Unknown Bios error message

By sparkysting
Apr 4, 2007
  1. I am trying to fix my friends demision 8200. He recently got more RAM for his computer and after he installed it, the computer would not boot. No screen, just error beeps. Even when replacing the memory with original memory, still nothing. I have looked up the beep-code, but Dell has no records of this. This is what im getting:

    5 beeps -pause- 2 beeps -pause- 2 beeps -pause- 1 beep
    Error lights on back are AB yellow CD Green
    Im kinda at a loss right now. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Good chance he 'fragged' his bios with bad ram - shut down, pull the power plug, press the power 'ON' button, make SURE you are grounded, open case, remove bios battery for 10 minutes.

    Re-install the battery, close case, re-insert power plug, re-start.

    Hope for the best.

  3. sparkysting

    sparkysting TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didn't work. Anyone else got any suggestions?
  4. Sellam

    Sellam TS Rookie

    5 short beeps - process failure , faulty motherboard
    2 short beeps - Memory parity failure problem with memory. Must have installed wrong memory .
    1 long beep - DRAM memory failure.
    Remove the additional memory and start the computer , may work.
  5. sparkysting

    sparkysting TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ive tried that. I replaced with the original, then i tried known working memory. Nada :(
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