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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Re: sony vaio athlon 2800+ started beeping,one long beep...
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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1. Turn Igniton off
2. With ignition 'OFF' press and hold both arrow buttons, turn ignition on.
3. Release buttons after 3 seconds - the reset reminder should be flashing.
4. Press and hold set button for approx 3 seconds or until beep.
5. If you need to reset oil service - Press and hold set button again for
approx 3 seconds or until beep. 'Service Reset No Items' should show.
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
Ok, if it is simply the image that is freezing and it is still staying on then there is hope for the PS3.
If however it is turning off with 3 beeps and flashing the red light then that is serious.
Please try the following if it is just the display freezing :
Turn the PS3 off into standby (red light on)
Press and hold the power button. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and then beep one more time and turn off into standby mode (red light on)
Release the power button
Press and hold the power button again. It will beep when you first press it, beep again 5 seconds later and this time there will be 2 quick beeps together. Release the power button when you hear these 2 quick beeps.
The PS3 will start up asking you to connect the controller via USB and press the PS button. Do this and then continue.
After doing the above a menu will load with 6 options. Choose option 3 "Restore File System". This will re-install the PS3 software if it has become corrupt. Ignore any messages about corrupt hard drive, this is normal. If this step does not work try the above again but select option 4, then 5 if that doesn't work.
One of these options should get your PS3 up and running again.
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.
Check the Air Bag Indicator Light. When you turn the car on it should stay on for 6 seconds and then turn itself off. If a fault is detected in the system operation check, the indicator light will either fail to light, stay on continuously or flash. The flashing may not start until up to 30 seconds after the initial systems check.
If there is a fault in the system AND the air bag indicator light fails to light then an audible tone will alert you- it will be a set of 5 chimes (bells/beeps) five times in a row.
Have the Air Bag serviced and the indicator light bulb changed. Since the dash will be off in order to change the bulb, I would have all of the other dash lights changed at the same time. If one goes out, others will surely follow.