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T400 Model# 2489 Will not post. Beep code 1-1-1-1 and Z light on.

Question: T400 Model# 2489 Will not post. Beep code 1-1-1-1 and Z light on.

I have a T400 not on warranty. I just purchased it a week ago so I know very little about the system. Pre problem: Lap top worked fine. I placed it in hibernation for the first time and walked a block. I fell in that time. The fall was more jarring to me than the computer but I do think it could be the cause of the problem. When I got home - it would not come out of hibernation so I rebooted. The z light came on and the beep code of 1-1-1-1 occurred. Things I have tried: 1) confirmed the harddrive was still good - placed it in another T400 I have it booted no problem.2) removed the RAM - beep code changed to 1-3-3-1 longer pause 1-1-1-13) replaced the RAM4) Did the Lenovo Hard reset ( unplug, remove battery, hold down power key for 10 seconds tap 15 times put back the battery and plug lap top in.) still beep code 1-1-1-15) searched Lenovo Beep codes - this is not 4 sets of 4 beeps it is just one set of 4 short beeps with pauses.6) removed the cmoss battery and put it back in.7) Hooking up an external monitor.8) holding down the FN key9) holding down the Fn Key and the F1 key10) holding down the F1 key11) pressing the thinkvantage button.12) Pulling apart lap top and disconnecting the modem and trying to reboot. I looked over the motherboard it does not look cracked in any way. The beep code does not seem to exists and I have NO idea how to find out if the security chip was jarred in any way. Any thoughts would be appreciated Thank you

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Answer: T400 Model# 2489 Will not post. Beep code 1-1-1-1 and Z light on.

2489 isn't a valid model. Do you mean 2789? In any case, your diagnostic procedure sounds correct. I assume the main battery was out and the machine was unplugged when the CMOS battery was pulled. (either can supply power to the cmos) One more thing: I have found that the cmos battery needs to be out for longer than you would expect on the newer models. I pull it out for the whole time I go through the "pushing the power button" thing. The only other thing I would do if I had it here is to hook up a contraption that usually can read the post codes to tell where it failed.

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Was experiencing general issues with my windows profile after windows updates last patch Tuesday so I initiated a system restore and let it run today.  After completion laptop turned off (instead of rebooting?)

Pressing the power button: Power button turns white (on) for ~30 seconds, then laptop turns off (indicated by power button light)
no fans
no screen (back-light or otherwise)
no POST codes - beep codes or light codes.  
no other visible activity

During that period nothing else happens, unless I press the power button again. If I do this
The fans spin up momentarily
The system then powers off (as indicated by the white power light)

I've tried:

Disconnect power/battery and hold power button (60 seconds)
Power system on with just battery
Power system on with just wall power
Remove mSATA HD and repeat the above
Disconnect video connector and repeat above
Remove mPCI WiFi module and repeat above
Completely disassemble and remove CMOS battery (tested at 3.1 VDC) for 60 seconds, reassemble and repeat above

All with no change in behavior

I am able to get a light code 2 Amber / 3 White if I remove the RAM module (as expected)
D + PWR diagnostics cycle successfully through a range of colors then nothing

Laptop is 2 months out of warranty.  Any help debugging the issue is appreciated!

XPS 15 9550 September 2016
Other notes:

UEFI Secure Boot was enabled
HD was bitlocker encrypted in Windows 10
HD is currently removed and has not chang... Read more

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T43  Model 1871 FU1   1 Beep at post.  System completes bootup.  Everything works ok after boot process.  Any help?

Answer:T43 Model:1871 FU1 1 Beep at post.

Hello mate, One beep is normal is start from shut down, it normally don't do it from a reset.

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Have a M55 MT-m 8810-W8T that does not display. Power i suppose is OK as it powers up and give beep code of 4-3-4-3. From what I found it is a PHOENIX BIOS Q3.07 OR 4.X version. From searching I can only find that it means that "Boot code was read OK'. After the beep code I still have no display. Have tried on-board VGA (without the PCIe videocard). Tried the PCIe videocard, different memory, reset CMOS ......but still cannot get to the BIOS not boot into Windows. So what does that exactly mean and how do I get the PC to boot up fully? Thanks for any help in advance. 

Answer:Does not boot only beep error code 4-3-4-3 Model: M55 MT-M 8810-W8T

I could be a bad board. Does your monitor work? otherwise this is all I found on Lenovo's site: luck.

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Question: Post beep code

Can anyone tell me what 3 beeps mean, my board is Intel D945 GCCR. My computer beeps 3 times and then just won't start up and also that this beep thing doesn't always happen, it happens sometimes and other times the system will boot quite normally.

Answer:Post beep code

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I recently bought two government surplus M58 desktops (7360-P52).  Core 2 Duo E7500 + 2 x 2GB PC3-8500 + 250GB Seagate drive + Win 7 Pro installed. Both machines work without problems after boot.  Before booting, though, I count 38 short beeps at POST in quick succession on both of them. This isn't a documented code anywhere that I can find. I have tried swapping DIMMs and DIMM locations.  I have dropped in 1GB DIMMs instead.  I have changed the button battery.  Unplugged the DVD drive.  Unplugged the hard drive.  The fans seem to be running fine. I would keep swapping parts if it wasn't 38 beeps on both. I would be very grateful for a clue.

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Morning all

I have a HP/Compaq D220 MT computer that is giving an 8 beep code over and over at startup. I have no video no nothing on screen. When i remove the memory it gives the correct memory beep error (3) i have removed all periferals and removed power and data cables from all devices except the MB. HP is SLOOOOOOW at trying to get Tech Support and their "live help" is kinda useless if your not using the computer that has the problem ( if i can use the computer that has the problem then why do i need LIVE HELP LOL) Any Help would be greatly appreciated.

Zones Inc.
Returns Tech

Answer:HP/Compaq Post Beep Code

I believe it is a video card problem. Try reseating the video card or try a new one.

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My Pc broke down today, it does not boot, no post, fans slightly turn on but then off and no beep code even without ram. I have tried with a new power supply so that is not the problem. I have also tried to start with just the mobo CPU and psu, but no luck. How do I know if I have a faulty motherboard or if it?s even the CPU?
Thanks in advance

Answer:No boot, no post, no beep code

By the way here is what I?m using,

Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H
Intel I7 870
Thermaltake SMART 700W Brand new
Sapphire Radeon HD6950

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I am helping a friend who does not know anything about computers.  I looked up the specs and discovered this laptop can have a max of 2GB of RAM.  It has a single slot with 512MB module in it. The spec call for533Mhz front side busDDR2 SDRAMM533 / PC2-4200 1.8V I ordered and installed a Kingston HyperX Performance 2GB module with above specs. When booting, there is a 1-3-3-1 Beep sequence and no video.  Any Ideas please? 


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Answer:Lenova Thinkpad R52 Model: 18605EU Mem Upgrade Startup Beep Code 1-3-3-1

UPDATE: Went online and discovered the POST code 1-3-3-1 means "Auto Size" or "28 Auto Size"Went to uTube and saw video to disassemble the R52. the case and saw the 2nd slot, which also had a 512MB module.  A spec did show "2 Slots" with 1 empty.So I took it out and placed the 2GB in. Now there's only 1 module.  I will update the CMOS battery (CR 2032) while inside then reassemble and Update the message again.Thanks.

