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Laptop problem i have a laptop ibm thinkpad a 31. When switch on the beep sound coming. one long and two short. what is the problem? please ..... memory replaced but again found this problem?

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Re: laptop problem

1 long beep + 2 short beeps during a POST (Power-On Self Test) for a IBM ThinkPad stands for System board, video adapter or LCD assembly failure.

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My IBM T41 make beep sound and turns off itself. What is happening?

You can try the steps below.
Try removing the battery and plugin the charger and try turning on.
Do you see any thing displayed on your screen when you switch on?
Please mention the beep pattern, 2 beeps or continuous beep.
Hope this helps. Good Luck

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I have an IBM Thinkpad T43. A good piece of hardware, very dependable and durable. Until now. I cannot boot the t43. when i press the power on switch, the num lock and key lock lights up together with the...

something is definitely faulty.. could be damage on the motherboard.. may be water.. first have it opened and checked then try to power it in adapter minus battery.


Jan 31, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook

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How can i fix my IBM ThinkPad T22 2647. it produce 3 simultaniuos beep sounds lcd is black out.

This is a list of ThinkPad Beep codes.
It appears you have a memory or motherboard problem, most likely a RAM problem. Try reseating the RAM modules, if this doesn't work, then remove the RAM and take them to your friendly computer repair shop to get them to test the RAM modules for you. If the RAM is faulty them replace.

Beep symptoms

Symptom or error
Service part or action, in sequence
One beep and a blank, unreadable, or flashing LCD.
  1. Reseat the LCD connector
  2. LCD assembly
  3. External CRT
  4. System board
One long and two short beeps, and a blank or unreadable LCD.
  1. System board
  2. LCD assembly
  3. DIMM
Two short beeps with error codes.
POST error. See Numeric error codes for more help.

Two short beeps and a blank screen.
  1. System board
  2. DIMM
Three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.
  1. DIMM
  2. System board
One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.
  1. DIMM
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My IBM ThinkPad T41 screen won't turn on. it only beeps 3 times. thats all it does

One long two short beep? Sounds like the common Video issue. You can try the reflow method. Look it up on yourtube or you can get the reflow guide from

Jun 14, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T41 Notebook

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When i turn my IBM THINKPAD R50e on it just beeps 3 times then turns off

I checked on a beep code for your IBM laptop, and the only code listed with 3 beeps is:
One long, two short beeps System board failure; Video adapter problem; LCD assembly failure

None of these codes sound like an easy or quick fix for you.
If your code is not one long, and 2 short beeps, repost and update!

Feb 10, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad R50e Notebook

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Problem with ibm thinkpad r40

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.

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Ibm thinkpad a22m turns on, but no screen

diid u change memory or something it means that some hardware is not compatible or broken lik memory mostly it because of that

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Laptop problem

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.

Dec 27, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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Ibm laptop problem

The beeps are telling you something is not right.
Every beep is different and I'm not 100% on what means what.
Most likely something is not inserted right into the motherboard.
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.
These basic troubleshooting steps should help you find the problem. If not it could be the cpu is burnt out.....the way to know this is if you unplug it, the beeps will disapeir or change completely.
Maby someone else on FixYa could tell you what the exact beep could be but I'm pretty sure its just something not plugged in right or a faulty part like I had just mentioned. Either way your computer should work fine once the problem is traced and fixed.

Dec 27, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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