the PC was unable to POST(Power On SelfTest-)-but DELL's beep codes closest to what you described is either 1-2-video card not detected or 1-3-1-1 which is Memory (RAM) error adn the PHEONIX beep code of 1-3-2 is Memory error also-- so be sure all cards and chips are seated properly--I dont think its the hardrive --a PC can still boot and POST without a hardrive.
3 beeps means that it's a RAM fault. If your memory worked just fine in another pc then it's the fault of the memory controller of the chipset on the motherboard - either the memory slot is loose (move the stick in the slot and try again) or the chipset itself is failing. That can't be fixed, the mobo is dead, replace it.
the beeping sound is the post system searching for your hard drive and other connected devices try replacing all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ? hope this helps