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Hi, I am having an issue with my computer failing POST, but the beep code does not match anything I can find.Current Specs:AMD 6350 Black Edition Unlocked 6-core CPUAsus Sabertooth 990 R2.0 MoboAsus Radeon HD 7850 GPUAsus Blu-ray/DVD/CD BurnerOCZ 90GB SSDWestern Digital 500GB Blue HDDWestern Digital 2TB HDDCorsair Ballistix Sport RAM 2x8GB (16GB total)735 Watt Raidmax 80 Bronze PSU w/ blue ledThermaltek Armor Evo Case w/ hot swap HDD bay, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB2.0, 2 x 200mm fan (one w/ blue led), 1 x 120mm fanIssue:Upon power up, the PC fails POST and gives me the following: 1 long beep, 3 short beeps. A slight pause and then the "normal" beep that usually indicates a good POST, then the 1 long three short pattern repeats one time at a higher frequency.No display on any monitors. Everything else seems to be working (lights, fans, ETC)What I have done (not necessarily in this exact order):Power CycleUnplugged all external drivesUnplugged all external components (mouse, KB, etc)Unplugged everything from the back except the power.Switched RAM locationsRemoved 1 stick of RAM and cycled it through different locationsCycled second stick of RAM through all locationsRemoved all RAM (this was the only thing that resulted in a changed. I then got a short beep repeating without stopping)Unplugged all fansRemoved GPUPut GPU in different PCIe slots (the bottom one was not checked; PSU blocks it)Unplugged all internal drivesRemoved PSU cord for 10 minutesRemoved CMOS battery for 1... Read more

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I have a problem with 5 beeps sound, and after replacing the CMOS battery, the beeps are still here...
So I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps, but i would like to know how to disable this sounds, at least temporary... because its annoying when i use headphones?
I can confirm that when i mute all sounds, using the keyboard button the beeps are also muted. How can i do the same thing but only for the 5 beeps?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Disable (post?) beep code sounds

jovan.meshkovhow to disable this sounds, at least temporary
Hello. Try this. It's for turning off system beeps. I think it will turn off the POST beeps.
1. Open the Device Manager. 2. In the View menu at the top, click “Show hidden devices”.3. Scroll down to “Non-Plug and Play Drivers” and  expand (click the + sign).4. Double click “Beep”. 5. Click the “Driver Tab” and change “Startup Type” to “Disabled”.6. Restart.
jovan.meshkovSo I'm not concerned so far why it still beeps
Until the issue with the laptop is resolved, I would be extra careful to keep a separate backup of all data.

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This particular computer is using Pheonix Bios. During POST, I am getting 1 long, 2 short beeps as well as no feedback to the monitor which indicates a graphics card failure presumably, but I am suspicious of a motherboard failure as well.I disconnected everything except mobo, proc,1 stick of ram, and gpu and got the same code. Then, I went through all the ram slots (there are 4 on this mobo), and found 2 slots that give a different code which is infinitely repeating long beep. With the gpu disconnected I get the same 1 long 2 short beeps. Based on this, I'm not sure if I can condemn the gpu or not because of the problems I seem to be having with the motherboard as well. Seems like it may be both the gpu and the mobo. I may be able to borrow a compatible known good gpu, but I don't want to risk frying it if the problem is in the mobo itself.Any further tests or suggestions would be much appreciated.P.S. Powersupply is also a known good.

Answer:No Boot/ POST beep code 1 long:2 short

You may want to look this list over.....

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I cannot find a list of POST codes.  This morning my X200s (2 months old) will not boot -- just the loud beeps and a blank screen -- beeps repeated over and over again. What does it mean and what do I do now?  Using an older machine I have failed to find any information on the web 

Answer:POST Beep code Long_2 shorts on X200s

Hi jpff, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
Sorry to hear about those beeps.
There is a ThinkPad General beep decoder. The X200-specific beep decoder in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

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What started as repairing a friends computer eventually turned into a complete overhaul.Here is the story, He was playing eq2 one day, happy as a clam, and suddenly his comp died.  After that, it just would not start up.He broght it to me, and I replaced the psu, same issue, replaced the mobo, and nada.... after he thought about it, he decided that he wants to upgrade anyway, so asked me to get him new parts and build him a new system...So, here is the listAsus M2N32 sli am2 moboAmd Fx-62 cpu2 gigs of ddr2 ram (a-bit, or a-byte or something, it was listed in the mobo manual as being compatable)antec 900 gaming case (which has a mini tornado inside.... I mean wow lol)At first I used his exisiting graphics card... Put it together and BAM same problem.  The fans would twitch, but nothing powered up....  After I recovered from the head trauma of banging it against the wall, I took the graphics card out, and everything, started working... So I deduced that after all that, it turned out to be the graphics card.  So I replaced with:Nvidia 7950NOW everything powers up, but no display, and the beep code gives me the 1 long, and 2 short beeps, which tells me that it can't display.I have checked, rechecked, reseated.  I switched his graphics card with mine, to see if it was a defective card, and his works in my computer, but mine still had the same issue in his.The only thing I didn't replace yet is the Hard drive.Any suggestions?

Answer:No post at start up, Giving display beep code

Some motherboards hold beep codes even after the problem is fixed. One possible solution is to remove the battery, clearing the CMOS, then replacing it.

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The computer does not get past the POST. It gives a long approximately 15 second  tone followed by a 10 second pause and another long tone and this sequence repeats indefinitely.No screen display. I replaced the power supply but same beep POST beep code. I removed the RAM cards and got a different beep code long beep followed by a short beep. I see others have reported this problem. Any successful fix?

Answer:HP a6600f beep POST code error message

Hi there @John2569, May the Forums be with you! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that your computer is not starting properly and that you are getting a repeating beep code. I am happy to help with this. I would suggest you follow the following document due to the codes you are getting: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code This process may also be of use if there is any improvement, after using the above document: HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows Vista). I hope this helps, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.   

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Answer:Computer wont post and gives me video card beep code error. Please Help!!

3 of 5 rating and lots of DOA's.... Id pull your CPU from it and get a board swap under warranty.

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I recently built a computer loaded windows 10 onto it and everything was fine. I installed a game on steam to benchmark and within 5 minutes the computer completely turned off. I tried to turn the computer back on and got nothing so i took it apart to see if i could notice anything wrong and i found nothing. I then put it back together and got a beep code(1 long 3 short) which indicates with my motherboard a video card error. So i figured the video card was dead had it tested in a friends computer it worked fine tried it in mine again and got nothing. I've also tested it in both PCI-E slots and both give no power at all to the GPU and the fans on the GPU dont spin at all but everything else seems fine. I have no idea where to go from here, Is it a bad motherboard or bad PSU? Also note the GPU was initially my friends but he upgraded to a new one and gave me his old one. This being the same friend who tested it for me when it stopped working.PC specs :CPU: FX 6350CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EvoMOBO: Gigabyte GA970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 MotherboardMemory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryStorage; Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive And Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DrivePower Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

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Hi, I have a machine at work which beeps 12 times (3 times, 3 times, 3 times, 3 times) then shuts down. When I checked inside there was no RAM it was discusssed that another technician had changed the RAM and I installed a new DDR 3 (1 Gig RAM module).
I now don't think it's the RAM but what else could it be I'm trying to find a good site for trying to identify the beep code, could it be the motherboard or CMOS?
The PC type is
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Answer:Lenovo Think Centre Intel Q45 Motherboard POST beep code issue.

Beep Codes
click here no memory its going to beep**
beep codes are dependant on type of BIOS the board uses
the only 3-3-3-3 s Pheonix BIOS scan for F2 keystroke

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My Asrock K7S8X, AMD+ 2.1, 512 MB PC has always run fine, but now it starts ok although the fan seems to be racing on, then the post beep, fine, then just as the fan starts to slow and the resultant volume deceases from the aforesaid fan, a second post-style beep occurs. I have a program called MotherBoardMonitor which tells me that the minimum speed for the fan is 2500RPM, my CPU temp is (approx) 47 to 54 , Mobo temp around 31, what could the problem be, i cant find any specific info on the net after hours of looking, thanks for any help, G

Answer:startup-post beep- fan runs hard- 2nd post beep??

Before you do anything else reseat your RAM modules. If this doesn't fix it go back to basics - disconnect everything from your mobo except graphics card, power and RAM does it boot the monitor on start up? If not and you only have 1 ram module fitted beg or borrow another and try that - if you have 2 ram modules try them one at a time on their own. Post back when done and adviseRgds

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So my battery on my laptop is garbage now (and I thought I was getting a good laptop , I've had it less than 2 years and the battery doesn't last more than 20 minutes :/ ) and I need a new one. So I was wondering if a battery listed under T400-7417 would work on the T400-2768? Also if anyone knows where I can get good deals on batteries (that is, not the Lenovo website), that would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:Is it possible to use a T400-7417 battery on a T400-2768 model?

