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My Dell Inspirion 531S desktop won't start back up after power went out at home. Push power button and tries to start up then power button stays amber and tower beeps twice, pause, then repeats. Tried reseating memory several times with no luck. Any other suggestions?

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  • Sreekanth C Menon Sep 03, 2010

    Remove your memory modules and check it is prompting the same error code. If you getting the same error code check with different memory module in different slot (if your motherboard having multiple memory slot). Again you getting same error clean the memory slot with a antistatic brush (if it is not available use tooth brush) and IPA. Insert memory module and check again, if you still in the same error remove the front panel cable and check.

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If u have another pc at home ,u could try the memory from the dell in it if its compatible.(by dell) reseat the memory,any add in cards,and any video cards,and check all power supply cables to the mb.per the dell site(the 2 beeps are for the memory moduals) though it said to take out the memory and put 1 of them in and boot,if it works fine,then check the other 1.

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