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Laptop problem i have a ibm laptop. when switch on beep sound coming, (one long and two short) what is the problem . please

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This is probably a memory or mother board failure.
If you google for 'beep sounds' there is a list which will tell you what various sounds mean.
Either way if the computer works OK nothing to worry about.
If the computer is malfunctioning its a workshop job.

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Go back and check you inserted the ram correctly, if that dosn't work try checking your cables (ide, power, etc.) and your cards (video, sound, etc.) as they might have slipped out of place when inserting the ram.
You might even have a bad/faulty part in the motherboard. Check the new ram stick and see if it works without it.
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