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How do I get Dell Inspiron n5110 working again?

by Jumpinjoe35 / February 17, 2014 4:49 AM PST

Replaced hard drive and memory card on my Dell Inspiron n5110. Now all I get at start up is power button on, no screen and beeps 4 times. Any suggestions?

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Did you reinstall the operating system?
by glb613 / February 17, 2014 4:54 AM PST

It takes a lot more than just replacing parts.

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Beeps may be a code.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2014 5:01 AM PST

I'm going to assume you googled what "Dell inspiron 4 beeps" reveals on google. I'd like to hear more history.

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4 beeps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2014 5:06 AM PST
In reply to: Beeps may be a code.
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Thank you. One card was bad
by Jumpinjoe35 / February 17, 2014 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: 4 beeps.

Runs with one. Can't trust e-bay products anymore. Had to buy new card from Best-Buy. Thank you for your help. It was memory card problem. Installing OS now.

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Recheck your work
by Willy / February 17, 2014 8:15 AM PST

A nasty thing about laptop ram, what looks good may not be. You have to be 100% assured you have a fully seated ram stick in its slot. You can even lock it down and appears OK but often enough it can be still out by mm'ers and not have contact or worse caused the ram to fail because it shorten or similar. Try 1 at a time to see if that seems to make the 4-beeps go away, if both bet fully seated yet alone test OK but together don't then bad ram or poor slot is suspect. You could have cracked the ram slot. The bios beep code will narrow down error for your bios chip model.

I assume your HD is prepared for use in the N5110? -OR- have you even gotten that far because of the beep errors, etc.. You can try a "live version" of a Linux bootable disc. See, if that can boot as it doesn't need the HD, but ram has to be good.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Thank you
by Jumpinjoe35 / February 17, 2014 8:57 AM PST
In reply to: Recheck your work

It was a problem with bad memory card. Installing OS now. Thank you for your help.

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