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    laptop will not start up, all I get are beep tones

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Check your power suply and adapter .
also check earthing is porpelry
u have to refix your RAM into its slot.

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Beeping on start up


The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers. Use these codes before referring to the other codes when they occur.
Beeps Description 1 short beep and 1 long beep Memory problem 2 short beeps and 1 long beep (repeats 5 times) Unable to initialize video or video card required but not installed 3 short beeps and 1 long beep CPU configuration error or CPU type is not compatible The following beep codes are common to many HP and Compaq desktop computers that can occurwhile restoring, flashing or updating the BIOS :
Beeps Description 1 short beep Legacy floppy drive or CD/DVD drive not detected 2 short beeps Floppy diskette or compact disc not detected 3 short beeps Unable to start flashing (such as when missing a utility or BIOS image) 4 short beeps Flashing failed (checksum error, corrupted image, etc.) 5 short beeps BIOS recovery successful
You can refer to the link mentioned below for further troubleshooting:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=bph07107#N589

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Apr 09, 2014 | HP Compaq Presario SR1830NX PC Desktop

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Tipical Computer/Laptop Post & Beep Error Codes


Error Code: Faulty Component:
_____________________________________________________________
1 short beep None (Normal Boot)

2 short beeps ( POST error)

Non-stop beep ( Power supply or system board)

1 long beep and 1 short beep ( System board)

1 long beep and 2 short beeps ( Video card)

1 long beep and 3 short beeps ( Memory)

3 long beeps ( Keyboard)

Non-stop short beeps ( Power supply or system board,a key on the
keyboard might also be stuck)

None ( Power supply,system board,or system
case built-in speaker)
______________________________________________________________
Visual POST Error Codes:
Error # Range: Component with Error:
______________________________________________________________
100-199 System Board
200-299 System Memory (RAM)
300-399 Keyboard
600-699 Floppy Drive or Floppy Controller
700-799 Math Co-processor
900-999 Parallel Port (LPT1)
1000-1099 Parallel Port (LPT2)
1100-1199 Serial Port (COM1)
1200-1299 Serial Port (COM2)

on Oct 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Bangladesh


Hi,
Friends.
Beep means you computer good or damage conduction denote. If one beep and you laptop start then good conduction. If one long beep and laptop not start then you RAM damage position. But you say you laptop start then not problem in beep sound. And you touchpad not working so i suggest you contact good engineer.
Thanks..

Sep 23, 2013 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Beep codes dell


What model dell laptop ?
we've heard from Studio 17 customers who have the Core i7 processor here on Dell's Forum and other places like ForumDeluxx who are hearing a series of 7 beeps when they try to start their systems.
Yesterday, we posted a new Studio 17 BIOS (A05) to support.dell.com that should ensure the Studio 17 does not have this issue once the updated BIOS is applied. For those of you who have a system that sounds a series of 7 beeps when you try to start it, there are two solutions - one is a DIY fix and the other is contacting Dell and having a service technician come out and take care of it (see bottom of this post for options on contacting Dell).
The fix involves reseating the CMOS (a.k.a. coin) battery inside the system and then (this is important) updating the BIOS as noted above.Even if you are not experiencing beep codes, we recommend updating to the A05 BIOS.
Here is a link to the Service Manual that will explain how to reseat the internal CMOS Battery.
You will need to remove the back plate from the system, so please make sure you are comfortable performing this task.
1. Turn Off and unplug the system and turn it bottom side up
2. Remove external main battery from the laptop.
3. The rear plate for the system is held on by 6 screws.
Remove all 6 screws and remove the plate.
4. With the battery compartment facing you, looking in the top right hand corner you will see the CMOS battery.
5. Using a minimal amount of force and a flat tool, pry the battery gently from its seat (it is held on by sticky substance)
6. Unplug the battery from the motherboard by disconnecting the white connector.
7. Wait for approximately two minutes and then reattach the battery cable and reseat the battery.
8. Replace the rear plate and the retaining screws and reseat the main battery.
9. Attach the AC adapter and power on the system.
10. Update to the A05 BIOS revision
11. If a 5 beep code is heard, switch off the system and restart it.

