Any help wil sorting out an Inspiron 531 which fails to start up - fan starts but just gives a couple of beeps.
Check the reading of the power button LED, is it Steady Blue, Blinking Blue, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber?
2 'Beeps' indicate a memory issue, try opening the case and remove and reinstall all the memory modules, restart the system and see if this makes a difference.
The Inspiron 531 Troubleshooter is HERE,
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Thanks Bev - reinstalling the memory modules appears to have done the trick. The LED was steady blue: should I be concerned that there is another problem?
That's excellent, happy to hear the issue is resolved.
There's nothing to worry about a solid blue LED, that's normal.
Phew! Thanks Bev! Moving house is not good for desktop computers!
When moving a computer to different houses, I always pack them in bubble wrap, inside a box.