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Laptop does a long beep, followed by two short beeps.

Laptop : HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv2000t

When I turn it on, the monitor is blank, and after three seconds, three beeps occur, one long beep, followed by two short ones. The monitor stayed blank after this and nothing else happens.

If it was a video card failure, I'd like a step by step guide of taking apart my laptop safely and repair it. I have some screwdrivers, other special tools and a grounding strap. If it was other hardware or RAM that failed, I'd like to know exactly how to fix them as well. I received one long beep followed by two short beeps. I have switched out ram. Screen remains blank.

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  • jasouljagirl Mar 11, 2009

    I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4807 Laptop and occasionally when i'm on it, either doing my assignments or whatever; I hear a short beep sound or long-ish beep sound. Should I be worried? What could be the problem? Does it require urgent servicing?

  • nexgen43 Apr 11, 2009

    one long beep followed by two short ones black screen

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One long followed by two short beep IS a video error. However, your model laptop does not have a separate video card. The only fix is to replace the mother board. Here is the service manual that will show you how to take apart the laptop and even give you the part number you would need to replace the motherboard.

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Those beeps you hear are a trouble report your BIOS is trying to tell you about in the only language she knows.

1 long, 2 short beeps indicate the following pre-scripted error message:

"Video adapter error: Either video adapter is bad or is not seated properly. Also, check to ensure the monitor cable is connected properly."
  • The "video adapter" is the physical device (aka card).
  • "not seated properly" means connecting cable(s) are not full-in connected.
Corrective actions will require opening case and physically inspecting connections, and if still troubled, swapping out the video card with a "known good" one to test.

If that is beyond your geek-ability, it's PC tech repair time.

Good luck, and please do post back ...
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The 4 beep code means no memory detected when the computer started up. No surprise there since you had taken it out.

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I have a HP Pavillion DV 2000 laptop with me. When i boot my system it gives 1 long beep followed by two short beeps and the system doesnt boot. I am not sure as what to do. Can someone help me here?


This website:
http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml

Lists standard beep codes for computers. The one long, followed by two short beeps indicates a display problem according to the site.

I have heard other people say that the same beep codes specify a RAM problem.

Have you recently installed any new RAM or a new graphics card, or made changes to either.

It seems likely to be the graphics card because of the missing info on the screen. Usually when RAM is bad there is something on the screen.

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got backup for your HP?

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