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Topic Title: DELL Laptop flashes boot message: RS485/M BR#23931
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 06/25/2008 11:01 AM
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amd833
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When I boot up my Dell Vostro 1000 laptop it flashes a code to the screen for about 203 seconds that says: RS485/M BR#23931. What does this code mean? The closes I've gotten to understanding this message is that "RS485M-M" is related to an AMB motherboard model. Can find nothing on the second part of the coded message.
 06/25/2008 11:16 AM
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Excuse my spelling. 203 should have been 2-3 and AMB should have been AMD.
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Welcome.

Did you try the Dell community forums?

I found this:

"On reboot after hibernation the RS485/M message is flashed to the display. "

"That error is related to the video card. The number RS485/M refers to the video chipset from ATI,"

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 06/25/2008 12:20 PM
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Yes. I'm a member to that forum and found a thread (probably the same one you referenced) there but there's not enough information to fully resolve the issue. I'm not sure it's actually an "error message" because, after I ran through the DELL system/hardware diagnostics, all the tests passed. Maybe it's just an informational message. I just someone to confirm either way. I also contacted DELL support through their online chat and the tech has never seen or heard of the code or message. So it doesn't seem to be related to a DELL message but rather a 3rd party component inside the laptop. One of the following, motherboard, CPU, video processor, RAM? Where does one begin? Why do these things have to be so cryptic?
 06/25/2008 01:44 PM
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Good, always good to have more than one source of info!

I'm not sure either about the message, sorry I cannot offer any more help.

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Edited: 06/25/2008 at 04:01 PM by MD - Moderator
 07/01/2010 03:55 PM
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had the same problem...
just clear CMOS and njoy

..maybe ...BR... means BootRecord?... i think in that way.. some kind of bios boot error...

Edited: 07/01/2010 at 04:07 PM by HarrieR1988
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