x51 [1 beep]: 'BIOS ROM checksum failure - Possible MB failure'

qwerty42

New Member
Feb 27, 2014
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UK
My alienware x51 seems to fall into the 'BIOS ROM checksum failure' category of errors!

Can someone give me a detailed paragraph on this please? A solution would be great but Id just like to deeply understand the problem.

After some ding and dongs it turns out that there isnt any power coming from the motherboard!

Whats the chances of me buying and fitting a new motherboard fixing this problem?

Thanks, qwerty42!
 

mf9

Member
Oct 19, 2013
52
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London
Well I'm no expert on this but searching the web for possible fixes:

1) replace the CMOS battery.
2) try flashing the bios.

Have you been in contact with Dell on this issue?

Surely the last thing you want todo is replace your motherboard.