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Dell dimension 2400

Installed new cpu compatible to dimension, starts on logo screen, continuous beeping, followed by keyboard failure so can't go into bios. what do i do?

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Re: dell dimension 2400

Click this link:

It contains the list of the beep codes for dell dimension 2400.

There is also a guide on how and what to troubleshoot. Motherboards use beep codes to indicate what error might caused the system to malfunction.

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When I turn on my dell 9200, a beeping sound starts from the CPU and nothing comes up on the screen

how many beeps you have?if three short beeps its you RAM failure..try to reinsert you RAM or replaced it a new RAM..if theres a long beep..its your video card..

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Inspiron 531s will not boot up, keeps beeping, saying it is in power save mode. How do I fix the problem

System Beep Codes The Inspiron™ 531 / 531s system can emit a series of beeps during start-up if the display cannot show errors or problems. These series of beeps, called beep codes, identify various problems. One possible beep code consists of repetitive three short beeps. This beep code indicates the computer encountered a possible system board failure.
The series of beeps has a 3-second delay before it repeats. The series and delays continually loop until you press the power button.
Code Description Suggested Remedy 1 BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure System board failure; covers BIOS corruption or ROM error 2 No memory modules detected
  1. If you have two or more memory modules installed, remove the modules, reinstall one module, and then restart the computer. If the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module. Continue until you have identified a faulty module or reinstalled all modules without error.
  2. If available, install a good memory module of the same type into the computer.
  3. If the problem persists, contact Dell.
3 Chipset error (North and Southbridge chipset, DMA/IMR/Timer Error for Intel® platform); chipset error System board failure. Power LED is blinking amber. Time-Of-Day Clock test failure Gate A20 failure Super I/O chip failure Keyboard controller test failure 4 RAM read/write failure
  1. Ensure no special memory module/memory connector placement requirements exist.
  2. Verify the memory modules you are installing are compatible with the computer.
  3. If the problem persists, contact Dell.
5 Real time clock failure. Possible battery failure or system board failure.
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6 Video BIOS test failure Video card failure 7 CPU cache test failure Processor failure

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I have a dell dimension 2400. My starts up fine

Most likely a motherboard issue.

Also ensure the CPU Heatsink is firmly attached. If the heatsink is loose, replace the plastic heatsink retainer

If it is secure, then the motherboard is the most likely failure point

May 19, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Thnx to prton77 with my dell dimension 2400for

Thanks for the update on the same.Wanted to confirm if you get any beeps like 3-2-4 when you start the computer. Also check the back panel of the system , if the ABCD light are all green . For more on that refer to the page below

Thanks for fixya

Mar 16, 2010 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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2 beeps on startup

It's a memory parity error. Try removing and re-installing your RAM to see if it resets. Be SURE to take precaution for static electricity.

Sep 17, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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My dell dimension 2400 beeps morse code like and won't load

you have to follow the beeps very well to understand wat is the problem, each type of beep gives you sign for problem. so check if its one beep, two, or three, short or long, this makes very easy to you to define the problem.
Try to take out that parallel port if your pc works fine, this means this connector was not compitable to your board.

Best regards

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Can not get into safty mode get floppy diskette seek failure i have a dell dimension 5150

restart the pc and press F2 immediately after the dell logo comes on.
go into BIOS and disable the floppy drive. exit and restart the pc.

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Dell 2400 ram upgrade problem

RAM can be finicky so first test all memory slots with a known good stick (your 512MB). Make sure you're starting from a complete power down and you get a POST beep (hopefully your system is set up to beep when it powers on) and everything loads up all the way through to your OS.

Once you do that with all your memory slots test with the new stick by itself in all memory slots. If neither of the memory slots work with the new stick but you verify that it works in another system you should then check your BIOS settings and RAM timings to ensure compatibility with your stick. If you can't find the timing on the RAM stick itself, look up the manufacturer's part number for the information.

Good luck!

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Computer hangs at the Dee Logo

Look at the description for the diagnostic lights on a Dell 2400 here under "A possible expansion card failure has occurred."

If you have recently installed any card (wireless, sound, etc.), then this would be my first suspect.

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Typically, a system that won't pass POST (Power On Self Test) will beep in a pattern indicating what the problem is. Here's the beep codes for Dell systems:

Beep Codes Possible Causes Corrective Action 1 - 2 No video card detected Reseat the video card 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 BIOS ROM checksum error 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 DRAM refresh error Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 8742 Keyboard Controller error Reseat the keyboard connector 1 - 3 - 3 - 1 Memory defective or not present Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 1 RAM failure on line xxx Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 3 RAM failure on data bits xxx of low byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules 1 - 4 - 1 - 1 RAM failure on data bits xxx of high byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules

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