All T400 batteries are compatible. I avoid the aftermarket batteries. I believe they are junk. Sometimes the Lenovo outlet has a good deal. Do a Google search on "Lenovo scratch and Dent"

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I am using T400 laptop, recently a month back I had a problem with battery charging, which when contacted lenovo support they asked me to perform the battery re-set, which I did and now my battery is charing well, but now the problem is battery indicator light beside the wireless, caps-lock indicator is blinking orange even thought my battery is well charged and when cursor is placed on the power manager it is showing battery remaining status which is fine, but along with that it is also showing Battery 2: Error detected. And when opened power manager, even there I am seeing Main battery condition as good and second battery condition as error. Can anyone please let me know why would this error come and how to resolve it? By any chance would T400 will have 2 batteries? Please let me know if you need any thing else.

Answer:T400: Battery indicator light blinking orange light

update to version 3.31 should help

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Hi all, I have a 2010 Lenovo Thinkpad T400 -- Recently , I have noticed that the wifi activity light (in the bottom bezel of the LCD screen) doesn't light up. I am still able to connect to wifi networks and all , but this still bugs me. Does anyone know a solution?? Please let me know! Matt

Answer:Thinkpad T400 Wi-Fi activity Light wont light up

Hi Matt,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
Is only the Wifi LED indication is not showing or all the LED indication not showing?
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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My laptop here is a Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series. 
The laptop itself works perfectly fine, I am able to get into windows (which I installed myself, it originally came with Ubuntu). 
Occasionally though, it will do a BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE BEEP BEEP BEEP PAUSE (repeats).
This happens on boot and sometimes when I am using it. Sometimes it turns off suddenly when I am shifting the computer around. It's extremely loud.

What is causing this? The sound seems to be coming from around the area the Memory banks are under the laptop, but nothing seems to suggest that anything is wrong.
I took a suggestion and used FN+Power to do Hardware Diagnostics which said nothing is wrong.

What else can I try?


Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

I’d suggest that you follow the steps mentioned below and check if the beep pattern repeats.

Switch off the computer.
Disconnect the AC adapter from the system.
Remove the battery from the computer.
Press and hold down the power button for 15 seconds.
Then connect back all the peripherals and check if the beep pattern repeats and reply us with the beep count.

If you still receive 3 Beeps on the system then it indicates System board failure.. You will have to replace it on the laptop.
Please let me know the findings.

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I am getting beep sounds when i turn on my dell inspiron n5010.
Nothing is showing up other than beep sounds.
Please help me out

Answer:RE: Dell Inspiron 15 - 3000 series - Beep Beep Beep Pause Beep Beep Beep

Hi Ganny,
What are the exact # of beeps in a cycle? 
Kindly review this chart and see page# 47 - it will help isolate the source of the issue. 
Based on the exact # of beeps, that part would need to be replaced.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

I thought it might be the new PS, so I put in another, ... Read more

Answer:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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Question: T400 beep

My laptop makes a little 'whirr' noise and then beeps. It happens pretty frequently from 1 beep per couple minutes  upto 4/minute. It is not on battery - connected to power outlet. I have switched off sound. I haven't been able to correlate the beep to any activity. I have tried this link - it has not worked. Any suggestions would be much appreciated, this is very annoying.

Answer:T400 beep

Do you happen to have a Samsung hard drive?

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Question: T400 Beep error

Hi i am getting a random 1-3-3-1 beep error and unit shuts down when booting. Would a BIOS update help get rid of thisunit is 6474-R2U

Answer:T400 Beep error

Have you updated to bios 2.03? This occured to me after updating to 2.03. Downgrading to 1.20 works fine.On another note, run memtest86 (burn a CD with the iso and just let it boot up, then let it run for about 2 hours). It will test your ram. I think 1 3 3 1 is the official error beep for defective ram. 

Thinkpad T400 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64)

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Whenever I connect or disconnect my T400 to the wall power, there is always a "beep" sound. The sound is annoying to others, especially in a classroom or meeting. How can i eliminate that? If it helps, my OS is Ubuntu. Thanks!

Answer:How to eliminate the beep whenever power on or off my T400?

In BIOS there's an option for it. > Beeps and Alarm > Power Control Beep

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Here's the issue: One day I was on my computer and it ran out of batteries and the screen went dark. So I plugged it in and turned it back on. It started booting--the icon showed up and it was loading and everything, but all of a sudden the picture got really weird and pixelated and it just froze. So I turned it off and gave it some time to charge. Then I tried to turn it back on--for about 3 seconds it starts making noises and looks like its going to start, but then all the lights turn off. About a second later, it starts up again, and makes the 1-3-3-1 beeping pattern. It remains on, with the battery and power lights on, but the screen doesn't show anything. I've tried booting it up several times now with that same result. IBM's website claims that the 1-3-3-1 pattern means there's something wrong with the DIMM or the System Board, but I have no idea what to do about either of those. The product number is 7417 20V. Thanks a lot for your help.

Answer:T400 Won't Start Up, Getting 1-3-3-1 Beep Pattern

usually what you are saying is related to ram, have you tried to reseat the ram or take one of the ram modules out (if you have 2 rams) then swap them around to find a faulty ram?

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I have a thinkpad T400. Couple of months ago the problem started. I could not shut it down it just keep re-booting. I had to press and hold the start button to shut it. Now it won't boot at all. It beeps 1-3-3-1 and just sits there. When I press start button all lights come ON for a while and after only battery , AC and Ready lights stay ON. Here are few things I did so far without any luck: 1. Removed battery and AC adaptor waited few minutes put it back - same problem2. Removed CMOS battery. DIMM cards waited for ten minutes replaced - same problem tried with swapping  DIMM cards - when I put only one card on top slot it says put the card on zero "bottom" position. After placing the Mem card on the bottom slot no thing happens. It beeps again and sit. When I checked in the manual it says either DIMM or System board. I do not know which one is giving me the problem. I just do not want to replace all parts without knowing. Can any body help please or had similar issue and solutions if you managed to solve it. Thank you. Roshni

Answer:Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

If you tried both DIMM cards you have in the bottom slot, it sounds like tyhe system board, assuming they were seated correctly

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Whenever I open and shut my laptop it makes a loud beep sound. How do you get rid of that or turn it off?

Answer:T400: beep when opening and shutting

Hi amathewson86, Welcome to the Lenovo forum  If you press F1 at boot to get to BIOS Setup, then go to the Config: Beep and Alarm section, there's a setting for "Power Control Beep". Try setting that to "Disabled". If the above doesn't work, have a look at the settings available in Power Manager, available by pressing Fn-F3 from Windows. Good luck!-Frank

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Hi all, I've been trawling the net for this issue, but always seem to find the power supply beep issue that you can disable in the BIOS, I have not found anyone with the same symptoms as me. My T400 was running fine until it required a new hard drive. Being a company laptop it went to IT and was fitted with a replacement WD HDD. Since then I get ramdon beeps once its up and running, with it I normally notice the disk light flashes. I started using procmon.exe from MS Sysinternals to try and see if I could find whats accessing the disk, but theres too much info. The frequency of the beep ranges from once every 2 or 3 mintues, to once or twice a day. I have been working from home the last 2 weeks and not noticed it much at all. Today, in the office its been doing it once every 1-2 minutes. I have disabled the beep in the BIOS, and it does it whether the speaker is muted or not. I can only imagine its coming rom the mother board? I have reset the disk incase it was a connection issue. Apart from this, the laptop works fine without perfomance issues. CheersNeil

Answer:T400 beep when hard disk accessed

okay, have you tried to disable the onboard Thinkvantage Active Protection in the control panel and see whether that stops the beeps?

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Two easy questions  1. How do I reach the BIOS? Is it ctrl+P at startup? If so, where can I find out or make a password to put in? I just got my laptop shipped to me on August 5 and have no idea where this password is. 2. Once in the BIOS, is it pretty obvious where to find the section to disable some of the beeping noises that arent necessary? If not, can I have some help on where to find it? Thanks.

Answer:T400 Bios and Beep noise question

The bios key on my thinkpad is F1 at boot.But all the sound setup is done in the OS under the control panel -> sound if you are using windows.

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I just installed windows 7 on my T400 and have been hearing a very quiet, almost inaudible beep every 5 minutes or so.  I tried googling and some suggested that it may have something to do with the BIOS, however I thought i'd ask here in case this is something specific to lenovo..

