Hey, again my laptop seems to have died... Iv had my laptop for about 18months now - it worked on christmas morning when i checked my emails etc but in the afternoon when i went to turn it on again it made a long beep followed by 2 shorter ones... and does it whenever i turn it on... I have a feeling its a problem with the graphics card cz when this happened b4 it was under warrenty and HP took it, replaced the Graphics card (i think) and presto... but now its not under warrenty... is there anyway i can fix it... quickly??
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Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information
It seems that there is RAM issue because of which you are 1 long beep and 2 short beeps refers on your Sony Viao laptop in such case the basic thing is to replace your RAM and youn't be able to get the beep sound again or else you can also Rub the golden foil of your RAM with rubber and try to insert it again. Hope it works for you.
THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:
1 beep - computer ok continous beeps / long beeps - memory error continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios 1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error
or this might help
you can check out this list
1 short - Computer ok 2 short - RAM failure 3 short - Parity RAM failure 4 short - System timer failure 5 short - Motherboard failure 6 short - Keyboard controller error 7 short - CPU failure 8 short - Video RAM failure 9 short - ROM BIOS error 10 short - CMOS read/write error 11 short - Cache RAM error 1 short, 3 long - Memory failure 1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure
Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.
1 long - Memory error 1 long, 2 short - Video error 1 long, 3 short - Video failure Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure
that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own
beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need
to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.
Standard IBM beep codes.
No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure 1 short - System is ok 2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen) Repeating short - Motherboard failure 1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure 1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure 1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error 3 long - Keyboard error
Pheonix beep codes
1-1-3 CMOS memory failure 1-1-4 BIOS failure 1-2-1 System timer error 1-2-2 Motherboard error 1-2-3 Motherboard error 1-3-1 Motherboard error 1-4-1 Motherboard error 1-4-2 Memory error 2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps) 3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps) 3-2-4 Keyboard controller error 3-3-4 Video adapter failure 4-2-4 Expansion card failure 4-3-4 Time of day clock failure 4-4-1 Serial port error 4-4-2 Parallel port error 4-4-3 Math co-processor error
What motherboard do you have? If you don't know, provice make and model of your system and maybe we can find out that way. Is it one long beep? Are there any other beeps and/or a sequence. A good place to start and alot of times, depending on your bios, 1 to 3 beeps means a problem with the RAM(memory). If you have more than 1 stick, you can pull them out, restart and if the beep is the same, you've probably found your culprit. You can then insert one at a time in one of your slots, then restart. If this works, you've found a good stick. If not, try another slot and restart, etc. Try all sticks in all slots.
Your beep codes are..
1 short beep System is OK 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Display adapter problem (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card .
So looks like a display problem, have you tried any of the recovery/restore options available when you press F8 on boot up
see if the company offers a boot disk option for flashing your bios. If so make a boot disk and use their flash program. If it's just for windows then your most likely going to have to send it back to them.
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.