Dell inspiron duo 7 beep code at start up!!!

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Dell inspiron duo 7 beep code at start up!!!

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Hi, if someone could help me would be great! I receive this 7beep code from the motherboard every time I try to boot my inspiron duo 1090, nothing on screen just a 7 beep code not like 3-2-2 or 3-4 or something is a 1-1-1-1-1-1-1. I saw around the net that this is common and is just a fake alarm from the motherboard, and that dell support have told ppl to just press the FN key while booting and that bypasses the P.O.S.T. and boots like nothing again, some ppl say the just left they're computer there and tried like 2 weeks later and booted like normal. I tried this FN key to bypass the P.O.S.T. but NOTHING happened and my duo is out of warranty already and I don't wanna pay for a fake code or something please somebody help me =( 

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  • Beep Beep Bad Ram Beep Beep Bad Ram if nvida GPU worse the GPU is reporting bad Ram.

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  • Thank you for replying but no it's not a "beep-beep" code, it is actually a "beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep" code, 7 beeps. I tried switching RAM between the duos (I have 2) and it ddin't solve the issue, I even booted the "good one" with the possible faulty RAM dimm and it booted good while the "bad one" still gives me that code =(

  • Thank you for replying but no it's not a "beep-beep" code, it is actually a "beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep" code, 7 beeps. I tried switching RAM between the duos (I have 2) and it ddin't solve the issue, I even booted the "good one" with the possible faulty RAM dimm and it booted good while the "bad one" still gives me that code =(

  • 7 beeps when you try to start it, there are two solutions – one is a DIY fix and the other is contacting Dell and having a service technician come out and take care of it . The fix involves removing and reseating the  batterys inside the system.

    Documentation

    Removing the Battery

    1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin

    2. Remove the label door (see Removing the Label Door). 

    3. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard). 

    4. Remove the palm-rest assembly (see Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly). 

    5. Disconnect the battery cable from the connector on the system board. 

    6. Remove the five screws that secure the battery to the computer base. 

    7. Lift the battery off the computer base. 

     

     

    Removing the Coin-Cell Battery

    1. Follow the instructions in Before You Begin

    2. Remove the label door (see Removing the Label Door). 

    3. Remove the keyboard (see Removing the Keyboard). 

    4. Remove the palm-rest assembly (see Removing the Palm-Rest Assembly). 

    5. Remove the battery (see Removing the Battery). 

    6. Remove the memory module (see Removing the Memory Module). 

    7. Use a plastic scribe and gently pry the coin-cell out of the battery socket on the system board. 

    8. Lift the coin-cell battery out of the system board socket. 

     

     

     

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    plastic scribe

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    coin-cell battery

     

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  • Thank you again! just to be sure, how long should I wait for putting the CMOS and the battery back to the system board?

  • 30 min or less should be sufficient.   I don't own one so I can't say for sure.

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  • thank you, well it ddnt work...as I read around, the 7 code is a fake alarm for a faulty processor, but people state it is fake,told by dell technicians ans they say to press the FN key at boot up but that doesnt help...I really wish I wouldnt have to send my computer to dell

  • I have the same beeps on my lop top, 7 beeps on my dell loptop,  what I did I check all the conections on it, and found that the the wire that gos into the motherboard was prtialiy broken from the end that gos to the power botton

    I also checked the conectons that gos from the monitor to the motherboard, some time  the little pins inside  are bent when u put back the wire to the motherbord, I also checked the cmos battery.

     hop this can help

    I got my lolptop running and I did't have to pay any money.  Yahooooooooo!!!!!!!

  • The FN button worked for me. I pressed it as soon as the power light came on AND THEN I continued to hold it while quickly pressing F1 through F12. By the time I got up to F7 or F8 the machine was already booting normally. 

  • Pressing "Fn" hasn't given enything. Inspiron M5010:  en.community.dell.com/.../20180939.aspx