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Thaat isknown as a beep code.
Does your system start up normally?
If not let me know how many beeps and I can let you know what it meens.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 16 hours ago

I use the VLC (videolan) player, it is free and has all the codecs built in.

Dell Inspiron... | Answered 2 days ago
one of this will help you

Dell Vostro A860... | Answered 3 days ago

a one beep wonder, (but does not boot (forgot to say that?)
so that is this thing, 531.
an 11 year old desktop, running what windows xp, vista or 7
so when you turn on any dead desktop, the monitor (unstated)
shows no Signal, or no sync or works near same.
it will do that on every monitor made, newer owns show.
monitor cable disconnected, can not connect.
then PC on 2 fans spin, the PSU fan and the CPU fan.
if no fans spin, the PSU is dead or overloaded.
so fans are first here, do tell this.
ever clean it of all that 11 years of packed up inside lint?
causing fans to fail or simple overheating?

Fans what to the fans do ,seen heard and felt blow air.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

old Latitude, street value $20 or less.
laptop it IS. 2013 made so is only 6 years old.
first step like all laptops made is run with the silly long dead or worse shorted Big battery removed, run on AC power pack only
does it.
then replace the RTC coin cell next.

if it runs OK on NO BIG battery that tells you that big BAT IS NO GOOD, as millions are now. endless sea of bad batteries.
if mobility is important replace it or if not run on AC forever.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

wwhyits a sever, and not a PC or desktop work station
it is for SERVING files, only. (and vast users same time)
see the spec here.

also has week video, for the same reasons.
Embedded ATI Radeon 7000-M

no purpose stated, computers can do 10,000 things.
but servers are not PCs ,,,

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

off the DELL site Is the long POWER RESET,
in fact all PCs have this , method, ALL DO.
posted here at least 100 times. more really. vast.
in fact #1 post everywhere on topic. google it/

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

M1004 is usually a mainboard fault - overheating. If the system is under warranty, have the mainboard replaced.

Otherwise follows the suggested steps there in to safely access the parts involved.

The culprit was the "microprocessor thermal-cooling assembly".

When removing it from the chassis, you could see that next to its outlet side (the downstream side re-air flow through it), at the fan housing inlet point, the air inlet path to the fan was blocked with dust (like a self-supporting curtain, or like a dryer screen collecting lint -- but without the screen!).

So this "dust curtain" was then manually removed, followed by reinstalling removed parts, & the PC now runs beautifully again!

It's amazing how sluggish the notebook had gotten over a period of several months, before I realized what the problem was (an alert finally appeared on the screen about overheating, after the PC began to shut down on its own).

So now, it's its old self again -- the fast running notebook that I really enjoy.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

you can use VLC media player or KM player that is better from media player. vlc media player link... km player link...

Dell Microsoft... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

Hi there, Have you tried using VLC player? VLC will play almost any video. If VLC doesn't it may be safe to say your video is corrupted. Alex

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

If i understood you right you need a DVD player program. If so i would recommend you to try VLC Media Player.. VLC is a portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols..

Download link:

Dell Inspiron... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

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Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

I am not sure how old the Laptop is the 3000 model was used for many years, so confuses me.
but on all PCs if old both batteries are bad.
RTC battery and the main huge battery.
next is HDD bad
what any wise shop does is test the HDD first.
do not try to recover any PC of any kind with a bad HDD.

the RTC Coin cell is dead, making BIOS go CHAOS.

or the hdd is bad, or OS is fully corrupted, the former will cause the alter too.

we first test the HDD, ask how. or ask at millions have asked this same question, endlessly..........

post your full service tag, so we can see what this PC really is... as sold options too.

is this it?


Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 16, 2019

a laptop and all those we take out the old useless shorted battery now, and run on AC pack only , even for ever.

that is test 1.

the next most common failure is, the vents and whole PC is packed in lint and overheats, endless failures here.......endless.

all PCs slow down when too hot, by DESIGN.
first BIOS does that then Intel inside does it next.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 14, 2019

Try getting a flashlight and look on the front to the left front, run your finger along the front an it's a pop up or out button. A low light should come on , hard to read but show read WiFi!!! ??

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

Make the router use a fixed IP address for the printer.
no router stated and even if you own it or the ISP owns it.

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 10, 2019

The display will show no signal or no sync or NO cable connected errors, no display model stated by you.
but first is the PC, it is dead.
does both fans in PC spin, heard? and seen and felt to blow air?

if not that is a DEAD PC.
and has many cause,(computers are complex but here goes)
1: ;PSU dead.
2: power button wires fail off or mOBO jack.
3: PSU overload by any thing inside the case, shorted.
the tests are here. called strip down and bench testing.

do the long reset first (AC cable pulled)

Dell Computers &... | Answered on Apr 08, 2019

when pc boots up press F12 for setup go in there and you can alter the system bios, but be careful hit the wrong thing and you end up having a expensive paper weight....Hope this helps....

Dell Latitude... | Answered on Apr 06, 2019

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