07-06-2012 07:21 AM
Hi ALL ! I need help here!
I contact the lenovo canada today about my graphic card failure in T61. The woman even did let me finish and hanged up on me! I am very angry!
Just as you mentioned, I had one long and two short beeps. What should I do right now? How much will to be to repair it? Thanks. I am in Canada.
07-18-2012 08:07 PM
I have problem with my laptop T61 (bought in 2007). When I press power to start, it shows black screen with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. I tried to change RAM but still get that error so i wonder whether this is defect of Lenovo's mainboard (as i have read some forums mentioned to this). The warranty is expired, so in this case whether my laptop is replaced free and who I can contact to ask about this? I highly appreciate for your help.
07-18-2012 08:16 PM - last edited on 07-19-2012 02:07 AM by andyP
i wonder whether this is defect of Lenovo's mainboard
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07-18-2012 09:20 PM
Lucy, these aren't officially considered defective, but they do have an above average failure rate. Lenovo did replace boards that were out of warranty for over a year, but that ended well over a year ago. I'm afraid your options now are to replace the board with another nVidia board, or one with Intel graphics.
07-18-2012 09:40 PM
I've heard from my friends that i have to replace all mainboard, can not replace Nvidia board only, is this correct?
07-18-2012 09:52 PM
The nVidia chip is part of the system board, so you have to replace it, but you can replace with eithre a board with nVidia or Intel graphics.
07-19-2012 10:36 PM
I just registered because the 1-long 2-short beeps error has just happened with my T61p. I've owned it for four and a half years and it has been a workhorse for me. The manner in which this error started happening, however, leaves me scratching my head with suspicion whether my case is a true hardware failure.
Two days ago, I was updating Windows (Win 8 Consumer Preview, x64). The computer needed to reboot to finish the installation. Instead, it gave me the beeps + no screen. This seems fishy to me, almost like a false positive. Is that even possible?
On that note, is it possible for a software update to cause a hardware failure like this?
07-19-2012 10:53 PM
No, this is really a hardware problem, at the level at which the beeps happen, it haven't yet load anything from the disk/MBR. It is just coincidence the problem shows up after you have upgraded.
07-19-2012 11:33 PM
OK, well I'm still in a huge state of denial. It's really hard for me to accept (at this point) it was pure coincidence.
The day it happened, I was using my computer with no problems--just like it had run for me every day. Then I randomly decided to go to Windows Update and install the latest fixes. After downloading and installing, Windows gave me the option to restart now or later; I chose now. The computer shut down properly, then gave me the beep errors when trying to restart.
Given the sequence of those events--along with the fact that I'm running a beta OS--makes me want to believe that the failure was a direct result of updating. Granted, I can't think of any explanation how a software update could do such a thing. But I also think that if I hadn't bothered with the update, my T61p would still be running now.
07-20-2012 12:18 AM - edited 07-20-2012 12:18 AM
Welcome the the Forum ..... Please trust me when I suggest it was a coincidence ..... This thread runs back several years and 128 pages with a few thousand postings and not once was any software update found to be the issue.