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Answer:T400: consistent, nearly inaudible beep in Windows 7

OK I've been timing the beeps, and they appear to happen in 3 minute intervals.

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I have a T400 (non-amt model). When I ran the AMT ME Firmware Update utility, it did successfully update the AMT. Both the Intel AMT/ME software and the MEInfoWin.exe which came with the firmware update utility shows that the T400 has AMT. However, under the Configure menu in the BIOS, it doesn't have the Intel AMT sub menu, nor does it come up with the MEBX message and the Ctrl+P option. I wonder if this T400 does have AMT but somehow is disabled by Lenovo in the bios, which means the non-amt and amt T400 motherboards have the same hardware but the AMT functionality is disabled in bios based on different FRUs. Could someone explain this to me. Thanks  

Answer:T400 AMT (non-amt model)

this is what i see when i get into my T400 which has the Intel AMT feature. machine must be one of those that don't have the Intel AMT feature.

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Hi, ok so i have a microsoft access 2000 running on windows XP. The program and everything has worked well for years and now today it is giving me a Runtime Error 2489
the Coding that is there is
Private Sub Form_Load()

DoCmd.GoToRecord , , acLast
DoCmd.GoToRecord , acNext

End Sub

i know zilch about Access, visual basic is beyond me right now.
Thank you!


Answer:Access Runtime Error 2489

Can you post a zipped copy of the Database, less it's data?

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I have Thinkpad T400, Its BIOS has been overwritten by T60p BIOS somehow. I tried BIOS update, Change model no., And maintenance disk  but no where it gives me the option to change the Model no. back to Thinkpad T400. Any help would be much appreciated

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Question: T400 model letters

Does anyone have any clues as to what the last three letters on Thinkpad's stand for? For example, my T400 is a 7417CTO.What does the CTO stand for? Thanks


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Answer:T400 model letters

CTO=Customized To Order All the others don't really mean anything besides letting you know which setup you have. Example: yours --> mine -->

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Can anyone tell me if this particular T400 model is compatible with a 256GB SSD (Crucial C300)?  I was told by Lenovo techs that a 128GB SSD is preferred...or are they only just saying that because they have no clue?? Please help. Thanks

Answer:T400 7417CTO model and SSD

it will work they probably said that because that is as far as they have test it & that is as big as they sell it with

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Hi!I have a T400 Model, and I have a small, well, big problem with it. It doesn't make sense though to me. If I wake up my computer from sleep, after maybe 5-10 minutes of working, it will go back to sleep, unless I remove the CD drive (while the Computer is still asleep), then wake it up. After removing my CD drive then waking it up, my Computer works fine after I log in, I re-input the CD drive in, and all is fine. It is just a nuance to have to remove my CD drive every single time I wake my computer from sleep. If I shut it down and start it up, I do not need to remove my CD drive. If I wake it from Hibernate, I have to remove my CD drive (I think so, at least). Can anyone help?Thanks!!Joe 

Answer:T400 Model Problem Please Help!

hey Joe10112,this is a little strange, though i would recommend hopping over to , and do a full system update of your unit.

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Does anyone know what model number for the bay battery fits the T400? I see Ultra Bay Advanced 2 and also a Ultra Bay Slim.  I've read posts that some fit and some don't. Can someone who actually has one of the batteries in their T400 let me know which one fits? Thanks for any help. 

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Hello,I'm running XP pro, recording audio & MIDI, using plug-ins, USB devices and firewire audio interface.  My T400 came with2GB RAM that I would like to change to 3GB.  1: Can I have one stick of 1GB and one stick of 2GB?  2: Must the sticks be made by the same company?  I have been told that this is a fairly easy swap.  Just discharge yourself before the install.  Is there anything else I need to be aware of?  This is my first laptop.


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Answer:T400, model 2765-t6u, upgrade RAM from 2GB to 3GB?

absolutely. good idea as well, as this is the first thing that i did. i added a 2gb stick + 1 gb original to make 3gb total. the ram does not have to be the same manufacturer, but should be the same speed for the best performance. very easy to do, just remove 5 screws on the bottom labeled with the keyboard, and pry up the palm rest. the ram is under there. good luck and enjoy the new computer!Message Edited by kitchamp on 02-09-2009 04:21 PM

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umm i shutdown my Pc and when i turn it on again after 1 hour the CPu have power but no display in monitor the light indicator in my pc is 1 long beep. the red light is on and never blink........ any noe whats d problem of my PC,,,,? plsss need ur help

Answer:help....... 1 single LOng beep in light indicator

Beep Codesclick hereclick hereDepends on BIOS type, but remove and refit the memory sticks and retry.

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Hello, I have a Lenovo T400 Type 2764. I started having problems with it a few weeks ago, when it began randomly shutting off for seemingly no reason once every few days. When I would try to turn it back on by pushing the power button, nothing would happen (no lights). If I removed the battery for a few seconds and then reinserted it and tried again, it would reboot as if nothing had happened. A few days ago this same thing happened, but now even removing and reinserting the battery isn't helping--it won't turn on and no lights come on. I tried taking out the battery and plugging it into the outlet to see if it would run on AC power only, and the same thing occurred--no lights, no reboot. Any ideas as to what's going on and what I should do? I've used this computer almost daily for over four years and haven't had any of these problems until recently.Thanks!

Answer:T400 won't turn on or light up

Hi Sheepishsheep,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with No Power on ThinkPad T400.
This symptom could occur on some earlier T400 systems with down-level BIOS if the battery were completely discharged.  There are several methods to reset the system, and then once reset, the latest BIOS should be installed.
To reset:
1) Remove battery and AC adapter and then press and hold the power button for several times for about 10 sec each time.
2) Re-attach AC adapter and restart.  This should resolve in most cases
If the system has not reset, you may need to remove the CMOS battery and let the system sit for 30 mins to an hour and repeat steps above, then reconnect CMOS battery.  Additional information on the following steps to remove the palm rest can be found in the hardware maintenance manuals on the Lenovo support site
How to remove CMOS battery
1) Remove battery and AC adapter
2) Remove the 5 screws on the bottom of the system that have the icons for keyboard next to them.
3) Carefully lift off the palm rest and place it toward the front of the machine so you have access to the memory sockets.  If needed, carefully disconnect the ribbon cable connector that goes the system board - it lifts straight up.
4) Lift up the lower edge of t... Read more

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Is it normal for the green light next to the DVD drive to always be lit?


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Answer:T400 Light next to DVD drive always lit

Yes it is, it's telling you that there is a "live" drive in the bay. If you disable it using safely remove hardware, the light will go out. When you remove the drive and slot it back in again, the light will go on. edit: TypoMessage Edited by andyP on 10-01-2008 09:07 PM

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So I just got a used T400 to play around with while I'm overseas. It is the model with the P9400 and ATI HD3470. It was an old corporate laptop that was refurbished and sold over ebay. So far it has been great. I know not to expect great performance when gaming but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips and tricks to really get the most out of it.  Do you think it would be worth it to open it up and blow it out? Also, the battery is a 9-cell but I'm only getting about 3 hours out of it. I know it is from sitting at a desk for years just plugged in all the time. Is there anything I can do to improve it? Or should I just get a new one? Thanks so much!

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how can i find out? Thanks.t400 type 2765-t6us/n L3-a7127product id 2765t6u 


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Answer:do i have LED back light for t400 ?

From tabook the model 2765 Thinkpad T400 is said to have CCFL backlight and not the LED backlight. 

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Hey, I apologize for any newbie mistakes I may be making here. I am pretty sure that my motherboard is toast, but to verify I thought I'd pick some brains. This all started about a month ago (also went with a non OEM battery at this point.) At first it started as my HDD light would not come on, or signal the HDD to boot correctly. Either way the screen was completely blank and remained that way until I found that I was able to just turn off completely and restart just fine. After about a week of this, I ended up just leaving the power settings to always on which worked great, but being a technician I couldn't leave it alone. It worked great for a few days, then back to the same issue. Now I get no response at all. I can feel the hard drive working and here it beep, but no light on the unit. I have tried every reset under the sun including pulling the CR2032 battery, ram, HDD... All components test just fine in other machines. This is my prized comptuter, and I hate to give it up. Please let me know if you have any possible solutions. Thank you, Lenovo ThinkPad T400Lenovo ThinkPad Docking StationLenovo Wireless TouchPad Lenovo ThinkPad Pro KeyboardLenovo ThinkPad TabletLenovo ThinkPad Tablet Folio

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On my t400 there is a light (green) on the right side right behind the dvd drive and infront of the usb slot.  I have no idea what it is for, any ideas?

