Question about HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook
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!
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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If you're hearing beep codes after you turn your computer on, it typically means that the system has encountered some kind of problem before it was able to display any kind of error information on the monitor.
Follow the steps below to determine what system problem the beep code is representing.
Difficulty: AverageTime Required: Anywhere from 10 minutes to a few hours depending on the cause of the beep code
Power on the computer or restart it if it's already on.
Listen very carefully to the beep codes that sound when the computer begins to boot.
Restart your computer if you need to hear the beeping again. You're not likely to make whatever problem you have worse by restarting a few times.
Write down, in whatever way makes sense to you, how the beeps sound.
Important: Pay close attention to the number of beeps, if the beeps are long or short and if the beeping repeats or not. There is a big difference between a "beep-beep-beep" beep code and a "beep-beep" beep code.
This is all important information that will help determine what issue the beep codes are representing.
What steps you take to solve a particular beep code will differ depending on the BIOS manufacturer.
Choose the correct beep code troubleshooting guide below based on your motherboard'sBIOS manufacturer:
Tip: Not sure what brand of BIOS is on your motherboard? See this How To Determine Your Motherboard BIOS Manufacturer guide for some helpful advice.
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1 long, 1 short beep : System
1 long, 2 short beeps: Display adapter problem (MDA, CGA)
1 long, 3 short beeps: Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA)
3 long beeps : keyboard card
The beeps are post during post the very first work is done by the RAM , all the memory in the RAM is first transferred to the hard disk,and remains active untill turned off.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you
are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
sure that your RAM modules and Cmos battery are securely seated
some motherboards Cmos batteries are soldered in.
Test all power and data leads that attach from Motherboard
to your Hard Drive IDE SATA
Make sure they have a secure dust free connections if its a
flat 40 pin ide it will be the first to fail
Check the graphics card is seated properly with no dust in
the socket you might have to remove it to check for dust reinstall it.
Restart your computer the found new hardware wizard should
A computer needs power and data to travel through every
working device and to its continue its cycle and to have and end to
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy drive have secure Make sure the connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
A computer needs all electric current and computer data to travel to and through every working device and have an end to work properly so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error.
Also check the Keyboard for secure dust free connection ps2 and or usb.
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll through devices if you see a yellow Question / Exclamation ? ! or a Red X a new driver will need to be installed / updated.
Right click to update driver.
If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it.
Rather doing a driver hunt
which can take hours
it might take some time being a freeware driver solution
note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
This is a free
This will automatically search for and find the correct driver
you will have to update every driver individually once you
update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore
Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.
Hope this helps.
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