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Hi, I turn on my t61p and it gives a long the two short beeps. Has my motherboard died, or is this a memory issue?

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AWARD BIOS beep codes
1 Long, then 2 Short Beeps: Video error

Explanation: The BIOS is unable to access the video system in order to write any error messages to the screen.

Diagnosis: This is usually caused by a problem with the video card, or the memory on the video card. It can also be a motherboard issue.

Do check your RAM(memory) too. If your RAM is overheating (ie. faulty) you can get this error too.

Hope it helps.

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