Answer:light on side of t400

Hi cardinalsfan, the green light shows you the power status of the ultrabay. Click at your safe remove hardware button in task bar, and remove the DVD-drive. The light will go off.   

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Hi, please help me with this, A friend of mine got a used system that was operating just fine, it is an older system heres the specs...

intel P4 (socket 423) 1.3 GHz
PcChips m920 board
512 Mb pc133 sdram
300 watt power supply
40 GB maxtor HD
Geforce 4 MX440 agp 4x card

ok heres the problem, he wanted to upgrade th evideo card, so we took the one out of anothe rputer he has, the card is a chaintech geforce fx 5200 256 mb agp card. Once it was installed, and we made sure it was seated properly and checked everything else, we tried to boot.....nothing, no beep codes or anything. The fans came on, the drives started up, but screen stayed black and no boot. So, just to double check we put the mx card in, and it booted. I know there is the AGP comp driving settings in BIOS, and it was set at auto. Do we maybe need to adjust that? And if so, to what? thanks in advance.

Answer:No post, no beep, no anything

Did you check for compatiblity on that new card .There are two different voltage rate for AGP 1.5 and 3. something I don't know your MB but if it is older it may not be compatible.

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It seems that almost (yes I said almost) everytime I reboot this computer, I never hear a post beep (yet everything works fine).

Everytime I power-on the computer, I get the post beep.

My old p3 always gave a post beep on every restart, yet this one will not. Is something wrong?

DFI nf4-DAGF mobo
AMD64 3200+
XFX Geforce 6600GT video

Latest BIOS for my mobo is already flashed.

Answer:not always getting a post beep

mine will post beep on start up also but not on restarts I think thats just normal.

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Question: No beep after POST

There is no beep after successful POST. Everything is OK, just no beep.
The mobo is Gigabyte GA-7VT600-1394 with Award bios. I cannot see a speaker on the mobo but it is plugged in to the case speaker anyway.

Is this normal for this board?

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Question: No post, no beep

Hi all,

My first post....great place!

I got a friends comp coz he wanted me to format and do a fresh install. He had a bunch of programs that was conflicting with each other. Anyway when I got it I thought I would just try to uninstall some programs. Long story short it gave me a blue screen "stop error". When I tried to re-boot it doesn't post and it doesn't give me a beep. It just turns on for a few seconds and shuts off. Could the power supply be failing?

Any input is appreciated.


Answer:No post, no beep

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Question: No Post Or Beep!!!

I recently upgraded my comp. More or less I just rebuilt it. The only thing that is the same is a 20 gig hardrive cd drive and floppy drive. I bought a brand new ati 9200 128 mb graphics card. I have a brand new atx case with 500 what pw supply. I have a amd athlon k7vta3 elitegroup mb that's brand new. A 1.6 gig processor also amd that came with the mb also brand new. I know for a fact that the card works cause I used it in my old sys for a couple days. My ram is ddr pc 2700 pin and i have 512 of it I've checked all the leds and everything is connect right I've gone over them a ton. Could it be the bios problem. Anyone have any solutions

Answer:No Post Or Beep!!!

Check the clear CMOS jumper isn't set to clear CMOS some motherboard manufacters set the jumper that way to save on battery life.

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Question: One Beep on POST

My Dell Dimension 4100 emits a single beep during the POST on every boot-up. Dell Tech support site says it's a memory refresh failure, and to re-seat the memory modules. I've done this, as well as test each of the two modules separately, and have also inserted a third memory module. In all cases I still get the single beep on boot-up. (The PC hangs up regularly, doesn't always shut down properly, and sometimes hangs on startup.)

What else could be the cause of the beep, and how to fix it?


Answer:One Beep on POST

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Question: No Post No Beep

I had a problem weeks ago where my video card would stop responding. ATI Driver tool can recover from this error. A week later after the initial problem occured, my motherboard wont post anymore it wont sound a beep neither. I tried swapping PSUs but didnt help either.

My question is, wont the motherboard post without a video card or with a broken video card? I dont want to buy a video card when my motherboard could be the actual problem

Answer:No Post No Beep

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Hey guys, good forum you have here, i'm learning a lot.

Normally i can fix a broken pc but this one im puzzled with.

I have a Pentium 3, slot 1 Xblade computer with an Intel M/B which will not display a bios screen or beep. Sorry I can't give more detail, the pc is not mine.

I've rejigged the memory, took out all pci cards, tried another agp card, tried another monitor, removed all IDE's, tried another PSU, renewed the cmos, and then the final step was I replaced the whole motherboard using paper washers just in case it was shorting.

Still the same result, as soon as I plug in the PC, it starts on its own accord and alls I get is the red HD activity light on permanent. All the fans and PSU spin as normal, just no Display whatsoever.

The only thing I can think of is dead processor (rare) or faulty case.

Any ideas or suggestions please?

Answer:Help, No post, no beep

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Question: help! no post beep

i've assembled a pc which will not start. it came as a case/mobo/cpu/fan/memory fully assembled. i've added a hdd and 2 optical drives and a floppy drive. when i power up the fan spins and the power light is on and the hdd light flashes. on the screen the memory count is shown and the drives are detected. there is no post beep and when i press del to enter setup nothing happens. it is a good keyboard. i have tried clearing cmos by resetting the clear cmos jumper and tried swapping memory sticks with known good memory to no avail i just cannot get into cmos or any further than the screen which shows that the drives have been detected. can anyone help, please.

Answer:help! no post beep

No post beep!case speaker connected?However if it gets to POST screen where drives are detected then motherboard cpu psu memory are ok.Next it should access operating system from either CD floppy or HDD, depending on how set up in BIOS.There will be an message to tell you which keys to press to enter "setup" something like del esc F10 etc.If your HDD is from an old system has it got an op system installed?If so then the drivers for the old boards will conflict with the new.Either:no op system then boot from CD or floppy and install windowsold op system boot from CD or floppy and format drive and install new op system.

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Question: No Post Beep

No Post, No Beep. Bad MoBo?

after reading many threads about this subject i feel i should describe the problem i'm having, to know what my course of action should be.

i don't know for sure what was the cause of the malfunction but it started as system lock-ups and now the computer won't even power up. it seemed like video-card problems at first, because everything would freeze when i tryed to watch movies, and video problems could be noticed. yesterday after trying to deal with this video problem in lots of ways, i tryed to turn the computer on and nothing happened, no beeps and no post. when i push the power button the cpu fan and the psu fan rotate for half a second and then stop. i have to cut the power to the psu and reconnect it in order to try again. sometimes the power does go through but still no beep or post.

i tryed removing the cmos battery (all the removing done with power off in case you were wondering) and replacing it later, changing the jumpers to reset the bios (after doing those things i started getting more power ons than before), taking all out except what is absolutelly necessary, leaving only the cpu. tryed adding the ram, then tryed adding the video card... nothing works. i wonder if the video-card is needed for the POST BEEP to be heard. anyway, the main reason why i'm posting this is because i wanted to find out what is the defective piece here, as i suspect the mobo, the PSU, video-card or CPU (or RAM?).

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Answer:No Post Beep

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Could we get the details of these componants?
A shot in the dark---it might be the MoBo.
Yes vid card is needed, unless you have onboard vid.

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Question: post beep

system specs syntax sv 400 motherboard g force 4 64 meg graphics , amd athlon 2200 chip 512 mb pc 2700 ddr ram ,80 gig ibm hard drive, just built this system , all is working fine but does not beep on startup , tried speaker connection both ways still no beep, although this is not a problem in itself i just wondered if any of you had came across this problem before and if so what is the cure

Answer:post beep

If the PC is starting normally apart from no POST beep then the POST has not been enabled in the BIOS.

