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I have a IBM THINKPAD R50E

I can't get the laptop to except any disk for the cd-rom. I tryed loading the OS system and booting it up. The drive light comes on the cd-rom drive for a few, then it goes out.

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  • ndestry Oct 24, 2008

    The same IBM R50E Laptop , when I plug in a USB mouse restarting the laptop the mouse dosent lite up. So you think getitng a External USB cd-rom will resolve the problem. The system just sit there with a black screen. I see light display showing all green the battery is fine, Its some funny little circle that come up for the light display. I also hear 4 peep's or 4 tone noise when the laptop comes up. Please help!!!!

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Cheapest way would be to get an external USB CD-ROM - Most newer laptops should be able to boot from an USB Device.

G'luck

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

  • Jerry Oct 24, 2008

    Ahh 4 beeps is the info we need. - 1st I would re-seat the ram, then look at the info below if beeping continues.

    I hope this may help. G'luck

    IBM BIOS beep codes
    Below are IBM BIOS Beep
    codes that can occur. However, because of
    the wide variety of models shipping with this BIOS, the beep codes may vary.







    Beep Code

    Description

    Document




    No Beeps

    No Power, Loose Card, or Short.


    CH000312




    1 Short Beep

    Normal POST, computer is ok.

    No problem




    2 Short Beep

    POST error, review screen for error code.

    See screen




    Continuous Beep

    No Power, Loose Card, or Short.


    CH000607




    Repeating Short Beep

    No Power, Loose Card, or Short.


    CH000607




    One Long and one Short Beep

    Motherboard issue.


    CH000607




    One Long and Two Short Beeps

    Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.


    CH000607




    One Long and Three Short Beeps.

    Video (EGA) Display Circuitry.


    CH000607




    Three Long Beeps

    Keyboard / Keyboard card error.


    CH000304




    One Beep, Blank or Incorrect Display

    Video Display Circuitry.


    CH000607


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