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Re: Laptop amkes a beep sound but doesn't boot
more than likely those are beep codes and should give us an idea of what is going on. Typically there is a specific pattern of long and short beeps. If you can identify them for us we can start the troubleshooting process
It might be a problem with keyboard as well, I have acer laptop and the delete button is broken, in pieces = laptop might beep for keyboardbutton error, one of the keys might be pushed accidently down by themselves..?
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How do you know it is charging? What does it do when you hit the power button?
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe your power cord is bad if you don't get anything to happen whatsoeverwhen you press the power button. And if that's true maybe you wasoperating off the battery the last time you had it on and since the power cordis bad, it was not charging the battery so the battery is drained and the powercord is bad.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.
In fact for a full month when I first boot the computer, the fans runs,
no extra beeps, the light blinked correctly but no bios at the screeen. I
remarked also that the fans run full speed doing a lot of noise. Then I
stopped the computer and wait 2 minutes and then it always works
correclty at the second boot with the bios screen appearing. Also, the
fan calm down after 1 second with less noise. So when I start the
computer and hear that the fan calm down with less noise after 1 second,
I know that the computer will boot correctly. That happens always at
the second try after waiting 2 minutes. But since yesterday, the fans
never calm down and the noise still remains high with no Bios at the
screen. I'm suspecting the Power Supply...
Could be 3 things Memory or CPU or Powersupply. are you getting any beeps if so how many, how long. try taking all the memory out and powering up see if it beeps if so try to put one stick of memory in at a time and see if it will boot. if you get no beeps with memory out check powersupply some PS's have a red switch on back for current input. switch back and fourth about 20 times uning a pen and set it to the right current for you location. put ram back in see if it will boot if not its trial and error of the PS and the CPU replacement and it still could be the RAM giving false readings. yea i know sounds like a ball of fun.