Hi! I have this 2 short beeps some says it indicate for RAM error and other site says video card. I remove my ram replace it new one but still no display and 2 beeps. What seems to be the problem there? Hope you guys can help me.
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Two beeps on system start up in Inspiron 1546 means “No RAM detected”. You can try reseating the memory of your computer. If it does not work then most likely the port in which you insert the memory has gone bad. Please try using a good known memory one by one on both the ports to isolate the issue and let me know the findings.
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Thanks for the reply, I Tried using new memory inserted one at a time on both ports but still then problem. Do you think it is the port of the memory? Do I need to replace my mother board if the port is damage?
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As you have tried the steps above, and still face the same issues. It indicates that memory slot is faulty and system board needs replacement. I request you to please private message me the service tag or the express service code of your computer so that I can check out the available service options for your computer.
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Hi, I have the exact same problem on Inspiron 1546, but the 2 beeps occur approx 15 secs after power up. I don't think this has anything to do with the RAM.
If you remove the RAM completely, and power up, you get the 2 beep "beep codes" repeated every few seconds until you power off.
The 2 beeps we are both hearing are not "beep codes" but something else.
BTW, the memory modules 2 x 2GB work fine in other laptops.
This fault occurred out of the blue, switched off one night, and wouldn't switch on following morning.
Can anyone suggest what this fault may be? It does appear to be affecting lots of Dells laptops.
If this requires a new motherboard to fix, can you suggest where to source from?
2 beeps in Inspiron 1546 at start up means 'No Ram detected'. You can try reseating the memory module of your computer; swap and try one module at a time in each slot. See if it works. If the memory modules are seated properly, swapped and checked, and do work with another computer; it means it is an issue with the memory slot (motherboard).
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Hi there i wonder if you could help me i have a dell inspiron with the same problem (2 beeps) over and over untill i power off, I have replaced ram and tried it in both slots but same problem, the laptop is not long out of warrenty, do i also have to replace motherboard if so what causes this problem with a laptop that is not very old and well looked after??
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If it is the same Inspiron 1546, try reseating the memory module of your computer; swap and try one module at a time in each slot. Also make sure that the memory slots are clean. This will be helpful in isolating the issue with the memory of memory slot. If the issue still persists, it is an issue with motherboard of your computer and might need replacement. As the system is out of warranty, you can get in touch with any local technician or Dell sales to get a new motherboard for your computer. If you are in US, you can contact Dell spares at: http://dell.to/PlvA9D
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Log in to website and click on ‘Contact Dell Sales’. You will get the contact information to get in touch with Dell Spare Parts and Accessories department
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According to Intel whom manufactured the BIOS chip of this laptop 2-beeps is a video related issue; 3 beeps would be a Memory error. Please see visit the below link to read more: