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Dell Dimension 8400 PC won't boot

My Dell won't boot, it just beeps at me. I'm trying to find out what, if anything, they mean, as I don't have spare bits to swap out components to help identify the problem.

Aside from not booting and the beeping, it all seems normal, i.e. a quiet fan, and the powerlight is a steady green. It just beeps six times and does nothing.

Any help appreciated, thanks.

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  • steffp01 May 24, 2008

    I have green, yellow, green, yellow and the beep code is 1-3-2 which both point to memory, but I just switched out my memory for memory I know works and it's the same. In fact I have 3 matched pairs and nothing I do seems to alter the beeps or the diagnostic lights.

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    have the exact same problem. opened the case and it booted just fine. closed the case and it was good for about a year. then the exact same thing again. Again opening and closing the case cured it. ???



    Dell Dimension 8400 WinXP pro



  • PNiss May 11, 2010

    What are the indicator lights showing?
    This might help you-
    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/sy...


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Http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm

Here's a list of Boot Codes .....start with one stick of Ram

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