My Lifebook won't turn on, it sounds like it wants to then I hear 3 loud beeps and there is a flashing light right next to the power on/off button. It looks like a suitcase or padlock with 2 arrows in it. Help please!
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It is unfortunate that the computer is not turning on. Request you to try following the below steps which might help:
(1)Turn off the computer.
(2)Remove all the external peripherals like AC Adaptor, flash drives, battery, etc.
(3)Press and hold the power button for 30sec which releases the static on the computer (if any)
(4)Put back the battery and plug in the AC Adaptor.
(5)Let the computer charge for some time.
(6)Try turning on the computer. If the computer doesn't turn on then check if the computer gives any series of beeps or if there are any diagnostics LEDs on it.
basically your screwed , if the laptop is still under warranty I would return it without telling them u tried to flash the bios....ergo if they find out you will not be covered for warranty
the only other thing you may be able to try is inside of the laptop casing should be a small round battery usually wrapped in heatshrink or alike if you unplug that then unplug power source (main battery) and hold power button down for about 30 sec then replce both batteries and turn on it may reset bios to factory but is highly unlikely!!! you may need to contact the creator of the nios system!!!
Try powering on laptop what happens do you hear any beeps or see any lights normally if u see lights this is a sign that it is working if not your motherboard could be bad if you see lights and hear constant short beeps this means your memory can be bad, Try powering on laptop without battery and only power supply plugged in.
Your beep codes are..
1 short beep System is OK 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card .
So looks like a display problem, have you tried any of the recovery/restore options available when you press F8 on boot up
I don't have access to your board details. However, beeps frequently represent memory problems. Try removing the memory on your system and then putting it back.
You can access your memory on the bottom of your computer. It is likely the smallest rectangular hatch. After powering donwn the computer, remove one or two screws.
Remove the memory sticks by spreading the clips on each side of the memory. After removing them, put them back. This will clean the terminals and ensure a good connection. Before putting the back on, try to boot the computer. If you hear no beeps, all is good. Turn off the computer and put the hatch back on.
If you hear beeps, switch the memory modules. Try again. If you still hear beeps, try one module at a time in the primary memory slot. If one of these works, you should be able to buy a new memory module. Go to a sight like Crucial's and have it tell you what you can add. Perhaps this is a good excuse to upgrade.
You should do this at the kitchen table to avoid any static discharge.