Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook ?

Motherboard or Hard Drive problem

\015 I have a DST failure when I had a diagnostic test and I was wondering if it was a problem with the motherboard or the Hard drive? How can you tell and test for it?\015

Answers :

Testing mother board:
\015\0121. remove memory:
\015\012if the mainboard produce long beep means good.
\015\012if not that is bad.
\015\0122. if produce long beeps then insert the memory.
\015\0123. if same happen.hear long beep. then clean or replace memory.
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\015\012If your are sure evething is ok in the mboard; then you can test your drive:
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\015\012Hard drive test:
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\015\0121. first fixed well all the connection bet the HDD.
\015\0122. if work then ok, if not then,
\015\0123. replace other IDE cable/ sata cable and fixed well again.
\015\0124.if still thesame; then
\015\0125. examine your HDD , the circuit maybe shorted.
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