You powered on your Dell Inspiron 5030 Laptop and you are greeted with 7-beeps, screen is blank and your hard-drive isprobably broken. Alright, I will show you my methods to fix Dell Inspiron 5030 7-beeps error. This is not a permanent solution and it is similar to the popular “Xbox 360 red ring of death”.
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
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 may break down again. Rather than going through all the stress every time, you might consider getting a new budget gaming Laptop. 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.