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Got an interesting issue. I've got a dell inspiron 531 with a dell ry206 motherboard. Bad news is, when I boot up the pc, the power turns on, the fans turn on, but that's it!, only CD ROM and cpu fans work. The bios doesn't even show up. Usually, the pc will boot up, fan will start rapidly then slow, beep once, followed by the monitor flickering with the DELL Bios screen

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Open up the case,after unpluging pc.

Remove memory sticks one at a time.After you removed one try pc again.

If it boots up normally then you know that memory stick is bad.Also check your keyboard by unpluging and pluging back in while booting up.

More then likley this is bad memory.

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