Dell Studio 1555 - No Boot, 6 Beeps.

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Dell Studio 1555 - No Boot, 6 Beeps.

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Hi I've seen a similar thread here regarding a dell that wouldn't boot, my issue is slightly different.

I've today turned on my laptop, blank screen followed by a continuous 6 beeps, I've tried FN+Boot and this does the same, the laptop is out of warranty.

I've tried removing each of the RAM cards and trying in each slot, also removing the CMOS battery and each time I get the same 6 beeps. 

Does anyone have any ideas? The laptops only 2 years old its a bit ridiculous it is failing now, its in excellent condition.

Cheers

Dave

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  • Hi barneszilla123,

    Welcome to the community

    It’s quite unfortunate the system is not working and out of warranty.

    6 Beeps means: Video BIOS Test Failure. Video card has failed you must consider replacing the motherboard as it is mounted on it.

    Ravi Mohindroo

    Social Outreach Professional

    You can reach us at http://en.community.dell.com/

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  • Hi barneszilla123,

    Welcome to the community

    It’s quite unfortunate the system is not working and out of warranty.

    6 Beeps means: Video BIOS Test Failure. Video card has failed you must consider replacing the motherboard as it is mounted on it.

    Ravi Mohindroo

    Social Outreach Professional

    You can reach us at http://en.community.dell.com/

  • Hi Ravi,

    I'm having a similar problem. 6 beeps and the laptop is not booting up. I haven't tried to reseat the RAM yet. I own a Studio 1555 too with a ATI mobility Radeon 4570. My question is,  do you think its a problem with my video card or could it be a problem with something else??

  • It sounds like it's the video chip - in which case, the mainboard needs to be replaced.  There is no separate video card.

  • Thank you very much for your reply ejn63.

  • Hi. I have similar problem. Can anyone tell me the cost of replacing main board. Is it possible to replace only the chip?

  • Unfortunately it is cheaper to buy a new laptop, a new MB costs around £250-£300

  • i have a Dell studio 1555 from a friend with those video problem,

    i have a hetagun and i used tis over the ATI Chip and the laptop is working.

     

    becarefull if u use tis methode

    warm the mainbord slowly and heat the ATI Chip tis methode of heating the chip never longer than 2 minutes

     

    do you heat longer than 2 minutes or you warm first the mainbord then your mainbord dont wil work again.

     

    for cooling your mainbord

    you must cool de mainbord flat on the table if you the mainboard move the thin in the chip burns your chip from the inside and tis wil never works again.

     

     

    greetings from a guy in holland

  • Hello guy in holland

    I have the same problem... just got up and started up the system and the laptop is giving me 6 beeps and wont startup

    I live in holland too ..... could you please help me with this problem.... I can contact you ..I am in Roermond

    Regards

    Srinath