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Question: no beep on post

i get no beep when i boot my has a syntax sv400 motherboard. everything works fine so why do i not get a beep. i have tried two different speakers.

Answer:no beep on post

Signal to case speaker disabled in BIOS?

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My T61 will not post or beep.  Please help. I recently update T61 - 7659-12U with Middleton BIOS and T8300 CPU.  I also cleaned fan during the process.  Everything worked well for a few days but died completely without any warning. Turning power on without battery. the battery light will turn on momentarily and the AC power green light remains on.  No other signs of life (no other lights, no fan, no beeps, no disk movement).  I have tried pressing power button 10x and removing CMOS batter tricks. What do the experts recommend? As a last resort If I have to replace the motherboard, what should I look for? Thanks in advance. 


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Answer:T61 will not post or beep

If you remove the ram it should beep when you power on, if not, then it's most likely a bad system board.  Did you have any problems before you did the updates/repairs?

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Question: No POST beep

My son put the PC on. It smelt of smoke so he put it off.Later I put it on, no smell but no display. CPU fan spins, RAM LED on motherboard comes on, CD drive lights flashes, hard disk light on front of case comes on. But no display and no POST beep.1. Replaced the graphics card with one from a working PC, same result, no dispaly, no POST beep. Put graphics card back and other PC still works.2. Replaced the PSU with one from an identical working PC, same result, no display, no POST beep. Put PSU back and other PC still works.3. Checked the with another untested monitor, same result.4. Ran test on original monitor result 'test good' signal rec'd.5. Decided that something on the motherboard or CPU had gone awol so this evening replaced both with brand new items.6. Put PC back together with the known working PSU (just in case the original had been the initial problem) from the other PC, and guess what, no display, no POST beep.With no POST beep and no dispaly I don't know where to go next.Anyone any ideas?

Answer:No POST beep

Try stripping it down to a skeleton system out of the case (on the bench) with just motherboard, CPU, heatsink, fan, one RAM module, graphics card, hard drive and PSU. See if you can get a display, Ollyolly.

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Question: NO POST Beep!!!

I just put together a Pentium 4 3.0ghz on an Intel D865PERL MoBo. But after I hook everything up, and push the power, the Mobo LED comes on, and all the fans are turning, but I don't get a POST. No beep, no error beeps, just complete silence. I barely know enough to get myself into trouble. If anyone has any suggestions, I will gladly try anything. Thanks.

Answer:NO POST Beep!!!

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Question: No Post Beep

My computer turns on, but I get no Post Beeps nor does it display anything on the screens, plz help.

Answer:No Post Beep

I had the same problem with my first build. After reading the owners manual for the motherboard i figured out the mobo was shorting out to the case. I took the mobo with the vid card, cpu and fan installed out of the case, and set it on a wooden desk and powered it up. After getting a new case and reinstalling all the hardware everything worked fine.

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Question: No Post beep

  Well I reinstalled Win XP and it froze on installing your network. After fifteen minutes I did a hard boot. No post beep and the monitor states Monitor G, Check your signal cable or cpu. I switched the following to parts that I know work, all new, (video card, and mother board). Checked the monitor on another system. It is fine. Still the same thing. The system will turn on and I hear it counting, the hard drives are working and the CPU fan is working.  But, still no post beep and the monitor says the same thing. Now we are down to either the RAM or CPU and maybe power supply?  Or maybe a short in the case. Anyone have any ideas? This is baffeling. As I said, I hear it counting and hard drives spin and the CPU fan spins. But, it turns on just that to turn it off, you have to unplug it. CPU maybe or case or other ideas?Thanks,Don

Answer:No Post beep

is your video card well seated? i dont see how you can short the mobo from just a re-install... im not shure... "calls for raptor or merlin"

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Question: NO POST BEEP

Hello.I have been reading with interest some of the causes of a PC to fail to boot into windows, when the usual single POST BEEP is missing.I have this problem, but what i cannot understand is why switching off the PC by holding in the silver button for a few seconds, then switching off the rocker switch on the back of the PC, leaving for a few seconds, and switching back on cures the problem every time - i.e the computer then boots into windows succesfully.I am not sure whether to just keep performing this action or to look at the cause( maybe a memory problem ). As yet i have not run a memory test programme.My PC is a Microland Tech CB150 - Running Windows XPMany ThanksPaul


try doing a C drive check.Go to my computerRight click Local Disk (or what ever you've called)choose the 'Tools' tab.then error-checking and check now.Restart your computer, and it will be done. May take some time thou so be patient   

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Hi, I am a new member, Anyway, whenever I wake my computer to sleep, and login, it goes back to sleep again! Then, I have to wake my computer from sleep again, then it works-I can log in, get on with my regular stuff. This is just annoying, and I was wondering how to fix this bug? I have also been getting a "HL-DVD-Ram can now be safely removed" message, even though i didn't click on anything, or try and remove my DVD Ram. Does this have a connection perhaps?Anyway, what I'm mainly concerned about is that my computer, upon waking from sleep, will go back to sleep after a couple seconds. Then, i have to wake it up, then everything works perfectly. Any help?Thanks!Joe

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Getting run time error when I attempt to connect to the internet. Specific error message: run time error.... program files\trondent development corp\infuzer.exe.Any ideas on how to repair?  Thank You

Answer:T400, Model 2764 .....C++ Run Time Error

What is "frondent development corp" and what is "infuzer.exe." I've never heard of them before. Are they supposed to be on your machine? You could try sending "infuzer.exe" to the Recycle Bin and see what happens. If this is a legitimate program, then you need to contact the publisher of the program. Centex 

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Hi, I have T400 with the model number 2764 CTO. It has 2*2 GB of ram installed and now I want to add a 4 GB module and remove a 2 GB one. The problem is that I have the option to get a BUS 1066 mhz or BUS 1333 mhz RAM and I do not know which model will work with my laptop. Please let me know if you happen to know whether the 1333 works on the laptop or not. Thanks, Sarah.

Answer:What is the acceptable RAM model for T400 2764 CTO (I mean ram BUS number)?

both 1066 mhz and 1333 mhz would work, but they all operate at 1066 mhz speed. That is the speed at which they operate at. I think you should just get the 1066 mhz version.

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I have laptop while using it was showing horizontal lines and hang when again turned off and turned it was showing hp then immediately the laptop turned off but now when I press the power button power button shows light but display. shows nothing it is blank

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Hi everybody,

first of all i apologize for my English, i'm Italian.

I'm freaking out with my laptop, yesterday i reinstalled everything using the recovery dvds, and already came up some problems with the touch buttons.

Sometimes their light don't turn on, and they never do the "beep" when i touch them, the beep work only during the boot.
These are the principal problems: I already install the last firmware of fingerprint buttons from Toshiba website.
How can i resolve it?

Last question: the light of the button of echo utility must be off when and just be green when the echo is active, isn?t it?

thank you so much

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Answer:Satellite A660: no light and not beep using touch buttons


The beep occurs while booting because the POST (power on self-test) has been passed properly.
Usually the system beep sound can be changed in BIOS in Advanced tab.
In my case there are different levels of been sound: Off, low, medium and high.
In my case I set it to medium but even if the system beep sound is enabled, the multimedia button don?t beep. I assume they should not beep.

Regarding the button light:
It?s called illumination.
As far as I know in some cases the BIOS contains this option and you can enable and disable Illumination in BIOS.
If the illumination would not be available in BIOS then check this:
Go to Program Files/Toshiba/TBS

There you will find the application called ?Dimmer?.
This enables the key light.

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A couple of weeks ago the fan on my graphics card stopped working, it was buzzing a lot and periodically slowing down. I bought a new heatsink for the card, an Arctic Cooling Accelero L2. I installed everything on the card correctly and carefully. Now when I put the graphics card back on the mobo, the red light (the one ON the actual card, not on the mobo) is lit up and my monitor stays black.

The GPU itself worked perfectly fine (even if the fan wasn't working) before I installed this new cooler. I wouldn't use it much while the fan was breaking down so that it wouldn't overheat.

There IS a POST beep on power-up. Just a normal single beep. It recognizes there is a graphics card in my PCI-E slot but the card itself has a red light on it now. I tried swapping different SATA cables, even tried connecting the card to a molex instead. It just won't respond.

