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When turning the power on get a beep a pause a beep

No video

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  • 1950jrs Dec 28, 2008

    Tried 3 different video cards, still have the same beeps

  • 1950jrs Dec 28, 2008

    I also replace dthe memory with no change. I do not have documentation on this computer, have no idea which jumpers to reset the bios

  • Eric Ramirez
    Eric Ramirez May 11, 2010

    Are there any lights on the laptop (power, HDD, etc)?

    Do you hear the cd or hdd spinning?

    Have you tried to hook to an external monitor?

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Sounds like the graphics card has either come unseated or has went bad. Try reseating the card but be prepared to replace because that is the common fix. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer.

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  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger Dec 28, 2008

    Thanks for the terrible rating even though my answer was correct for the original problem you posted.

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If your monitor plugs directly into the motherboard, then you need to purchase a video card and install it in your system. The computer will bypass the built in video and use the video card. If your monitor plugs into a separate video card already installed in your system, then that card needs to be replaced. That is what the beep code means when you turn it on -- the computer can't find the video. Oh, and please take a moment to give this solution a fixya rating. Thanks! :c)

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  • Kevin Shafer
    Kevin Shafer Dec 28, 2008

    Well it would have been nice to have known that in your original question before you gave a bad rating.

    Have you tried resetting the BIOS through the motherboard jumpers first?

    Beep codes can also indicate bad memory, which would stop the computer from dipsplaying video also.


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