My laptop started to freeze often, Im a second life gamer... I purchased my laptop in nov.06... new years eve 08 i was on computer when the screen went white... next morning i tried to turn the computer on and got 3 beeps one long beep 2 short beeps ... when i turn the computer in there is no screen and gives a clicking sound, turns off and makes clicking sounds again if i unplug and take out battery sometimes it boots up, hp support said to update bios, did it and still nothing!!.... please can someone help me!!!
The three beeps are your key! The post test are failing when you energize. Check your BIOS manufacturer to decode the beeps. The sequence is the main thing. Ask them to check post and tell you what the failure is. There are some books out there that also tell you what the beeps are calling as the failure.
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Re: 3 beeps at start
No video is typically caused by bad CPU, bad memory or obviously, bad video card. The White screen is because there may be somehting wrong with video inverter. The clicking sound may be related to the hard drive. Try removing battery and AC plug, then press and hold power buttton for 10 seconds; I may be wrong on this, you may want to double check on Hp's website to see how to reset BIOS.
If you have your home work or files in your laptop and you can't save it or you want to remove to another PC then I have solution for you!! if you stop the fan by inserting anyting to sop it cooling the CPU then the laptop shuts itself down, press power button again n again after few minutes ou will see the laptop works normal, if you want to use it like this just don't shut it down when you finish, leave it on sleep mode.
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Hi this sounds like a memory/ram issue you need to power of your machine, remove the power cable & then without the power cable connected, press & hold the power button for 15 seconds until it makes a chime noise, that is a basic power function reset, if that does not solve it, remove the memory cover panel on the under side of your laptop then carefully remove the memory chips blow or vacuum the area & use a dry piece of tissue to very gently clean your memory of any dust, replace the ram chips & re-connect power cord, this should solve it, but if not try starting up again without the power cord, if it's successful without the power cord you'll need a new 1, if not it suggests your ram chips have gone bad & you may need to purchase new ram chips, good luck :-) you can find more info about the 5 beeps here: Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code
What brand the laptop is? How many beeps are short and long and in what sequence? Do you receive any error? When the computer starts it checks its hardware and proceeds to boot the OS (windows). If it finds a hardware fault it will beep a code and stop there. The beep code may depend on the fault itself (video, memory, etc) and BIOS brand (Phoenix, American Megatrends, etc). You can try entering the BIOS by holding the or keys as soon as you turn it on for about 5 secs while it shows the first logo on screen. Then in BIOS you can see whats the brand of the BIOS is and with that info search for the beeping codes for that BIOS brand. That will say what kind of fault the unit is having. I hope this works. Im new in this FixYa so I dont know if you can reply me with the answers.
make sure the mouse and keyboard are in right connections...if you look closely youll see icons next to ports.
try without mouse at first start up ,load windows and use key with windows logo on it to access start and scroll to shutdown tab and restart...plug in the mouse before restart.
if logo tab isnt assigned press ctrl + esc to access start menu.
Unfortunately, Microsoft has the final say on warranty issues. Speaking as someone who presently works at the customer service desk at one of the major retailers, it's not surprising that the store staff couldn't help you.
It's possible that the unit you have was sold once to someone else, then returned to the store and re-sold to you. If that's the case, Microsoft will say the warranty started the day it was sold the first time (even if the first owner never opened the box), since they get information from the retailer when they scan the serial number on the box at the time of sale. Also, I'm afraid it doesn't matter when the defect occured--what
matters is when you call them; so screenshots etc. won't be a help in
Try calling Microsoft again, but ask for a supervisor. Be polite, but insistent. Saying, "I know that your system says my warranty is expired, but I'd like to speak with your supervisor about that," might work. If they try a line like "but my manager will say the same thing," then respond with "I'm sure that might be true, but I'd still like to have him or her say it directly to me." Try to convince them to allow you to fax them a copy of the receipt with the accurate purchase date. If you can convince them that they're wrong, they'll probably make an exception to allow you to return it even though it's now well into December.
I have a same issue with my MS-7120, how ever mine is in worse stage, when i power up, it beeps and u can see green/red light blinks on top, and it tries to spin the inner motor + tries to turn inner light on, but after several seconds it goes dead. how ever red/green light blinks on top.
i contact the company which i purchased from, he told me these scanner has life expectation of approx 3 years, after 3 yrs they die.
i was told cause is from heavy/light voltage transfer from outlet.
and they have to be repaired by orbit support.
i am afraid to tell your, sounds like urs is ready to die. just beware !! i hope this information helps you.