Laptop Motherboard Issue!

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  1. clydefrog

    clydefrog Active Member

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    i have a dell inspiron m5030 laptop. when i boot it up, there's a blank screen, and beeps. 7 beeps to be exact, indicating that there's motherboard failure. i read a fix on dell's website, quoted as follows:

    i did this fix, and it worked! but now everytime i shut down my laptop afterwards, i have to do this fix to hop on. anyone have any suggestions for more of a long term fix?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Other than replacing the motherboard??? Nope.
    My guess is that you have an open circuit which could be anywhere on the mainboard ( a bad copper tracing, cold solder joint, etc.,) and that heating the laptop as you are doing is producing sufficient expansion to allow it to connect.
     
  3. clydefrog

    clydefrog Active Member

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    thanks for the support and reply trouble.

    but fortunately there's a free fix for this issue. :)

    since this is a common problem for people with the same laptop and model, and most likely dell's fault, they're willing to repair my laptop... free of charge! lucky me, huh?

    thanks again trouble. :)
     
  4. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Well you certainly can't beat "free".
    Be sure to backup any critical data to an external resource before sending it off for repair. You never know what you might be getting back.
     
  5. BIGBEARJEDI

    BIGBEARJEDI Honorable Member
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    Ditto on that suggestion, Trouble!

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