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6 long beeps Dell GX280

Please help auntie! I have four PCs model RB-DT-OL-Dell GX280 – they are fairly thin and light, you can open them like a suitcase. They worked just fine, then all of a sudden I’ve heard 6 long beeps on startup of one PC, and nothing was on screen. Fan became noisy, like vacuum cleaner, and moved so violently, I was scared away. I googled out one advice – to disconnect bios battery for 10 minutes and then put it back. Computer worked well for about 30 minutes, then again screen turned black and fan moved too fast. I put that pc aside and used hd for another computer. But in several days a second gx280 gave me exactly same problem with 6 long beeps, and soon I noticed that fan gets a little noisy on the third one. It’s getting serious now. Any ideas? Please.

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You may have some machines with the bad capacitor problem. Check out saome pictures from my web site at www.ccl-la.com/badcaps.htm Open your computers and see if you have any capacitors that look like the pictures. The Dell GX270's and the GX280's have the problem. There are several places on the internet that can repair your boards if you find that this is the problem. I hope this helps.

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