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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 sound I am trying to charge the batteries since a long time but while I do so the charging indicator is okhay but i fear that it is not actually charging.

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  • controlsigna Nov 27, 2008

    Hellow Maite,

    I tried to clean the start up button but no avail,The beep sound I hear is too short and of very low intensity but I am sure it is not from the speakers.The battery is not charging it is totally down and when I remove the battery and try to start the machine from direct supply problem persists I would be really grateful if you give me a solution ....!




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Hi junaid,
just got the same problem now(17/06/09)..some people are suspecting some type of IC problem..could you please tell me if you could solve your problem please.My email is

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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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