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i have a Dell pc which has just started making a beeping sound and monitor tells me no vidio input, it beeps six times then goes quiet,is this terminal?

March 2013

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If it's the keyboard controler, then just changing the keyboard could do. It's the first step in correcting that isue. You can have a decent plain vanila keyboard for arounf $10 for a PS2 model.

You probably have at least 2 USB ports. All computers made since 1998 have USB ports. Using any USB keyboard will bypass the motherboard's keyboard controller.

March 2013

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Suggests that a Keyboard controller has failed but that may only be for some machines - yours may be different. - Preliminary and rudimentary tests from the BIOS chip before attempting to load the Operating System.

Use Google and search for Dell ??? 6 beeps where ??? is your specific machine.

If it does come down to a new machine a Low Specification Laptop can be yours for about £300 - there is no need to pay more - there is no need for super fast performance or big disk and massive memory.

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