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IBM Lenovo Thinkpad R61 gets 1 long & 2 short beeps on startup

7742-cto model Thinkpad R61 running Vista. When I press the power on button I get 1 long & 2 short beeps, then nothing. I have tried:
- Combinations with and without battery & AC adaptor
- Removed CD drive and HDD
- Unplugged & rearranged the 2 1G Dimms
- Held down F1 & ThinkVantage buttons
- Opened it up and looked for loose connectors etc
- Searched the web
- Shook it and bumped it
No Change in symptoms.
1. Anything else I can try?
2. Any diagnostics I can run?
3. Any good place I can send it for service?

Thanks, Ross

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  • Ros Maed Nov 26, 2008

    Thanks, still no change. I am shopping for a motherboard fixer.



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Try this:
Open two RAMs, clean them properly and connect only one RAM then try. If nothing changes, then remove the RAM and insert the other one. And try again.

If this fails too, then there is a good chance that you have motherboard related problem

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