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Default Black Screen and 2-1-1 Beeps HELP!! - 03-26-2009, 06:02 PM


I'm new here, and received today my dell mini 9.
Really excited and everything, I still played around a little with ubuntu and then processed in order to change both RAM and SSD so later I could install OSX.

First the SSD screw got suck on is removal and I had to make a "hole" in the screw to remove it, just a minor problem that I resolve in a couple of minutes.
Glad I resolve that but then after I install the new 2GB RAM stick and the 64SDD, when I pressed the ON button the computer don't start.

All I see is a Black Screen and I only hear 4 beeps, 2 in a row, followed by 1 followed again by another 1 (2-1-1).
For what I could see it seems that the problem is: 2-1-1 / 1st 64K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 0

I re-install again the initial RAM and the initial SSD but the problem still continues.

Any other ideas before sending the computer over to dell? do you think that they will create a problem regarding the SDD screw?

(Sorry if I made any mistake on the written text above, but English is not my mother-tongue)
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Default 05-19-2009, 09:42 PM

try making sure your SSD and RAM on seated correctly
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Default 05-20-2009, 10:42 AM

How did you make the hole in the screw? I'm guessing you made some metal filings which landed in the case of the machine?

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Default 2-1-1 beep code - 08-10-2010, 12:34 AM

Im getting the same issue. 2 short followed by 2 long. Can someone help me out. Please. Any follows up to this post!
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Default 08-10-2010, 04:12 PM

Here is a list of common BIOS beep codes

Rawbeetz: initially I would just try making all the components inside your mini are fitted correctly, mainly the RAM.

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