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Dell Dimension 3100 bleeps 6 times and wont turn on

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HERE is the documentation straight from Dell. It gives the explanation of the beep codes and other diagnostic information like what the lights mean. It's the best place to start.

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My dell dimension 3100 is not coming on it just blinking orange light


No bleeping sound? Then I would say that your RAM is no good.
If the coolers don't run I'm afraid that the processor is faulty.
Any more I cannot tell you right now, sorry.

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Dimension 3100 wont turn on the power button has a steady orange light there is also an orange light on motherboard


Try a different keyboard. If that does not help, then you have a serious problem:
* power-supply not sending all the voltages (5V, 12V) that it should be sending;
* video-card loose in its socket;
* video-card malfunctioning;
* RAM loose in its socket(s);
* RAM that is malfunctioning;
* problem with the motherboard.

If you don't know how to trouble-shoot each of the above problems, it's time to take the computer to a qualified technician, for proper analysis & repair.

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When I switch on my dell dimension 3100 nothing happens except for three bleeps could you help me please


It would help if you'd mentioned the state of the system and diagnostic lights as well.

Here's a link to a dell troubleshooting page which should help you.

dell troubleshooting

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After beeps 3 times my desktop will turn off. and show light no 3 & 4


This could be due to many reasons.
1.DUE TO VIRUS INFECTION. Scan your pc for virus infection by running full system scan through your antivirus.Also update your antivirus.
2. DUE to irregulated power supply, your processor temperature can change abruptly,which can lead to the problem u have described. U can check the processor temp. through BIOS.
3.Finally check and re-install your window drivers.

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There are over 20 bleep codes, it sounds like morse code with short & long bleeps, these bleeps are for on board memory, remove RAM from slots & re instal one at a time in another compatable machine to check if RAM is OK, check power pack, also check power switch connection on front panel conection block on mobo

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Nero is best software for CD burning and u can choose from market that u like best wishes.

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Dell dimension 3100 when turned on bleeps and no display on monitor


It depends on how many times it bleeps.

Beep Codes Possible Causes Corrective Action 1 - 2 No video card detected Reseat the video card 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 BIOS ROM checksum error 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 DRAM refresh error Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 1 - 3 8742 Keyboard Controller error Reseat the keyboard connector 1 - 3 - 3 - 1 Memory defective or not present Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 1 RAM failure on line xxx Reseat the memory modules 1 - 3 - 4 - 3 RAM failure on data bits xxx of low byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules 1 - 4 - 1 - 1 RAM failure on data bits xxx of high byte on memory bus Reseat the memory modules

More info here: http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm

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Switches on & bleeps


try to check the cable connection between the monitor and the tower. what is the color of the LED light on the monitor?

Oct 27, 2008 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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No power up no post no nothing on dimension 3100


An Amber blinking power button indicates a low voltage problem. This can be caused by a defective power supply or a defective motherboard. It sounds like you have isolated the problem to the motherboard since you removed everything but the board and power supply. You may be able to locate one by browsing the internet. Just type in “DELL Dimension 3100 motherboard” and see if you can locate one at a reasonable price.


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