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Default dell mini 9, 2 beeps, no boot, no screen - 04-30-2011, 09:57 AM

Hi my dell mini 9 wont start. Just get: beep, pause, beep. Nothing on the sceeen. Anyone anything similar?

---------- Post added at 10:57 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:17 AM ----------

Re-seating the ram fixed the 2 short beep error codes and no boots up. Happy with that.

However, another problem.

Just after POST is finished I get a long continuation of beeps..will just keep beeping pretty much the same as if one of the keys are sticking or something.

If I press space or enter a few times the beeps stop and can boot into windows7. There I notice I cant click on anything. e.g the start menu. It appears for a fraction of second then disappears ie the same as if I hit the escape key after clicking a menu.

Is there a diagnostics I could run to see if something is up with keyboard? If I open notepad no characters appear indicating one of the querty keys etc arent sticking.

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Default 04-30-2011, 01:31 PM

You could try reseating the keyboard ribbon cable. Be very careful - the latch mechanism on this is fragile.


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