Having problems with your Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop ?

Dell dimension 5100 question Trying to revive my older computer, its original video card fried. The problem im having is no display along with 6 long beeps. I thought maybe it was configured soley to read a video card rather than on-board but my theory was proven false as I tried two other video cards. Power supply seems to be working, fan works and motherboard light turns on. Hard drive seems to be working as well. any suggested tests to locate whats wrong? any help would be greatly appreciated


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Sounds like a PCI problem, That computer has an embedded diagnostics program on it. When you first power it on, push the reset button twice in rapid succession to engage the diagnostic program and let it run. There is a link below that explains the possible problem and solutions.....
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