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No display!!!! Hi, I replaced the working hard drive on my ibm T43 and to a higher capaity and lost the display. I put the old one back but still the same no display. But I can hear the hard drive spinning. When I turns on it makes 4 intermittent beeping sound. Please help me. Thanks Joe

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You probably know that something else got messed up in the switch.

Here is a page talking about BIOS beep error codes.

I'd do a few things. Reseat the RAM, this is easy and could be messed up..

I'm worried that there was a short or some other issue that damaged a component on the main board. I'd try to follow the Power On Self Test (POST) error codes from above, or google it more to see if you can find your exact symptom. If you are still getting beeps, you should be able to determine exactly what is wrong.

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