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My Sony Vaio VGN-FE31Z laptop has stopped booting and makes 1 long beep followed by two short beeps when I try to start it up then it freezez. Please help!

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1 LONG BEEP 2 SHORT BEEPS


Does anything ever post to the screen when you press the power button? if not, it's your video card. The links below are for 1 long and 2 short and they say it's the video card. I've heard that Sony extended the warranty on some models so you might want to go to their website and check yours or in a google search type: Sony GPU Extended Warranty. I did and I see they extended it from one to three years. They have the faulty Nvidia Graphics Card which was a major problem for many manufacturers.

Beep Code Links Below:
http://www.biosbeeps.com/sony-vaio-bios-beep-codes.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f108/sony-vaio-vgn-ar51-beep-codes-614124.html

Extended 3 Year Warranty for Defective Nvidia Graphics Card links below:

http://apcmag.com/sony-vaio-notebooks-suffer-from-faulty-nvidia-gpus.htm

http://www.slipperybrick.com/2009/08/sony-warns-laptop-owners-of-defective-nvidia-gpus/

May 16, 2012 | Sony PC Desktops

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Tipical Computer/Laptop Post & Beep Error Codes


Error Code: Faulty Component:
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1 short beep None (Normal Boot)

2 short beeps ( POST error)

Non-stop beep ( Power supply or system board)

1 long beep and 1 short beep ( System board)

1 long beep and 2 short beeps ( Video card)

1 long beep and 3 short beeps ( Memory)

3 long beeps ( Keyboard)

Non-stop short beeps ( Power supply or system board,a key on the
keyboard might also be stuck)

None ( Power supply,system board,or system
case built-in speaker)
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Visual POST Error Codes:
Error # Range: Component with Error:
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100-199 System Board
200-299 System Memory (RAM)
300-399 Keyboard
600-699 Floppy Drive or Floppy Controller
700-799 Math Co-processor
900-999 Parallel Port (LPT1)
1000-1099 Parallel Port (LPT2)
1100-1199 Serial Port (COM1)
1200-1299 Serial Port (COM2)

on Oct 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have a sony vaio VGC desk top - it is probably 6 years old or so. I went to start it th other day and it sounds like its firing up and you can hear the fan working - then a constant beep noise starts...


The constant beep signifies that one or more RAM has(ve) been dislocated from the RAM socket(s). Try to re-assemble the RAM(s) into the proper position(s) and re-start your computer. I hope this will work the best for you.

Dec 29, 2010 | Sony VAIO® VGC-RC310G PC Desktop

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I checked the ram modules and the thing is when i press to start the computer the led on the screen doesn't turn green , i get either one long beep or 3 beeps, and the screen remains black and it doesn't...


One long beep + 3 short beeps denotes a video problem for Sony Vaio. Unfortunately it doesn't get more specific. If you have a video card, try re-seating the card. Try using a different monitor. Try upgrading the drivers (probably here: http://www.driverboost.com/lp/drivers/update/ati-video-drivers.php ) of course you will have to go to a different PC to download them onto a CD/dvd and try to run them. You might consider trying to boot into safe mode and doing a system restore. It could be many things. Without more information I can't really be of much more help. Hope one of these works for you.
Good luck

Oct 15, 2010 | Sony VAIO VGC-LS21N PC Desktop

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Want to reset Sony VGN-NR160E/s Vaio NB to factory


Just power on your laptop and keep pressing F10 key. You will get one wizard to restore your laptop to factory settings.



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Mar 29, 2010 | Sony PC Desktops

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Sony vaio pcg k 15 notebook beeps on starup


If you hit some keys and then it starts - it indicates a stuck key on the keyboard. Check the keys to make sure they are all fully up and nothing has been spilled on them or gotten stuck under them. Keys can be removed usually by prying gently under the edge and replaced by pressing down firmly. Probably what is happening is the if a program opens and you see a series of 4's is that the "4" key is the one sticking partially and preventing boot up. The beeeep is simply to tell you something is wrong with hardware, ie: keyboard, mouse, memory will all generate a long beep or several short beeps. The owners manual will list beep codes to help you determine where to look to find the problem.

Apr 29, 2009 | Sony VAIO PCV-W600G PC Desktop

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My sony vaio makes a beeping sound one long and to short beeps and it wont turn on


One long beep and two short beeps usually means a video problem. If you have an add-on video card, try replacing it with a new one. If you are using an on-board video, go into the bios and turn it off. then shut down & install an add-on card.

Feb 22, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGC-V617G PC Desktop

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Sony vaio athlon 2800+ started beeping,one long beep lights flash


listen carefully to the beeps
One Long Beep, One Short Beep= motherboard problems.
One Long Beep, 2 Short Beep= video problems.
One Long Beep, 3 Short Beep= video problems.
Repeated long beeps = memory failure
continious long and short beeps = Cpu overheating

hope this helps

Jan 24, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Video card


Working and Working properly are 2 different things.

Unplug your pc. Let it set for 1 minute.
Plug in your pc.
Press the power button.

Does your monitor do anything?
No? Then it doesnt work
Yes? Then it works

If you get any video such as your BIOS or WIndows loading then the video card is fine.

Also, if you boot and you hear noises like:
Long Beep short Beep short Beep short Beep
(Long short short short)
Then your pc is not detecting the video card.

Oct 12, 2007 | Sony VAIO PCV-V210P PC Desktop

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