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Powering on Aramada laptop it beeps

Powering on it beeps

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  • shawn3930 May 07, 2010

    no without the hard drive it beeps, so I am thinking it is the motherboard.



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one thing im thinking at the moment

can you get to the hard drive if so take it out then try turning it on if it stops the beeping when powering up its a case of you need a new hdd.

if it's not what i've said get back to me.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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    continuous beeps = no power, loose card, short
    repeating short beeps = no power, loose card, short
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    1 long, 3 short beeps = video display circuitry
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    aside from the 1 short beeps, you need to take your laptop to a technician to have it looked at.

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    I was previously surfing the net using Chrome and I had opened many many tabs.. My laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook S Series - S6420) then hung/hannged and I couldn't do anything so I held down the power button to...

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