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My dell inspiron 531 just has beeping noise and a black screen unable to boot up any idea?

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    joecoolvette Nov 08, 2010

    The beeping noise is a BIOS Beep Code. The computers way of telling you something is wrong, and an area to look into for it. It is a Code. The code may consist of Short beeps, or Long beeps, or a combination of the two. Then a period of silence, (Pause), then the code starts over again. What do you hear? [ A lot of times the Ram Memory modules {'Sticks'} are the problem. Computer unplugged from power, Anti-Static Precautions observed, open the computer case, remove all Ram Memory modules. Clean the gold plated contact pins on the bottom with a pencil eraser. Use air to remove the eraser dust. {Air from one's mouth is sufficient} Reinstall the Ram Memory module/s, close the computer case, plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on ]

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Here is a link to a list of beeping codes from dell. Also there is a list for the lights on the back of the system.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dsleest/codemess.htm

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