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I suggest you to remove your RAM from your laptop & than Fix it properly again.

This will surely help you.


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2 short beep continue after 30second

1 beep - System boot successfull
*1beep - Refresh failure - (NO VIDEO) memory refresh failure (bad memory)
2 beeps - Parity error - bad memory

As it is a Memory problem, the first thing to do is gently remove the memory chips (there maybe 2) and firmly re-insert them, to make sure there is a good contact.
If it still Beeps on re-Booting, then you need to go to a supplier to get them tested, or re-placed.

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Jan 22, 2014 | MSI FM2-A85XA-G43 Desktop Motherboard -...

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What does 1 long beep 2 short beeps on T61 ThinkPad?

The4 beep is suggesting a lack of one device ...either the ram memory is out of order or not making the right contact ..or the video card is to blame ...In second case it is possible to boot up and hear the windows sound..but not always ..if it is the only card present it may not boot without and make those beeping sounds..try to check on the ram memory first ..and see what you can manage ...remove them all not touch directly and handle them by the them back ..and try them one by one if they are more than one ..and see if you find a faulty one ..(usually if you have 2 and one is faulty the computer will boot with the one working .or at least will try ..if the OS is needing more ram to work .)
if you check the ram memory ..(try them in another computer ) and they seam ok ..than you have to consider changing the video card ..If this is a on board one ..use a external one ..or a pci one if you have a slot..or change the motherboard.

Nov 25, 2011 | Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Notebook

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I am using a intel Dh61ww board with intel i3 2100 processor. When i switch on the pc the cpu fan rotates and display. pls help me.

The steps I would take would be : 1 make sure you have a power supply with the proper power connections and at least 500 Watts 2 remove and reset the power connections, try to boot 3 disconnect all hard drives and cd/dvd's, try to boot 4 remove all ram/memory sticks, try to boot and listen for the beep or beeps if it doesn't beep and still shuts off, you have a bad motherboard and/or cpu if it does beep, you need to try different ram

Aug 23, 2011 | Intel Motherboard

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When you turn on the computer it makes a series of stringed beeps for a second also when turning it off, keyboard and mouse does not work

what's the beep pateren it does? here is the basic beep codes:.....
Error Code: Faulty Component:

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

Oct 01, 2010 | Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Pro V2010 Notebook

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Abit av8 bios post codes 8.3 - 8.6 - 9.c What is failing on boot ? I get one long beep followed by 4 short beeps. I have swapped video cards and reflashed the bios with no help. If I reboot 2 or 3...

I still did not find beep code that match your problem..

Anyways here are the common beep codes for your motherboard.. it might help you too.
1. No beep - no reaction, the mother board is dead, power supply problem, processor and or ram problem.
2. 1beep - board is working fine.
3. One long beep then it shuts down - cpu problem, your processor is not working or missing.
4. 1short beep - system boots normally
5. 2short beeps - CMOS setting error.
6. 1long 1short beep - dram error
7. 1long 2 short beep - video card or monitor not connected
8. 1long 3 short beep - keyboard error.
9. 1long 9short beep - ROM error
10. Long beep - memory card is missing or not connected
11. Short beep - power supply error
12 Four beeps - there is no fan detected on Fan1 or Fan2 header. make sure to attach or reset CMOS bios to factory setting.

Hope this gave you an idea of your problem..

Much appreciated if you rate this help..thanks..

May 23, 2010 | Abit AV8-3rd Eye Motherboard

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2 short = Parity circuit failure 6 beeps = Keyboard controller Gate A20 error

make sure all hardware is installed properly
retrace your connections to insure all parts
were installed correctly. you may have to disconnect and start from the
beginnig to correct this problem. disconnect all unneccesary prephrial
leave only the mouse /keyboard and monitor hooked up and try booting again . eliminate as you go to narrow down to the problem.

Nov 12, 2009 | ASUS NCLV-D Motherboard

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Computer won't boot and keeps beeping until I shut it off manually. Short very quick beeps, no pauses whatsoever. Frozen at Vaio boot screen.

How many beeps do you hear? Going on assumption, you may need to replace the memory cards - making sure they are the correct type for your board and making sure that you are using memory in pairs -- Using 2 512MB cards verses 1 card,

Good Luck

Aug 01, 2009 | PC Chips PCChips A13G+ v3.0 Motherboard -...

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Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 short beep codes on cold boot. Tried reseating RAM, didn't help. system runs fine after beeping stops

Using the manual for the Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 MB. Go to page 71 & you'll see bios beep codes for your board: AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error As you can see there isn't a code for three short beeps. When you boot your system try to pause your boot up screen. See if the bios is reporting the correct total of memory in your system. Bios codes from the link below. 3 beeps for the AMI bios code reports Base 64K RAM failure. You can test your memory. Go to Scroll down the site to just under the three screen shots. Download Memtest86+ V2.11 You have a choice in making a bootable floppy disk or a bootable CD-ROM disk. Once completed you boot your system to the testing program. Memtest will check your system memory. This should help. Thanks for using FixYa! Mike

Jun 04, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-945P-S3 Motherboard

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1 Long beep every 2 seconds

This particular symptom may reflect a problem with any number of components. A bad CPU or video card, for instance, may prevent the computer from booting properly. Often the number of beeps will clue you in to the offending hardware. Check your system or your motherboard manuals' troubleshooting sections for a list of beep codes.

If the beep codes indicate a memory problem, make sure all memory is properly seated and secure. If you've recently added new memory, make sure it's compatible with your system. You may also want to try cleaning the pins on each module and each socket on the motherboard.

If you have multiple memory modules, try to isolate any bad modules by removing all but one module and booting the system. If the system boots, turn it off, replace the module with another and boot the system again. When the computer refuses to boot, you've found your problem module.

Again, you may want to reorder your memory modules. Faster modules in the DIMM0 slot can cause a problem on some systems.

Feb 28, 2008 | MSI K9VGM-V Motherboard

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