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How To Fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-Beeps Error

You powered on your Dell Inspiron 5030 Laptop and you are greeted with 7-beeps, screen blank and your hard-drive probably broken. Here is How To Fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-Beeps Error. Although, I can’t guarantee that this is a permanent solution but temporary. It is similar to infamous “Xbox 360 red ring of death” problems.

 How To Fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-Beeps Error

7 Easy Steps To Fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-Beeps Error

1. Unscrew your device to reveal the mother-board
2. Locate the 2-Chips marked in the diagram below

How To Fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-Beeps Error

3. Apply “no clean flux” under the chips from all 4-sides
Hint: This process is very similar to the reflow technique on Xbox 360 red ring of death fix; you can  find youtube videos explaining a little more.
4. Once sufficient “no clean flux” has been applied to the chip, heat the chip with a air reflow for 3-minutes moving the hot air in a circular motion.
5. Repeat step.4 to the second chip already applied with “no clean flux”
6. Arrange mother-board into the casing
7. Couple your device and power it on.

All steps carried out correctly should fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-Beeps Error. The board of the Dell Inspiron 5030 seems to overheat and stop working, this is exactly what the Xbox 360 does. The chips gets too hot and as such the chips do not connect to the board correctly, hence creating a fault in the mother-board. Many devices have been fixed with the reflow technique and it was also the case of the Dell Inspiron 5030.

I would say that even after fix, the device might sooner or later break, instead of going through all the stress once again, a new laptop would be absolutely magical. From my little research, the 7-beeps error on the  Dell Inspiron 5030 is a factory error, Dell itself is too proud to admit to that error and call for a recall. I once had this device and it lasted just 6-days, those days were one of the longest days of my life.

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So, what do you think?

  • cathy smith

    This is the most common problem faced by Dell users. Suggested solution is good but may not work in all situations. To fix this error you can call on our toll free 1-800-924-4927 number to take the help of our technical experts.

  • Marc Antaya

    This technique worked for me, my computer works again! Thank you!

    • Nosa E Nosa

      I am glad it worked for you Marc, it’s a shame Dell didn’t do a recall.

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