Sony vaio athlon 2800+ started beeping,one long beep lights flash
My sony vaio athlon 2800+ has just started a long beep for approx 5 seconds and with this the vaio symbol starts to flash and the yellow light flashes rapidly. This goes on for about 5 times, what might this be.
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Listen carefully to the beeps
One Long Beep, One Short Beep= motherboard problems.
One Long Beep, 2 Short Beep= video problems.
One Long Beep, 3 Short Beep= video problems.
Repeated long beeps = memory failure
continious long and short beeps = Cpu overheating
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Does anything ever post to the screen when you press the power button?
if not, it's your video card. The links below are for 1 long and 2 short
and they say it's the video card. I've heard that Sony extended the
warranty on some models so you might want to go to their website and
check yours or in a google search type: Sony GPU Extended Warranty. I
did and I see they extended it from one to three years. They have the
faulty Nvidia Graphics Card which was a major problem for many
Take out the memory and then put it back into its slot.
If you have more then one stick of memory then try one stick of memory in each slot one at a time until the beeping goes away.
If the beeping doesn't go away then that means either your memory is bad or the motherboad is bad.
If you can then try another stick of known good working memory and if you still can't get the beeping to go away then you know that at that point the motherboard is bad cause its not detecting the memory.