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My Dell Inspirion Mini 10 is beeping 8 times when I turn it on. Nothing on the screen.

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  • meganforet Oct 12, 2010

    How on earth do I do that? I hope my memory isn't broke too!

  • Richard Alleyne Nov 14, 2012

    Have same problem, System will boot if I connect external monitor. Will continue working fine when monitor disconnected but resorts to 8 beeps no boot if I shut down and reboot. Changed memory and mother board, same problem.



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Try holding Fn + End with battery and power cord out and while still pressing Fn + End plug only power cable back in and try to power on.

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Dell Diagnostic Beep Code Troubleshooting Chart

Those beeps your computer emits at startup, yea, they mean something. If you're having difficulty figuring out why your Dell desktop, tower, or mini tower won't boot, take a look at this chart. Dell also has a diagnostics utility and can provide excellent technical support, sometimes. The numbers and hyphens mean exactly what's listed. For example, the sequence 1-1-2 means beep, beep, beep-beep. Some issues are caused by owner carelessness, others require hardware replacement. If you're unsure, either Google further, or contact Dell Technical Support.
Dell Beep Code Meanings 1-1-2 Processor Register Failure 1-1-3 NVRam 1-1-4 ROM Bios checksum failure 1-2-1 Programmable Interval Timer 1-2-2 DMA Initialization Failure 1-2-3 Direct Memory Access Page Register Read/Write Failure 1-3-1 - 2-4-4 Memory/RAM Not Properly Identified or Used 3-1-1 Slave DMA Registration Failure 3-1-2 Master DMA Registration Failure 3-1-3 Master Interrupt Mask Registration Failure 3-1-4 Slave Interrupt Mask Registration Failure 3-2-2 Interrupted Vector Loading Failure 3-2-4 Keyboard Controller (Input) Test Failure 3-3-1 NVRam Insufficient Power 3-3-2 Improperly configured NVRam 3-3-4 Video Memory(RAM) Test Failure 3-4-1 Screen Output Initialization Failure 3-4-2 Screen Retrace Failure 3-4-3 Failure Finding Video Read Only Memory 4-2-1 Lack of Time Tick 4-2-2 Shutdown Failure 4-2-3 Failure in Gate A20 4-2-4 Unexpected Interruption in Protect Mode 4-3-1 Memory Address Failure above 0FFFFH 4-3-4 Non Functioning Time Of Day Clock 4-4-1 Serial And/Or Parallel Port Test Failure 4-4-4 Cache Test Failure

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  • tj138 Sep 01, 2011

    Had problem with mini 10 beeping 8 times. Tried another posters solution from a different forum by removing battery power cord and hold down Fn and End keys while plugging in only power cord which changed beep pattern from 8 short beeps to 1 long beep and 2 short. still did not fix problem so then i kept holding Fn + End with battery in while pressing power button and windows resumed with error message telling me that battery had reached critical level and was in some recovery mode. hope this helps


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U have a malfunction device that why it's beeping, Check your RAM (memory) take it out and re insert it.. hope your memory is not broke..

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