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Re: I've drop my laptop.
Man buddy, if that's all that failed, you sure are lucky. Anyway, I don't think that you could have damaged your memory before damaging the hard drive or anything else. The machine should be able to run anyway without any RAM, but does the system actually boot to windows, or does it just say this in the bios? If it boots to windows, that I would just go down to your neighborhood computer repair shop and have them re-connect your RAM cards, or if you're still feeling lucky, then you can open up your laptop with a micro screwdriver set and tighten them yourself. If you wish to do so, let me know, and I'll give you a tutorial.
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Sounds like you mother board is the problem.
Did you drop it, add memory.......
1 short DRAM refresh failure CH000996
2 short Parity circuit failure CH000607
3 short Base 64K RAM failure CH000996
4 short System timer failure CH000607
5 short Process failure CH000607
6 short Keyboard controller Gate A20 error CH000383
7 short Virtual mode exception error CH000607
8 short Display memory Read/Write test failure CH000607
9 short ROM BIOS checksum failure CH000607
10 short CMOS shutdown Read/Write error CH000239
11 short Cache Memory error CH000607
1 long, 3 short Conventional/Extended memory failure CH000996
1 long, 8 short Display/Retrace test failed CH000607
DELL BEEP CODES Beep CodesBeep CodeDescriptionFailure Coverage 1 System Board: BIOS ROM failure System Board, covers
BIOS corruption or ROM error 2 Memory No Memory / RAM detected 3 Chipset Error
(North and South Bridge Chipset DMA/IMR/ Timer Error for Intel platform);
Chipset Error System Board Chipset Failure Time-Of-Day Clock test failure. Gate
A20 failure Super I/O chip failure Keyboard controller test failure. 4 RAM
Read/Write failure Memory failure 5 RTC Power Fail. CMOS battery failure 6 Video
BIOS Test Failure Video card / chip failure 7 CPU Cache Test Failure CPU failure
8 LCD LCD failure
I see how frustrating it can be to have a computer that is as unreliable. In this issue, as you described, I see that there are a couple of things that might be causing the failure in your portable system. One is the video card driver, another is the memory module. The reason for the failure on the memory module is that once an operating system is loaded into a computer, it gets loaded in the memory module, and failure of the device will usually result to BSOD.
Here is what you can try to do to further isolate the issue.
1. uninstall the video driver of your computer
a. press the windows key + R
b. type devmgmt.msc then click on ok
c. click on the plus sign beside the display adapter and you should see there something that says Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video. d. right click on that item and then choose uninstall. e. download this file into your computer desktop: video driver f. restart your computer. when it asks for a video driver for your computer, cancel it then double click on the driver that you downloaded into your desktop.
if this does not resolve the issue, you will need to do trial and error on the memory module on your computer.
2. Reseat the memory module on your computer. Download this user manual so that you will be guided in getting access to the memory module of your computer.
3. if step 2 does not work try to work your computer with one memory module at a time (assuming that you have two memory module installed in your computer. This is to find out if there are any defective memory module installed in your computer.
I do hope this information is enough to fix your computer. Do give me an update on what happens so that we will be able to further diagnose your concern.
Note: it would help much if you take a note on the BSOD error that you encounter.
3 beeps usually means a memory problem. Have you recently replaced the memory or dropped the laptop? The memory is accessible from the bottom of the laptop take it out reseat it and see if that resolves.Have to say there have been a lot of people asking the same question from Sony. If that does not work, I would call them and see if they have come up with a solution.
Whilst this error can occur due to a faulty hard drive or corrupt page file, but is also a symptom of faulty RAM memory. Unless you have heard "clunking" noises from your new hard drive, its unlikely to be the new disk this time.
Check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help pinpoint the device causing the error. Disabling memory caching of the BIOS might also resolve it. Finally, if all the above steps fail to resolve the error, take the system to a repair facility for diagnostic testing. If you the laptop is overheating, or you can't hear the fan running then fan failure might also be a possible cause.
Well there is certainly a RAM related problem. You have to open your RAM Module, Clean its golden coloured edges and reinsert it properly. Then start your laptop to see if it changes anything. If everything remains same then you have to replace your RAM.
Be very carefull if you open your RAM. Consult your Manual first.