Solved: dell beeping not starting up

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cpt. applesauce

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i have an old dell optiplex gx 200 it's a pentium 3, 256 ram, and 40gb hard drive, it's actualy usualy my most reliable computer, never been down for more then a day or so but i had it in storage for around a month and i took it out the other day to set it up but now it's not starting up, it gives me a beep sequence of 5-2-2-3 and i was looking around on the web for an explanation of the sequence but all the sites seam to have expired, anyone got any ideas what to fix?
 

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Howdy,


Re seat the memory and see if the beeps stop.
 
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Most dell beep codes seem to be the same on a lot of systems.
Most i can find on 5223 is

5-2-2-3 Levelization failed (either bad timing or continuity card missing)
 

cpt. applesauce

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funny, i tried that earlier and it didn't do anything but i just tried it again and i'm back in buisnes, thank you very much for your help
 
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Ram on a Dell laptop is really tricky and can take a number of tries to get right.
 
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