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R52 thinkpad not boooting. making beep sounds on start up.

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Beeping sound is telling you there is something wrong with the hardware. Different beeps has different meaning. Please refer to this link for the standard beep codes of your computer.

Hope this helps.

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Posted on Mar 26, 2011

  • varalak Aug 11, 2011

    If your laptop shows only "beep" sound without loading any to the monitor, try to turn off and remove ram from the laptop, cleans it by eraser and put it back again. Try to reopen, if it could not boot up normally, may be there are something wrong on the windows.

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