The fan on the new heatsink spins fine, however I have the fan connected only to molex power (it comes with a molex cable for direct-to-PSU use in case the fan connector doesn't fit the header, which in this case, it definitely wouldn't). I don't know whether or not that's an issue.

Now prior to all of this happening I had just contracted the Trojan virus Sirefef/ZeroAccess. I don't know if that would affect graphics card power settings.

GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5770 PCI-E 2.1

Answer:BIOS beep, PC posts, but red LED light on GPU and no monitor signal

Think you answered your own question,

The fan on the new heatsink spins fine, however I have the fan connected only to molex power (it comes with a molex cable for direct-to-PSU use in case the fan connector doesn't fit the header, which in this case, it definitely wouldn't). I don't know whether or not that's an issue.

Pretty sure the card won't initialize if there isn't a fan connected to the fan header. Are you sure that the connector from the fan won't fit on the card? From what I can see it has either a 3 or 4 pin connector (or both depending on which model it is) that should fit on the fan header on the card.

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Here are the symptoms when I boot up:
·The blue light on the front of the tower won’t turn on (it always used to).
·There is no beep or beeps at start-up.
·Everything seems to come to power. The CPU, the fans, the hard drive, etc…
·The hard drive, a few seconds after booting, gives one audible click, as if something inside was moving into place, but then everything sounds fine. I don’t know if that click has always been there or not.
·The monitor stays off (the power light is orange) and is black.
·With the power cord plugged in, the green LED power light on the motherboard is lit.

Here is the backstory:
·It all started when I went to boot my computer after adding RAM. After t he motherboard splash screen, it went to the black screen that said “Disk Boot Error”
·I unplugged cables and re-sat the RAM, and then everything worked fine.
·Over the next couple weeks I got the Disk Boot Error a couple more times, each time fixed like the last time.
·When I awoke his morning, my computer had obviously restarted itself because it was on the Disk Boot Error screen. This time, nothing I have done has fixed it.
·Now, my computer won’t get that far. I get nothing on the monitor. The monitor doesn’t even power up.

Here are some possible causes:
·The very night my problems started, I added 2gb of RAM (two 1gb strips) that are compatible with my motherboard.
·Today, when looking around inside my computer wi... Read more

Answer:Computer won't boot - no beep, no light, blank monitor

Sounds like the Hard disk has failed. Do you have another HD to try?

Can you get the BIOS to complete its POST checks?

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On a T400 (I recently acquired),  how do I turn on the keyboard light or the keyboard backlight?

Go to Solution.

Answer:T400: How Turn On the Keyboard Light?

The ThinkLight toggles on/of with keypress of Fn+PgUp - the one with a light bulb symbol on it at the top right hand corner of the keyboard.

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Just recently the battery light and mains light on my T400 laptop remains on even when I have turned the laptop off and correctly shut it down. This has just only started happening recently. I haven't changed anything or downloaded any new drivers etc. I have taken the battery off and put it back on again, restarted the laptop but makes no difference. Has anyone any ideas?Thanks 

Answer:Thinkpad T400 Battery light

Welcome to the community.
As per your concern battery and mains light remains on, even after shutdown the system. I would suggest you to please update the Power Manager software and the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link.
After this, please restart the system and check whether the issue resolved.

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Hi, Every once in a while when I turn on my laptop, it powers on but the monitor doesn't seem to boot up. The power light indicator is on and everything else sounds like it's running, but the monitor doesn't turn on and no beeps occur.  I tried running diagnostics and nothing wrong was found. Lenovo customer support couldn't help me. 

Answer:T400 power light indicator is on, but nothing else is

I had the same issue you are experiencing for a while. I recently installed the newest Bios version released by Lenovo and this update seems to have resolved the problem. In my case, the issue used to happen when restarting the computer from hibernation. At this point I am still testing my computer. In addition to Windows Vista I also have Windows 7 installed on another drive partition. When restarting the computer from hibernation with Windows 7 the issue keeps happening. It does not happens all of the time but it does frequently enough.  To summarize, the latest Bios version seems to have resolved the black screen issue when restarting my computer from hibernation while using Windows Vista Home Premium. However, the same issue keeps happening with Windows 7. Good Luck, OIBM  

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I have  T400 running XP Pro 32 bit that started acting up a couple days ago.  This machine is my daily use machine and spends a fair amount of time running on the battery and not plugged in.  A couple days ago after a day of having it in the docking station in my office I came home took it out of the case powered it up on battery power and it immediately beeped and put itself into hibernate mode.  The Lenovo power manager icon said the battery was at 98% and in good condition while the windows power meter was saying my battery was critically low.  I plugged it in and changed the windows setting so they couldn't shut down the machine. I then noticed that sometimes the Lenovo power manager icon would turn white with a red line though it saying there was an error. I downloaded the latest driver and there is no change. I've tested by running on batteries and the battery discharges as I would expect.  When I plug it back in sometimes it will charge and sometimes it wont.  If I turn it off and then plug it in the indicator will normally turn solid green and it charges. I don't have an additional battery available to test with so I'm hoping someone has ran into this before. Thanks in advance.

Answer:T400 battery light blinking

Welcome to the forum.
Charging after plug in powersupply depends on the load capacity of the battery. If 98% or higher, the battery will not be charged if computer is running.
Please do a calibration of your battery (Power Manager - battery-tab, "Battery maintenance" - button.

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Hi, My laptop (t400 2764 on Win 7 x64) is just under 2 years old and the battery (6 cell) was surviving adequately (still getting a good 2.5 hours of life out of it) before this happened. One day the orange light started blinking and windows told me the battery had failed due to normal use.  When I look at other posts for this same message they claim huge numbers of charge cycles before their failed but mine are minimal don't remember the number off hand. I've upgraded to the newest power manager and attempted to reset the battery but when I do that the computer just shuts off (likely cause it tries to run off the battery).  Similarly if I unplug it it just dies obviously since the battery isn't communicating.  That said the battery still has 96% charge and is bright green and in the lenovo power manager has the condition as good. All these conflicting signs make me very wary of just buying a new battery since they cost a small fortune (150 plus tax and shipping is about a quarter or what I paid for the machine!) for a lenovo brand one. Is there a way of resetting the battery other than through the power manager?  What are the chances it's a motherboard issue as opposed to the battery?  It just seems really odd that it would go from working fine to dead in a split second.  I'd try the battery in another t400 or another t400 in my laptop but don't know anyone else who has one. Any help would be much appreciated. ... Read more

Answer:T400 battery light blinking

2 years on a battery might seem like not a long time, but at our organization, it's normal. Especially on the T61w/T400 6 cell batteries - they seem to fail with no explanation. Unless somebody else has a suggestion, in my finding, you will need to replace your battery, despite what you may or may not be seeing in the Power Manager.

Presently with an X201 and a T500/T410 comboI've owned everything from a 701c up to present which equal a ton of ThinkPads

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Hi There, I have some problem with my T400. It will not boot at all. When I plug in AC adaptor, there is no light at all. presing the start button does not have any affect. I have removed the battery and connected only on AC Adaptor, it shows no light. I have tried, pressing start button 10 mins, then holding start button for 30 secs, then connect to AC adaptor (Battery removed) and press Start. It has shown the AC power light but it did not boot. I attached the battery and after that no light at all and even if I take the battery off, it still does not show any light at all while connected to AC adaptor. AC adaptor is absolutely fine as it works on another Lemovo machine. I have also tried pulling CMOS out and leaving it disconnected overnight but still no light come up when I replug AC adaptor. What could be the problem and how can I resolve this. Thanks in advance.

Answer:T400 Died, No Power, No Light at all

I have the same problem. somebody knows how to solve it?

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I understand that this means there is a system board error.  I have a very good reason to believe that the BIOS had an issue (when I checked it before this happened, it had 75 boot options listed and said the volitale memory was almost full). Question: can I somehow force the BIOS to reset itself?  Is there a pin short I can use for this? Of course I am 2 weeks out of warranty :/  I assume if I sent it in they would just charge for a boarsd swap... likely $500-$600 dollars. Thanks for any help!

