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tigerwong
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-21-2010
Location: Canada
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Re: T61 One long beep, two short beeps...and dead

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.

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Lucy_123
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Registered: ‎07-18-2012
Location: Vietnam
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T61 could not start with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and black screen

  Dear all,

 

    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.

 

Thanks,

Lucy

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hausman
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Registered: ‎12-22-2008
Location: Canada
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Re: T61 could not start with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and black screen

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Lucy_123 wrote:

i wonder whether this is defect of Lenovo's mainboard

 


Unfortunately, yes.

 

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TuuS
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Registered: ‎01-02-2011
Location: US
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Re: T61 could not start with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and black screen

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.

 

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Lucy_123
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Registered: ‎07-18-2012
Location: Vietnam
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Re: T61 could not start with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and black screen

Hey TuuS!

  

     I've heard from my friends that i have to replace all mainboard, can not replace Nvidia board only, is this correct?

 

Thanks,

Lucy

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TuuS
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Registered: ‎01-02-2011
Location: US
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Re: T61 could not start with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps and black screen

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.

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pingpong
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-19-2012
Location: Japan
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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

Greetings all,

 

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?

 

TIA

 

 

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dsavard
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎11-22-2010
Location: Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

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.

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pingpong
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Registered: ‎07-19-2012
Location: Japan
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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

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.  :smileysad:

 

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.

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eecon
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Registered: ‎02-13-2008
Location: West Coast, USA
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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

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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.

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