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I have an acer 5100 laptop and at start up it has one long beep and two short ones with no display what can be wrong with it?

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Standard Original IBM POST Error Codes 1 short beep
Normal POST - system is ok 2 short beeps POST Error - error code shown on screen No beep Power supply or system board problem Continuous beep Power supply, system board, or keyboard problem Repeating short beeps Power supply or system board problem 1 long, 1 short beep System board problem 1 long, 2 short beeps Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA) 1 long, 3 short beeps Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 3 long beeps 3270 keyboard card

so it sounds like your video card is having trouble

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g'day!

i would like to know how many and the kinds of beeps? there are what they call beep codes which indicates what kind of problem the your laptop is experiencing: here are the common ones:

0 beep = no power, loose card, short
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Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information.Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue.Try to disconnect/connect the video card. If nothing happens, there's a possiblity that the problem is with the LCD cables or the LCD itself.

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hiiii ther
how r u ??
the beep u got is the motherboard diagnose for error in the video card
so even if u try an external screen it won't work
so if that ur VGA card is built in
u have to buy a new one
but 1st u should try this try to unhooke the card and clen it and hooke it back again and se what will happend if u get the beep again than it's dead my friend sorry
u take careand have fun
salammmmmmmm {bye in arabic}

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