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Computer wont boot, only fan running

After about 4-5 minutes it beeps once but nothing on the screen and no further beeps. I can only open the dvd drive once it has beeped before then nothing works.

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  • rayrobertsyo Jan 17, 2009

    only one but like I said only after a few minutes



  • rayrobertsyo Jan 17, 2009

    did that all seems to be ok, the fan runs and once it beeps the fan runs softer

  • rayrobertsyo Jan 17, 2009

    I removed the memory and then after 4 minutes I get one long and two shrt beeps

  • rayrobertsyo Jan 17, 2009

    when I replace the memory then its back to one beep after 4 minutes

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells May 11, 2010

    when you boot your computer how many beeps do you hear?

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Well, the first thing that might be causing this is your memory card (RAM). Try to remove it and place it in another memory slot on the motherboard.

To be sure if your motherboard is still in good working condition, remove the memory card and power on the PC.

You should hear continuous beep sounds.

If you hear this then your motherboard is fine.

If placing the memory card in another slot does not work then the problem lies with the memory card itself. You will need to replace it.

It could also be that some faulting PCI cards are causing this error.

Try to remove your PCI cards. Normally a faulting PCI modem causes this type of error. Remove it and then power on the pc.

The processor cannot be faulty but still if you want to check it, remove the CPU Cooler fan. Then turn on the PC.

Place your finger on the processor for 2 seconds. You should find the processor heating up. Then turn it off immediately. If this works then your processor is good.
Remember not to leave it ON for more than 5 secs.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 17, 2009

    IBM Thinkpad BIOS Beep Codes:



    One long, two short beeps System board failure; Video adapter problem; LCD assembly failure



    1 long, 2 short Video adapter error

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Check the (memory) ram chip, keyboards, and mouse for faults then try again.

Most time beeps indicate memory errors

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