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Dead tried starting my acer aspire several times. I push the button then get an unusally loud one or two beeps but no more contact, while fan goes on. There is no display no text.v I never had this before. Was ist los. answer to marjarolf@gmail.com

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  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    Assuming the problem is the video display since I get 1 long and two short beeps on the aspire 5100 of acer. how can I determine that is really the problem, can I change out the videodisplay, and if so how, and roughly how much does it run.

  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    That did not help.

  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    You have suggested taking memory out individually. How do I do that.tks

  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    Going inside puts me on the spot. Can you suggest someone in La Habra, Fullerton, Hacienda La Puente area of US that could check it...Tellephone helps. Tks.

  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    beneath laptop, I have around three accessible doors, one for the battery, one which says contains transmitter moudle atheros ar5bmb5,, and then one unmarked...

  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    can I access the laptop somehow even if video display is down?

  • marjarolf Jul 05, 2008

    If it is the vga board, I have an acer apire 5102wlmi, bought in Sweden, which vga board is the correct one to purchase

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Hi

THe most common beeps that you will encounter 95% of the time in repairing PC's are:

1 beep - computer ok
continous beeps / long beeps - memory error
continous short beeps - bios boot block/corrupted bios
1 long beep followed by 3 short beeps - video card error


or this might help

you can check out this list



AMI BIOS

1 short - Computer ok
2 short - RAM failure
3 short - Parity RAM failure
4 short - System timer failure
5 short - Motherboard failure
6 short - Keyboard controller error
7 short - CPU failure
8 short - Video RAM failure
9 short - ROM BIOS error
10 short - CMOS read/write error
11 short - Cache RAM error
1 short, 3 long - Memory failure
1 short, 8 long - Video adapter failure

Check board/chipset makers website for more infomation.

AWARD BIOS

1 long - Memory error
1 long, 2 short - Video error
1 long, 3 short - Video failure
Continuous beeps - Memory or video failure

note that AWARD relies on motherboard manufacturers to develop their own beep codes - the above are only their own internal codes. You will need to refer to your own manual for an explanation of precise codes.


Standard IBM beep codes.

No beep - Power supply or motherboard failure
1 short - System is ok
2 short - POST error (code displayed on screen)
Repeating short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 1 short - Motherboard failure
1 long, 2 short - Video display adapter failure
1 long, 3 short - Video display adapter error
3 long - Keyboard error


Pheonix beep codes

1-1-3 CMOS memory failure
1-1-4 BIOS failure
1-2-1 System timer error
1-2-2 Motherboard error
1-2-3 Motherboard error
1-3-1 Motherboard error
1-4-1 Motherboard error
1-4-2 Memory error
2-x-x Memory failure (any number of other beeps)
3-1-x Chipset error (any number of other beeps)
3-2-4 Keyboard controller error
3-3-4 Video adapter failure
4-2-4 Expansion card failure
4-3-4 Time of day clock failure
4-4-1 Serial port error
4-4-2 Parallel port error
4-4-3 Math co-processor error


pls rate as fixya if it helps. thanks

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Your problem is defected video card,fan is working no display,that is the symtoms,change it so it works better again..

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Hey, yes the vga board has failed, its a very common problem in acer laptops, you can get a replacement part from www.acerparts.com im not sure if they ship into us but for europe thats where I get my parts.

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  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    my acers vga failed two times, ones within warranty and 12months after that, I have to say that acer products are really bad quality, I'm not sure about the latest models but from what I've seen the vga chipsets have real issues with the motherboards and keep failing over and over again.

  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    I have not looked inside your model but the vga is either integrated into the motherboard = that means the repair will cost the whole motherboard, better to buy a new one.



    if your model has a removeable vga like mine does, then you can consider changeing it to a new one. contact acer parts.

  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    One of the covers in the bottom is the memory, one is network and last one I don't remember.

  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    here are the contact details if your acer is out of warranty

    http://www.acerparts.com/contact_us.php



    if your acer has warranty you can get it repaired for free by acer. contact your dealer in that case.

  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    Please accept my solution, if you have any questions use the ask me button, as I really know what I'm talking about since I've had the same problem you are haveing, I can asnwer all the questions you may have.



    Thanks,

    Ekse

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    you will have to contact acer parts directly, it may be that the vga is build into the motherboard or then the vga parts are not listed.



    If its build into the motherboard you will have to replace the whole motherboard.

  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    In my opinion if you have to replace the whole motherboard its time to buy a new laptop.

  • Ekse Jul 05, 2008

    if you have no further questions please accept my solution.

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Check if any loose connection inside and memory well fitted

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Most likely you will be unable to change the video display without changing the motherboard. I would check the memory first. Take the memory out and put it back in again. If you get the same thing and you have more than one module, check each module individually and see if that helps.

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    Do you have more than one memory module in the memory access door?

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    What is your zip code?

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    Ekse is right. He accurately found your problem and your solution. Please accept his solution. Good luck!

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Its might be lockup. Take the battery out, disconnect the power cord then press and hold the power button about 7 second to perform component discharge. put back the battery and the power, Turn on the system

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