Inspiron 530 - 4 beeps error

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Inspiron 530 - 4 beeps error

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I opened up my computer and noticed that the heat sink was very dusty, I undid the bracket for the heat sink and took it out and cleaned of the heat sink, I didn't take any of the termal paste off. I put everyting back the way I found it, and when I closed up the computer and went to turn it on, The fans came on, the power light went and stayed a steady blue, but it was make a continues 4 beeps. Please help!

Thanks in advance.  

P.S. I am comfortable working inside it

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  • I am also getting 1 beep every odd time

  • Matthew22

    4 Beeps > RAM Read/Write failure.

    http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/inspd530/en/OM/HTML/trouble.htm#wp1085300

    Try the easy fix first, remove and reinstall all the memory modules.

    Bev.

     

     

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  • A year ago I removed the 2 - 512mbs of ram and replaced with 4 - 1GB.  This worked for about a year a 4 BEEPS.  I removed all the ram and 1 by 1 tried each ram individually.   One ram would not work and got 4 beeps.   I then reinstalled all but the one ram that got the 4 beeps and I have 3 GB of ram showing up in my system.  Winning!

  • viper999

    Sounds like one module had failed.

    Bev.

     

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