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One long beep followed by two short beeps.

Once I turn my computer on it has one long beep followed by two short beeps, takes me about half an hour to turn it on. Sometimes when my labtop turns on the screen resolution is all blury and large. Please help!

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This POST error code means there is a video card problem.
On laptops the video chip is part of the motherboard and the video RAM is shared (part of) the main RAM modules.
The RAM maybe faulty or needs reseating. Reseat the RAM modules to see if the problem goes away. You can also get the RAM tested at your friendly computer shop, if the RAM is OK the you have a faulty video chip on the motherboard. The cost of replacing the motherboard may not be worth it.

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That is a video error code. There is a known issue with nvidia/hp video cards. Suggest reading this for more info.

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