Dell Inspiron N5110 - 3 Beeps


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Dell Inspiron N5110 - 3 Beeps

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I have a laptop that won't boot.

After turning it on, the screen remains blank and I get 3 beeps every 5-10 seconds.

Unfortunately the laptop is a month out of warranty.  Any idea what this could be?

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  • Hi tarheel365,

    Welcome to the Community.

    3 beeps indicate system board failure.

    Beep Code Overview
    BeepsDescriptionPossible Cause
    1 BIOS ROM checksum in progress or failure System board failure, covers BIOS corruption or ROM errors.
    2 No Memory (RAM) detected Memory or Memory slot failure
    • chipset Error (North and South bridge error, DMA/IMR/Timer error)
    • Time-Of-Day Clock test failure
    • Gate A20 failure
    • Super I/O chip failure
    • Keyboard controller test failure
    System board failure
    4 Memory read / write failure Memory failure
    5 Real Time Clock (RTC) power fail CMOS battery failure
    6 Video BIOS test failure Video subsystem failure
    7 CPU Cache test failure Processor failure
    8 LCD LCD failure


    Thanks & Regards
    Manshu S

  • Hi same as the op here for me, 1 month out of warranty and have the 3 beeps, you state that this is system board failure,

    is this normal life expectancy for this laptop where the most it does is play games on facebook? its never been dropped or damaged in any way and been well looked after.

  • same problem as prevous user

  • The motherboard was indeed goosed, cheapest fix for me was buy an extended warranty and although i was not happy that i had to do this after 14 months of very little use it was by far the cheapest.

  • Hi slimlyte,

    You could check the system warranty status from the below link and revert to me if the system is under warranty.

    You can contact the Out of warranty team on 1-800-999-3355 (US only) in case the system is out of warranty. Please let me know in case if you are from a different region.

    Thanks and Regards
    Harish M

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