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Vaio VCG-LT38CE on boot goes directly to black screen with 3 beeps on the boot?

I get three short beeps on the boot and then my screens remains black. I can't get in to set the BIOS to default, yet the boot continues into windows 7. Even though I can't see this, my theme plays a piece of music right after entering Window. I need to decipher the beeps on boot. This should tell me what my probably error is and point at a solution. I have been a tech in mainframes, mid-range and PCs for almost 30 years and I am stumped. Sony's faq pages do not help much as they fail to give viable information.

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Keyboard is not connected properly


Verify that the keyboard is connected properly to the computer by turning off your computer and then disconnecting and reconnecting the keyboard to the computer.

Stuck key


Ensure that there are no stuck keys on the keyboard.

If all keys appear to be ok and you have a standard desktop computer with keyboard, turn the keyboard over and gently hit the back of the keyboard to loosen any dirt or hair that may be stuck in the keyboard.


Bad keyboard


Try another keyboard on the computer to verify that the keyboard has not gone bad.

Bad PS/2 or AT port


If all of the above solutions are not able to resolve your issue it is likely that the port on the back of the computer may be bad and the motherboard or I/O board may need to be replaced.


WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules



make sure that your RAM modules and Cmos battery are securely seated

on some motherboards Cmos batteries are soldered in


Test all power and data leads that attach from motherboard to your hard drive IDE SATA

make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

if its a flat 40 pin ide it will be the first to fail


check the graphics card is seated properly with no dust in the socket you might have to remove it to check for dust reinstall it


restart your computer the found new hardware wizard should activate

a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and to its continue its cycle and to have and end to function.


hope this helps

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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SOURCE: VAIO PCV-W700G Screen (LCD) Blacks out

it could be an issue with the chipset.....the chipset needs to be replaced

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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SOURCE: sony vaio pcv-rs510 fails to fully boot

reinstall os.bios should be preset to boot from cd/dvd but if not power on then press delete key or escape key till bios loads-in boot opt. select cd/dvd drive first boot.put os disk in drive and restart when asked to press key to boot from cd do so.follow inst. instructions.after insall detects previous version of xp select repair (r key) and follow inst. should solve startup problem without losing data.if not reinstall os but select leave files intact instead of format or you will lose all files.

Posted on May 31, 2009

SOURCE: I have a Vaio PCV-W20, and a few months ago the

Ok try this, at boot up press F8, when the Menu comes up, choose Safe Mode, but this time instead of going to the desktop, choose System Restore, follow instructions, and when the Calender type window comes up, simply choose a time BEFORE, the time it went faulty. This should completely restore you to working again. As long as there are NO other problems.
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Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Sony VAIO VGC-RB52 PC Desktop Computer beeps 3

This is usually a memory error in the 1st 1K of memory.
You can try to replace the memory stick.

Posted on Oct 02, 2011

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