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Old 04-17-2012, 07:22 PM
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Default Arrgh! Dell 1525 no POST, two beeps

This was a run of the mill screen change on a Dell 1525. Got new screen, hooked it up before screwing it all back together and got the Dell logo and went in to the BIOS. Turned off computer, put it back together, now I get no POST, just two beeps. Screen lights-up but nothing on the display.

I've tried the RAM, that does not appear to be the problem. External monitor, nothing. I think I turned the power off while it was displaying BIOS, could that have hosed the CMOS or something - I've never seen that happen before? Google does not seem to be too helpful today on the two beeps, a lot of people guessing and that spammy Fixya site.

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Old 04-17-2012, 07:31 PM
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Was the screen you used to replace used? Try unhooking the screen and plugging in an external and see if it boots.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:40 PM
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I found this. scroll a little past half way down and look for "Computer Beep Codes".
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I found this. scroll a little past half way down and look for "Computer Beep Codes".
Thanks for that. I looked at them and I sort-of think those are desktop beep codes. In any event, the problem was between the chair and keyboard. For posterity, if you don't get the video cable plugged into the screen properly on a Dell Inspiron 1525, you get two beeps and no POST.
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Ahh.. the good old picnic (problem in chair not in computer) error. Glad to see you got it figured out.
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Thanks for that. I looked at them and I sort-of think those are desktop beep codes. In any event, the problem was between the chair and keyboard. For posterity, if you don't get the video cable plugged into the screen properly on a Dell Inspiron 1525, you get two beeps and no POST.
Good you fixed it. I sometimes have trouble between the keyboard and the chair as well. Lots of Posterior but not much Posterity!
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Reseat the display conn.... Oh. Nevermind, I'll go back to sleep now.
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