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    dell inspiron 545 won’t ower on

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    by sckrem ·

    I have a dell inspiron 545 won’t start. The power supply checks out ok. The motherboard light comes on when i turn it on and the fan starts for a few sec. then goes off and I get one peep. I was told the one peep means to reseat your memory. I took out my memory installed one at a time and still a peep. any one have any ideas?

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    • #2868717

      Clarifications

      by sckrem ·

      In reply to dell inspiron 545 won’t ower on

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    • #2868714

      Told by whom?

      by seanferd ·

      In reply to dell inspiron 545 won’t ower on

      Look up the beep codes for you exact BIOS. What you were told may be right, or it may not be.

      If it is a RAM problem, try gently cleaning the contacts on the memory sticks with a soft rubber eraser. Do not touch the contact with your fingers. Reseat.

      You can also try looking in BIOS setup for a diagnostic to run on the machine, or any error messages.

      You can also test RAM with
      http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
      http://www.memtest.org/
      http://www.memtest86.com/
      http://hcidesign.com/memtest/

    • #2868688

      Here I would first ask what makes you think your PS is OK?

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to dell inspiron 545 won’t ower on

      Even a high end PS Tester isn’t that accurate and at best only tests in a No Load condition so the PS can pass that test but still not be working.

      However I would remove all of the RAM and turn on. If the system keeps running but beeping at you fit 1 RAM Module and try again. If it doesn’t keep running fit a new PS and try again.

      If it still doesn’t keep running replace the M’Board.

      Col

    • #2868629

      Re:dell inspiron 545 won’t ower on

      by prrethish ·

      In reply to dell inspiron 545 won’t ower on

      Hai friend try this

      Remove u r processor & fix it back
      remove all u r smps connections like to hard disk Floppy disk Cdrom and try to make on u r pc

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