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    Dell 1100 Beeps no display

    I have a Dell 1100 that on start up all I get are six long[?] beeps No display.

    Any clues as to approach to determine the problem?

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    Have you changed any hardware on the system?

    Have you tried running any memory tests?

    Have you tried reseating the RAM modules?

    Also, see Dell Dimension 1100 won't boot after memory upgrade. See the beep code section at Beep Codes and PSA Diagnostic Chart to better identify what is happening.

    Joe

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    The beep code should identify the problem as Joe suggested. It doesn't, remove all add on cards and cables including the hard disk and cd rom so you just have a video card, one memory stick, and the monitor attached. If you now get a display, add things back until you narrow down the cause. If you don't get a display with everything disconnected, its probably a power supply or video card issue.

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    From the beep code it's probably memory related.
    A fault in just one of the memory modules, on occasion, can have the effect of taking down the entire system.

    This happened to me about 8 month ago...
    If this is the case, remove all the memory, replace and restart with just one module at a time until you get to logon
    and weed out the faulty module.

    Are you able to get into BIOS and have it visually displayed on your monitor?

    If you are unable to get anything viewable on the display other than the monitor's POST, then it is likely video related. (on the mobo side)
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    Thank you Joe. I replaced the two memory strips. Solved the problem.

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    Thank you Clint. I replaced the two memory strips. Solved the problem.

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    Thank you Jerry. I replaced the two memory strips. Solved the problem

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    Glad we were able to help.

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