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Machine BEEPS four times and will not boot up

When I hit the power button on the machine, the motherboard beeps four times, the fan cuts on and the power light remains on; but, the screen remains black and that's all.

Tried to remove the memory and reset and also done that with the battery. Tried to then boot with battery and without. When I changed the memory from slot 1 to 2 the motherboard beeped 1 time, 3 times, 2 times and it had the same result.

I was trying to locate a book for the motherboard to explain with the beeps are but cannot locate one anywhere. Do I need another motherboard or is there something else I can try?

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  • damitch Jul 02, 2008

    Went to purchase another memory stick for the laptop and it booted right up. The previous memory stick was faulty. The system came right up.



    Thanks for this resolution!

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