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Your computer might emit a series of beeps
during start-up if the monitor cannot display
errors or problems. The following repetitive
beep codes help you troubleshoot problems
with your computer.
NOTE: To replace parts, see the Service
Manual on the Dell Support website at
One beep - BIOS ROM checksum failure;
possible motherboard failure
Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell" on page 53).
Two beeps - No RAM detected
Remove the memory modules, reinstall
one module and restart the computer. If
the computer starts normally, reinstall anadditional module. Continue until you have
identified a faulty module or reinstalled all
modules without an error.
If available, install memory modules of the
same type in your computer.
Three beeps - Possible motherboard failure
Contact Dell (see "Contacting Dell' on page 53).
Four beeps - RAM read/write failure
Ensure that no special memory module/
memory connector placement requirements
exist (see the Service Manual on the Dell
Support website at support.dell.com).
Verify that the memory modules that you are
installing are compatible with your computer.
Five beeps - Real Time Clock failure
Replace the battery.
Six beeps - Video BIOS test failure
remove the RAM chip and start the computer without the ram chip inserted and see if you get beeps if yes the motherboard/bios is ok, even if you dont get to hear any beeps, try rubbing the edge of the ram which goes into the ram slot using a Eraser and then reinsert the same back in Ram slot and then see if you can at least get to bios and see if hard disk is detected as windows boots from hard disk if yes check if you can boot to windows if no may need to reinstall windows.please reply with results so that can help
A beep code of 3-3-4= Video Memory(RAM) Test Failurethat would explain why you get nothing on your screen the first thing you would need to do is disconnect your monitor and try it on another computer. if it works fine then the problem is your video card. If that the case and the video card is intergrated with the motherboard, you will need to repalce the motherboard --- Sorry-- Please vote me a 10 when this works
please find the range of error beeps below try to associate the error beeps you receive with the error message and possible solution. Phoenix BIOS beep codes are a series of beeps separated by a pause, for example:
1 short, 1 long beepSystem board error also visit the below site for ore information http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/post-beep-codes.htm
m3plugin.dll is part of Websearch software. As I know it is malware. Try to uninstall all websearch product, also you can delete it from stratup like this:
Click on START - click run - type msconfig and hit Enter. In the Startup tab look for m3plugin.dll or websearch, uncheck them and restart your computer.
If the PC does not to any beep then usually is a problem with the motherboard.
If the PC does a certain number of beeps on startup, then tell me how many beeps to troubleshoot the problem.
If the computer does single beep on startup as usual, then may be the monitor, monitor cable or graphic adapter.
Simple thing that you can do it yourself is disconnecting computer power cable from power outlet for 15 -12 mins. ac connect it back, this will solve troubles caused by electrostatic charges. Also check video cable connections to monitor. If you have another computer also test the monitor on other computer. If the main unit is not booting (CD drives and internal fans often start up even if the Motherboard is blown). Then yo need to open the pc and test component inside. If you have practice in fixing hardware you can start removing RAM modules and testing them, then buy a tester board for the MB and do a diagnostic test on motherboard. Other options are taking PC to service or getting a new PC. If the PC is still under guarantee, then contact Acer to validate your guarantee and get the machine to an authorised service centre.