Screen freezes & dispalys weird charactors then on re-boot beeps 3 times.
Sometimes when move screen it freezes as well. Maybe a fault on screen, not sure how to get at screen itself or the neck joint.
Think a common fault, but if can take screen apart, maybe can get to what I think is broken cable or something in screen?
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Re: IBM ThinkPAd feezing & screen not working
I have about 50 IMB Lenovo ThinkPad R40 at work, this "defect" comes if in use every day, from 1½ year to 2 years. I have tried to fix it, but have to admit that I have found my superier. Buy yourself a new one here for xmas.
Try cleaning out the dust from the inside of the laptop...it may be getting too hot. It might need to be lifted a bit or have a new fan installed. It may also be a video card issue and that may be worth the computer's value.
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Beeps usually mean there is a problem with your system hardware. 4 beeps usually mean a memory failure, but beep codes vary. Google "beep codes" to get a list of meanings. Lenovo Support has several pages for this. Try HERE
Hi there. If the beep is a short beep then there is nothing wrong with the PC, just enter the bios utility, set the date and time, save the changes and exit the bios. The computer will restart and should boot straight through to windows. Please post back if you need anymore help or advice.
The IBM beep code error 1 long 2 short beeps means there is a video card fault. Reseat your RAM because the video card uses some of the RAM. If it doesn't work then the video chip on the motherboard is faulty, the only way to fix is to replace the motherboard - this may not be a cost effective solution.
Connecting an external monitor to the laptop won't work because the video card also sends data to the video port.
Reseat all the RAM, CMOS battery and any PCI graphics cards and then try to boot the computer.
Also remove all the memory cards and then turn on the computer. If you dont get any beep sounds, then it is a problem with 1 or more RAM cards.
Then alternatively try with 1 RAM at a time in different slots and check if it is a problem with any of the RAM cards or the RAM slots.
It's your memory, or more to the point, the memory slots. take all memory out, install 1 piece in the slot closest to the back of the laptop, push down on the memory as if pushing it into the motherboard, and hold pressure while booting.
Bet that works. if not, let me know.
I've got the same machine.