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Dell dimension 5150 - start up

My dell desktop won't start up. it was left on standby over night a then whilst i was out next day it seems to have broken. there is power, as it tries to start, but it does not recognise the keyboard or screen. it makes strange harsh beep-like noises for about 30 seconds, then does nothing at all. the 3 and 4 lights are lit up on the front and a green light is on the motherboard.

does anybody have an idea as to what is wrong? if so i'd appreciate any help!

thanks, John

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  • jonnyjive Feb 13, 2008

    yeah i tried all that - ended up calling dell and they ran me through resetting the memory - seemed to do the trick - i think it had been on too long... thanks for the suggestion though

  • skalolo Jun 05, 2008

    my dell computer does not even start to boot! It was just working properly, when I came back trying to start it, it is not starting. What have I to do?

  • branree27 Jan 06, 2009

    computer will not boot up the light comes on and there is a green light that comes on the motherboard

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You may be knowing there are many types of beeps which made as standard for all pc ...
if the pc beeps for 30 seconds and then starts means there is no input device connected ...(here the standard input device is keyboard)
so c the keyboard is connected properly or not try reconnecting it...
and about the display when sometimes computer makes beeping sound the screen is not displayed ... after connecting that just try is it working or not.. if problem persists then just check the cables of the monitor too... try reconnecting them also.....

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