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I have a Dell Dimensions 3000, It was running OK until I put additional memeory in, now it will not boot. I have tried replacing the previous memory but to no avail.
On start up the fans runs, a solid green light appears, but nothing else.
On the back the diagnostic lights are Green/Amber/Amber/Amber
The beep pattern is 1:3:2.

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Per the Dell Web site:

Why a computer may give a 1-3-2 memory beep code after upgrading the memory.

When you change the amount of memory or move the memory modules, you may cause memory beep errors during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).
This may occur if you do not remove the power cord from back of the computer while adding or removing memory modules.
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Seems kinda lame to me. Have you gone into CMOS setup and checked for the correct amount of RAM?
 

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Thanks for the reply.

I did power down before memory upgrade, including removing the cable.

I have reset the CMOS, how do you get into configuration if the bios does not load.
 

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With Dell, it's usually F2 shortly after you power up.
 

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The problem is that you can not get that far into the bios, no screen display. The only reaction is the lights GREEN/AMBER/AMBER/AMBER on the back and the beep patteren 1-3-2

Thanks for your help so far
 

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I don't see that light combination listed in the Dell manuals.

Make sure you didn't bump something else loose while you were in there. Maybe unplug everything you can see and reseat the connectors.
 
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