Aug 24, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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It is beeping 5 times,what might be the problem?


Depends what machine you have!

Type your pc/laptop make and model into google and then add 'beep codes'
The meaning of beep codes are different depending on the manufacturer

Aug 22, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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1 LONG BEEP 2 SHORT BEEPS


Does anything ever post to the screen when you press the power button? if not, it's your video card. The links below are for 1 long and 2 short and they say it's the video card. I've heard that Sony extended the warranty on some models so you might want to go to their website and check yours or in a google search type: Sony GPU Extended Warranty. I did and I see they extended it from one to three years. They have the faulty Nvidia Graphics Card which was a major problem for many manufacturers.

Beep Code Links Below:
http://www.biosbeeps.com/sony-vaio-bios-beep-codes.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/sony-vaio-vgn-ar51-beep-codes-614124.html

Extended 3 Year Warranty for Defective Nvidia Graphics Card links below:

http://apcmag.com/sony-vaio-notebooks-suffer-from-faulty-nvidia-gpus.htm

http://www.slipperybrick.com/2009/08/sony-warns-laptop-owners-of-defective-nvidia-gpus/

May 16, 2012 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Any help for beeping acer laptop when opening..thanks


g'day!

i would like to know how many and the kinds of beeps? there are what they call beep codes which indicates what kind of problem the your laptop is experiencing: here are the common ones:

0 beep = no power, loose card, short
1 short beep = normal,POST (Power On Self Test), your computer is ok
2 short beeps = POST error, review screen for error code.
continuous beeps = no power, loose card, short
repeating short beeps = no power, loose card, short
1 long, 1 short beeps = motherboard issue
1 long, 2 short beeps = video issue
1 long, 3 short beeps = video display circuitry
three long beeps = keyboard/keyboard card error
one beep, blank, incorrect display = video display circuitry

aside from the 1 short beeps, you need to take your laptop to a technician to have it looked at.

cheers mate!
jelo a.

Aug 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Acer aspire ast690 beeps once on start up,then will not boot past logo screen


the beep is a mother board error code though not all beeps signify an error. unfortunately i cannot find the codes key for your laptop as i write this but i would ask you is the beep long or short? are there any written error codes which appear?

Jul 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Everytime i start up the computer it beeps 3-4 times, and the monitor says vga input not connected...whats could be the problem?


here are the beep codes for your exact dell model. this should give you a starting point on finding out what the problem is.

Beep Codes Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. One possible beep code (code 1-3-1) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
Reseating the memory modules may fix the beep code errors in the following table. If the problem persists, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
Code
Cause
1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used
4-3-1
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh

If you hear one of the following beep codes, see "Contacting Dell" in your Owner's Manual for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.
Code
Cause
1-1-2
Microprocessor register failure
1-1-3
NVRAM
1-1-4
ROM BIOS checksum failure
1-2-1
Programmable interval timer
1-2-2
DMA initialization failure
1-2-3
DMA page register read/write failure
3-1-1
Slave DMA register failure
3-1-2
Master DMA register failure
3-1-3
Master interrupt mask register failure
3-1-4
Slave interrupt mask register failure
3-2-2
Interrupt vector loading failure
3-2-4
Keyboard Controller Test failure
3-3-1
NVRAM power loss
3-3-2
NVRAM configuration
3-3-4
Video Memory Test failure
3-4-1
Screen initialization failure
3-4-2
Screen retrace failure
3-4-3
Search for video ROM failure
4-2-1
No time tick
4-2-2
Shutdown failure
4-2-3
Gate A20 failure
4-2-4
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode
4-3-3
Timer-chip counter 2 failure
4-3-4
Time-of-day clock stopped
4-4-1
Serial or parallel port test failure
4-4-4
Cache test failure

Jan 01, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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I do have a hp notebook and evwery time i try to start the laptop the screen is black and it sounds two times and ....nothing i won,t start what shoud i do??


Usually the beeping indicates that there is some sort of hardware failure. Most popular items in this case is RAM or the video card , but as siawolf stated , we are going to need more information to hel you further...such as the model, and if you have changed any hardware latley....thanks!

Oct 07, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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