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Startup Problem I have an IBM R51 and there is this strange beep sound comming out of somehwere from the processor whenever I press the switch on button the battery indicator lights up for a second and goes down again,while I am trying to charge it since some time the charging indicator is okhay but it seems that the battery is not getting charged. please help ... !!

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The power socket could be loosing cause this kind problem, must re-solder the socket on PCB of motherboard by component level repair tech.

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Makes beeping sound


may be ram faulty.
change the ram if prob. not solve then heat the ati chip on motherboard.

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My laptop bm 29R7074 won't open, when you press on button it will keep on veeping,what's its problemll@yahoo.com


The beeping is a code to tell you what's wrong. The most common beep codes are usually related to the memory (RAM). I would try reseating (take out and put back in) the memory on the bottom side of the notebook. If that doesn't work, try different memory. Lastly, there's alway the chance that the beeping is a different problem, like the keyboard or motherboard, so you might try referencing the beeps against the potential problems (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-46018.html). Try the RAM thing though, good chances it's that. ;-]

Mar 23, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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4 beeps are coming in R51 IBM notebook we remove memory module but same issue.


Just Remove the Battery and connect the Power Cable.
Try to switch ON the laptop. Please confirm if its working fine now.

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Sep 24, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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My IBM Thinkpad R51 no display at all


sounds like its not getting past bios due to .. i would say dirty ram cards take the ram cards out clean there points put them back in and try again

Jul 06, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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I have an ibm R51 and the radio is off and it keeps telling me to turn it on to use wireless but never works.


Look for the wireless on/off switch of the wireless adapter. Usually it is located infront of the computer right beside the LED indicators. Make sure that the switch is in ON position. If not infront, look on the side. You can also enable/disable the wireless network card by pressing Fn + F5.

May 19, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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Ibm think pad r51 nodisplay 4 beeps commaing


This indicates a possible memory problem. Reseat the RAM modules and boot up, if OK then the laptop is OK.
If not then :-
If you have two RAM modules, remove both and insert one and boot up, if it is OK then repeat with the other one - this will determine which memory module is faulty.

Mar 30, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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Disable boot up password in R51


You could open up the R51 and remove the CMOS battery. This would reset the password.

Here is a link I found that allows one to hack the BIOS password:
http://sodoityourself.com/hacking-ibm-thinkpad-bios-password/

Or try this fixya thread:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1641914-ibm_thinkpad_r51

Feb 06, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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IBM R51 and is having a problem at startup


try removing all the memory modules on the system, usually you'll get beeps. if you do get a beep try one memory module at a time see if you get something on the screen, observe also the lights on the system see if they would stay on or blink or flash. its rare that a virus would attack the BIOS, more-likely a bad motherboard or harddrive can be prevent the computer from starting up. hit me back on the results. thanks!

Jan 08, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R51 Notebook

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My IBM r51 is not able to start whenever I try to start the machine a strange beep sound comes out of somewhere from the processor the battery indicator flashes for a secong and is dead after the beep...


Good day!
If you hear a long beepsound it is the memory problem. It may be dirty. You remove it and clean. Use eraser to clean the gold pins. If you hear a continues sound it is a mother board problem. Try to check the connections because it might be the processor doesnt work properly. It may need cleaning. Try to check also your power button. Press it properly. Sometimes it has dirt inside the button thats why no connection to your power button.
Try to post any result so that I can give you more trouble shooting tips.

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