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Old 09-12-2009, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, Im not too good with computers, Latley I been reading and looking up about them I have a Dell computer with intel pemtuim running Windows XP pro. I had this computer for about 5 years now about 4 years ago I opened it up and took the rams out and tried and put them on my other computer withc was a tower, then later on I threw out the tower computer and took the rams that was in my dell computer and put them back in back then from then on i never used this computer and now when i want to i turn it on and 6 long beeps come up and nothing shows up on the screen, When i boot the computer it had no keyboad just mouse and screen connected. What can be the problem? Can anyone help?
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You have to have a keyboard attached.
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Dell has many different models. Try finding you model here and seeing what it says for that beep code:
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Thanks for the beep code link, Also so I must have a keyboad attacted? For it to not beep and for the screen to work??
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If your Dell has a AMI bios chip, 6 beeps is a keyboard error. You said you have no keyboard attached, coincidence, maybe. But I'm betting on the keyboard.
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How can I find out if it has a AMI bios?
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Why not just try a keyboard? It will either work or it won't. If it doesn't work then we'll go from there.

What kind of Dell is it? Give use the Model number.
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the keyboard wouldn't explain the screen not displaying i recommend clearing the cmos next time you have it open look for the little watch battery thing on the board then look for 3 pins (will be very close to the battery) you will see a jumper on 2 of the pins so like this . ._. move it so it is on the other 2 pins so like this ._. . then press the power button (nothing will happen from your point of view) then put the jumper back the way it was and boot.... without a keyboard you will still hear the beep but your display should work now and the beeping will stop when it detects a keyboard
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O alright ill try this when im bakc in my office may be 2morrow thanks.
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any time make sure to come back and let us know how it goes
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