Dell BIOS beep codes (2 short beeps)

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Hi,

I have Dell Studio Desktop 540

After powered on my PC beeps two times shortly and then again and again.

Please, explain what it means?

Here: http://www.bioscentral.com/postcodes/dellbios.htm I didn't find the answer.

Thank you!

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  • Hi Javajka,

    The beep codes are in your manual. Two beeps means your RAM is not detected. Open the case, remove and re-seat the RAM and try restarting.

  • Hi Osprey,

    Thank you for the answer. Could you point to the link to read for the future?

  • Dell™ Studio 540 - Documentation

       support.dell.com/.../STD540

    Dell™ Technology Guide   Download

    Setup Guide   Download

    Service Manual  View

    Report Unresolved Customer Service Issues here
    I do not work for Dell. I too am a user.
    The forum is primarily user to user, with Dell employees moderating.

  • Hi,

    I get 2 short beep codes back to back as well. I reseated the memory twice in both dual channel modules. I even tried 6 pairs of DDR2 5300 ram memory modules and the same error code with all memory.

    I picked up an error code pci card and I get error code EO. What does EO mean assuming my pci beep code card is accurate?

  • What type of memory does this motherboard need?

  • joestpaul

    Hi,

    I get 2 short beep codes back to back as well. I reseated the memory twice in both dual channel modules. I even tried 6 pairs of DDR2 5300 ram memory modules and the same error code with all memory.

    I picked up an error code pci card and I get error code EO. What does EO mean assuming my pci beep code card is accurate?

     
    joestpaul
     
    Assuming that you have a Dell Studio Desktop 540 Mini Tower, same as the OP.
     
    Have you installed new memory recently?

    First remove and reinstall all the memory modules and try starting the system.
     
    Still does not start, remove all the memory modules, then install only one module in slot 1 and see if the system boots and if the computer starts normally, reinstall an additional module.
     
    Does not boot, move the module to slot 2 and again see if the system boots, no boot, try the module in slot 3, no boot, try installing in slot 4.
     
    Still does not boot, then remove the first module and using the second one, repeat the sequence described above.
     
    Still no boot, try installing any remaining modules, one at a time, using the above procedure.
     
    Continue until you have identified any faulty module [or slot] or reinstalled all modules without error.
     
    Still does not boot, buy a new compatible memory module and try that.

    Then if the computer still does not start, it's possible that the motherboard has failed and needs to be replaced.

    Bev.

     

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  • joestpaul

    What type of memory does this motherboard need?

     
    joestpaul
     
     
    Bev.

     

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  • Hi,

    I have a simple question??

    My dell 540 desktop beeps at start-up (sounds like 6 times) its pretty quick. Everything seems working 100% and all the PC dell tests I have thrown at it passed. Also starts quickly and w/o fail...

    After doing a lot of reading on this, I noticed a mention about unplugging all the USB devices and try it which I did and got zero beeps..............

    Does it sound like its ok???

    Running win7 64bit Home

    Sp1 

    JJR,

    Inspiron 15R-5520

    Win 7 64 Bit

  • escorial

    Sounds like there is an issue with a peripheral that's connected to an USB port.

    Bev.

     

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