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Won't start up; only beeps. It was working fine then I rebooted and it died. Lenovo T61p WinXp Pro SP3

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Well, appears that either the memory card or the Video graphics card is bad. When you hit the power button do any lights show up on the control panel? How many beeps do you hear. Does it continue to beep or just once?
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