Answer:X230 1 beep, 3 beep, 3 beep, 1 beep, no screen: can I reset the BIOS?

1-3-3-1 means no memory. If you have 2 DIMMs, try with just one, then just the other. When you try with just one DIMM, it needs to go into slot-0. When you have the machine sitting lid-down and the battery compartment away from you, slot-0 is the one on the right.

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A couple of days ago, my PC started to restart during the boot-up sequence. The lights flash on the HDD and CD and DVD and then the machine restarts again several times before getting to the POST beep. Once the POST beep has sounded then Windows XP loads as usual.I have checked the connections inside and outside the PC but have not reseated any cards or cables yet. Does this restarting point to a specific component failing? Any help would be great! ThanksPC: OS Win XP Home Sp1. CPU:AMD Athlon XP 3000 2.2GHz. Memory : 1GB = 2 modules of 512MB DDR333 PC2700 RAMMotherboard: Asus Motherboard Socket A Model A7N8X2.0 DeluxeC drive: 120 GB Maxtor 7200rpm 8MB cache IDE ATA133 Slave drive 300 GB Seagate Baracuda 7200rpm 8MB cache IDE ATA100Pioneer DVD CD-Rewriter DVDSony Combi 48x24x48 +16x DVD

Answer:Restarting before POST beep

I suspect that as this is happening before anything gets properly loaded that it's something connected with the power supply unit not kicking in properly.

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Greetings!My computer doesn't work:-There is no BIOS beep, no post, and no video on screen-Power supply runs, so does HDD and CPU fan.-No visible signs of fried elements on motherboard.I've already tried:-Clearing CMOS via switching position of CMOS jumper and via removing the battery. I've also waited for an extended period of time before placing the battery back and before placing jumper on normal pins.-Removing video card-Removing the RAMs (just the first piece, then just the other, then both - triggering the long BIOS beep)Specs:Acer Aspire M1920CPU: Intel Pentium E6700Video: GeForce 405RAM: 2GB Hynix 1333mHz + 2GB Kingston 1333mHzHDD: Seagate 7200.12 500GBPower: FSP Group ATX-250PA 1PF 250WattDVD: HL-DT GH70NMotherboard: G41T-AMOS:Win7 64bitThe problem appeared after force shutdown of computer via pressing power switch for 5 seconds.

Answer:No video, no beep, no POST

Quote-Removing the RAMs (just the first piece, then just the other, then both - triggering the long BIOS beep)I think the beep has to be initiated by the CPU.  So the CPU is  alive.Go get some RAM. Maybe both are dead.

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I've got a friends old p4 here to work on.. but it needs a little more expertiese than I can donate.

With everyting in the computer.. It won't post.. The hard drive light flashes, but the monitor never cuts on. It's not giving error beeps either. When it starts, it just sits there. First thoughts were the video card.. then ram.. I've swapped vid cards.. I've taken both sticks of ram out and tried them individually. With the ram out.. it actually gives an error beep. (3 long beeps to be specific) Thats the only way I can get the bios to give a sign that it's trying. It doesn't beep with the vid card out. (possibly because it does have onboard.. even if it's disabled..) I tried the onboard video.. still nothing.

Any other ideas short of starting over with a new motherboard and processor? My friend is a bit strapped for cash so I'm already trying to save him some money. $200 isn't part of the fix atm.


Answer:Won't post but will beep if ram is removed

The RAM could be preventing the system from booting tho It should beep if it's bad.

So the PC doens't beep when the ram in but beeps with the ram out? Everything else in the system for it to beep just ram missing?

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I went and ate dinner my rig was working fine, when I came back I had no display.

GIGABYTE GA 990FXA Motherboard
AMD FX 6350 Processor
GFORCE GT 740 Graphics Card
GSKILL Sniper RAM (2 sticks)
THERMALTAKE SMART650W Power Supply (new)

I Tested Video card in another PC, replaced power supply and tested SSD, Still no display. It powers up and stays running. There is no embedded speaker on the Motherboard. I guess that leaves the processor or MB?
I sent the MOBO in for repair, received it yesterday and reinstalled. I am bread-boxing and still no video.
I installed an internal speaker. No post beeps unless both sticks of RAM are out; then I get continuous short beeps. So far new power supply and MOBO. I tried posting with no peripherals. My computer starts, the PS fans run, the heat sink fan on CPU runs... Is there a way to test the CPU?
I took a stick of RAM from another PC, same results

Answer:No Post Beep, No Video

so when you have all RAM out, you get post beep but with RAM in, no beep at all?

Do you have onboard VGA connector you can try?

You sent in the mobo, but did they do anything to it at all?

If you are able, reseat the CPU. Not sure there's any other way to test it other than to swap processors or test your processor on another PC.

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My memory isn't what it should be! Repeated attempts to increase it fail. The latest when booting I get 1 long post beep (repeated). I've looked at various documents, that go on about error codes, but cant find what it means. Does anyone know or can link me to a site that's inteligable? BIOS is Phonex ver 6.00pg. I similarly just put in a AGP graphics card & got the same (without doing RAM at the same time). Any advice welcome. Incidentaly it runs XP with 512mb ram in either slot, I've another 512mb to install - it wont boot with that in either slot on its own, or either combination with the existing memory. Yet a friends Pc same mobo works fine with it!

Answer:Post beep confusion.

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I have put together a barebones kit from Tiger but am having a problem.  Upon powering up, I get a long repeating beep. Keyboard lites up when power is turned on but does not activate when computer is booted up, no video.  Fans work, fan on AGP card works.  CD ROM led is on.  I have two SATA HDs plugged directly into the motherboard, not using IDE slots.  CD ROM is plugged into the IDE1 slot.  

Answer:Computer beep during POST

Beep codes should be identified in the motherboard manual that came with your system. If Tiger didn't send one then check the manufacturer web site.

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Question: Weird POST beep

I am using the Award/Phoenix v6.0 BIOS for my Epox 9NPLA-SLI mobo, and it just started giving me one long beep and that's as far as it gets. I've checked out the POST code beeps, but they don't say anything about one long (approx. 2 seconds) beep. Anybody have any ideas?

Answer:Weird POST beep

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My other topic went unnoticed but I've managed to downsize the problem a bit in the meantime.

Issue: No POST beep thus no display on monitor

How it happened: Computer's been fine for months - pulled out video card - dusted off all fans - put it back in - no POST beep.

What I've tried:
Reattaching the video card several times and cleaned for dust on and around socket/card. Reseating RAM and booting with each chip.
Cleared CMOS (I think, ~30 seconds on CLR RTC (should it be a full minute?))
Making sure that all cables are properly connected (they should be as I didn't detach any internal ones initially)

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: No POST beep

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Question: Phoenix POST beep.

When I hit the on button, screen stays blank and system emits a one second beep approx every four seconds or so.Could this be RAM failure?Anyone . . .Pleeeease . . .

Answer:Phoenix POST beep.

have a look here click herehope it helps.

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Hi everyone,I have a problem with four identical pc's approximately 2 years old at work. Pentium 4, celeron 2.2, Bio-star U8668-D motherboard with 256 mb ram. When the pc is powered on all fans come on but get no beeb from computer. I checked all the connections, disconnected cd rom, floppy, hard disc etc. to no avail. I cleared cmos using jumper and managed to get pc to start. If left for a few minutes, it is a hit and miss affair for the pc to start. I have tried to replace cmos battery CR2032 but it has not made any difference. If I try to start, I may have to make 5/6 attempts before I get the beep and post etc.Does anyone here have any suggestions.

Answer:PC does not boot - no beep, no post

I'm surprised that you have identical problems with all PC's. Sounds a bit like a power supply issue... If all your computers are acting in the same manner then is the mains electrical supply up to the job, have you added any other electrical equipment to the office electrical circuities?You could try turning off any piece of equipment that is using the mains supply and then with just one computer switched on, see if you can get this up and running if you can I would consider calling a electrician in to sort out the mains supply.I have in my time overloaded my mains electrical supply (a bungalow that was built in the early 60's so electrics wasn't up to ruining electrical goods of the 90's)turned the tumble dryer on, and blow SWEBS fuse and not my fuse box... Had to have SWEB come out and replace there fuse to get everything up and ruining again...

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