Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Dell Laptop give's 4 beep code.

Ram & Memory

Best Answer phillpower2 , 25 December 2016 - 04:33 AM

No worries and thanks for getting back to us   The fact that the beep pattern changes with no RAM inserted suggests that the problem is detected after the RAM has been tested as part of t... Go to the full post »


  • Please log in to reply

#1
jhunt361

jhunt361

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Hello,

     I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 that I replaced the screen on and when I turn it on now I get 4 beeps which is code for bad Ram and or Memory. I have put the ram sticks out of the Dell in my HP and they work fine,  took the Ram out of the HP and put it in the Dell and it still give's me the same 4 beep code. Anyone have a suggestions on what to try next? (I NEED HELP PLEASE) 


  • 0

Advertisements


#2
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 21,402 posts

:welcome:   jhunt361,

 

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 that I replaced the screen on and when I turn it on now I get 4 beeps which is code for bad Ram and or Memory.

 

 

Do you get any display on the screen at all, the Dell logo for example.

 

Please remove all RAM then restart the notebook, let us know if the beep pattern changes in any way.

 

 

JAFYI: RAM and memory are one and the same thing and in case you were not aware your notebooks graphic solution relies on the RAM for support.


  • 0

#3
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 21,402 posts

Not heard back from you jhunt361, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.


  • 0

#4
jhunt361

jhunt361

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Not heard back from you jhunt361, do you still require assistance or is the issue now resolved, an update would be appreciated.

I'm sorry I haven't got back to you I haven't been able to get online, I don't get any screen at all not even the Dell sign and if I take the RAM out and restart my laptop it gives two beeps.


  • 0

#5
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 21,402 posts
✓  Best Answer

No worries and thanks for getting back to us  :thumbsup:

 

The fact that the beep pattern changes with no RAM inserted suggests that the problem is detected after the RAM has been tested as part of the power on self test (POST) as this is a notebook type computer that has no add on video card it is the MBs integrated video chip that is tested next and this is where the problem appears to be.

 

Not even getting the Dell logo suggests one of two things, the video ribbon from the MB to screen is bad or loose or worse case scenario the integrated graphics have failed, to check this you need to connect the notebook to an external screen using either the vga or HDMI port that the notebook has then press down at the same time the Fn and commonly the F8 key, if the video chip is ok you should get a display on the external screen, if no display the integrated HD (Westmere) graphics chip has failed.


  • 1

#6
jhunt361

jhunt361

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

I can connect to a Desktop monitor and when I start  up the laptop press the FN and F8 keys  together and still does not have any graphics at all. (Thank You), This showed me where my problem is and I'm just going to buy a new motherboard to go into this laptop. I love the laptop and I think it's worth the price of the new motherboard, I just replaced the LCD  and RAM so I have so much in it already I can't afford not to fix it. So on that note I thank you again for helping me with this and hope you had a great Christmas and have a happy New Year.


  • 0

#7
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 21,402 posts

Before purchasing a new MB please try the following in whichever is the most appropriate order;

 

If the notebook is still connected to the external screen and powered up, press down at the same time the Fn and the F1 key, if still no display on the external screen, turn off the notebook, disconnect the external screen then press down the D key and the notebooks power on button at the same time then release both, again at the same time, this to see if your notebook has and is able to run the Dell built in self test for LCD screens.

 

NB: I always recommend that before making any purchase that a computer or any item of hardware is tested by a local tech for confirmation whether or not the item needs to be replaced.


  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP