Inspiron 530 - Doesn't boot up - Beeping alarm sound and loud fan

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Inspiron 530 - Doesn't boot up - Beeping alarm sound and loud fan

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My desktop machine suddenly will not boot up.  When I hit the power it sounds like it's booting up and continues to make a beeping alarm sound of 4 beep intervals.  The fan is going and the louder startup noise stays constant.  The monitor does not show any responsiveness.  This came out of nowhere.  Coincedentally, a Dimention E310 machine we have in the same house is having the exact same issue.  The Inspiron530 machine is running Vista and the other XP.  Help anyone before I have to spend good money I dont have??

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  • As this is a Laptop you should have posted in the LAPTOP section, not this DESKTOP section.

    HERE is the Dell manual.  That may help you in problem determination.

    For more assistance repost in the Laptop section.

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  • RobbyZ1974

    My desktop machine suddenly will not boot up.  When I hit the power it sounds like it's booting up and continues to make a beeping alarm sound of 4 beep intervals.  The fan is going and the louder startup noise stays constant.  The monitor does not show any responsiveness.  This came out of nowhere.  Coincedentally, a Dimention E310 machine we have in the same house is having the exact same issue.  The Inspiron530 machine is running Vista and the other XP.  Help anyone before I have to spend good money I dont have??

    RobbyZ1974

    Is the power button LED, Steady Blue, Blinking Blue, Steady Amber, Blinking Amber or is it Off?

    Are there any error messages, if there are, please post the exact text of the messages?

    The Inspiron 530 Troubleshooter and Diagnostic Codes are HERE.

    4 Beeps would seem to indicate a memory problem. try opening the case and remove the memory modules and reseat them.

    Regards to the Dimension e310, as this is a different model, it would be easier if you started a new post for the e310, to avoid confusion.  

    Bev.

     

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  • fireberd
    As this is a Laptop you should have posted in the LAPTOP section, not this DESKTOP section

     

    I don't know if that is a Laptop but I also have a Inspiron 530 DESKTOP and am having the same problems

  • riahmom720
     

    I don't know if that is a Laptop but I also have a Inspiron 530 DESKTOP and am having the same problems

     riahmom720

    Read my post about troubleshooting the Inspiron 530 and report back.

    Bev.

     

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  • my light would stay steady on.....i tried it again this morning and it worked fine.....my golden retrievers were raring around yesterday when they problem started and my husband thought that quite possibly the chips (?) got jiggled around by them especially if they hit the tower....(i am very computer illiterate so please forgive me if i get things and/or terms wrong).....they started playing again today and knocked into the desk..... a little while later i decided to try and start it and it started fine..... thanks though for your help!!!! it is greatly appreciated!!!!

  • riahmom720

    my light would stay steady on.....i tried it again this morning and it worked fine.....my golden retrievers were raring around yesterday when they problem started and my husband thought that quite possibly the chips (?) got jiggled around by them especially if they hit the tower....(i am very computer illiterate so please forgive me if i get things and/or terms wrong).....they started playing again today and knocked into the desk..... a little while later i decided to try and start it and it started fine..... thanks though for your help!!!! it is greatly appreciated!!!!

     riahmom720

    Happy to hear that the issue is resolved.

    Bev.

     

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  • i hav the same problem as she did    but mine has a steadyy yellow light on n the nside.... would that also solve my problem to  that u told her?

  • maheisel

    i hav the same problem as she did    but mine has a steadyy yellow light on n the nside.... would that also solve my problem to  that u told her?

     maheisel

    Answered in your other post HERE

    Bev.

     

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