7 beeps on startup with a dell laptop

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  1. Giraffe76

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    Hi all,

    I've tried starting up my dell inspiron laptop this morning but I don't get anything on my screen,instead i get 7 beeps

    Any help would be appreciated

    Kind regards Mark
     
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    Hi, I believe that you have a m/board/processor problem.
    https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/177951/7+beep+at+startup
     
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    Dell Inspiron 15R (N5110) Beep Codes
    # of Beeps Description Possible Cause(s)
    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
    3
    • 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
    Most Common Fixes:
    • 1 Beep: Replace the motherboard / system board.
    • 2 Beeps: Reseat the memory or replace the memory.
    • 3 Beeps: Replace the motherboard / system board.
    • 4 Beeps: Reseat the memory or replace the memory.
    • 5 Beeps: Replace the CMOS battery.
    • 6 Beeps: Reseat or replace the video card or replace the motherboard / system board.
    • 7 Beeps: Reseat or replace the CPU.
    • 8 Beeps: Reseat the LCD cable or replace the LCD screen
     

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