11-29-2010 01:37 PM
I have a ThinkStation D10 6493-23U
Intel Xeon Quad Core Proc E5430, 4GB, 2 x 250GB 7200RPM S-ATA HDD, no diskette drive, PCI/PCIe Tower (7x9), NVIDIA Quadro FX-1700 512MB PCIe, DVD Recordable, Dual Gigabit Ether, IEEE 1394, mem Card Reader, Win Vista Business 64
Board: LENOVO LENOVO
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: LENOVO 2XKT25AUS 08/25/2008
After a power failure, the system will not startup.
Receive beeps: 1 long and 2 short beeps.
After about 30 seconds received 2 short beeps.
I can perform a clt-alt-delete to restart on the keyboard.
But nothing shows up on the screen.
Page 82 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual indicates that
1 long and 2 short beeps is an Monitor or video adapter card error.
Assuming that is correct... how do I address this?
Is there a way to test or make sure it is the vedio card before I replace it?
Thanks for any guidance.
11-29-2010 02:27 PM
Try removing the video card completely and booting. Do you get a different set of beep codes?
Only other thing I can think of is to try the same card in the other x16 slot, but it's going to be tough to debug without another video card to check with.
11-29-2010 03:27 PM
Thanks for the suggestions.
I did both...
Moved the card to another slot.
Removed card completely.
Still reveive the 1 one long and 2 short beeps.
With the card completely removed... not sure if the
beep code means that there is an error on the mother board
or that it can not find a video card?
Thanks again for the suggestions.
11-30-2010 11:36 AM
After looking at your original symptoms, the 1 long and 2 short beeps, followed by a delay and then 2 more short beeps is peculiar. The last 2 short beeps is likely a POST error of some sort If it is indeed getting a POST error, then BIOS is at least executing code which is a good thing.
Other than testing with another video card, the only other suggestion I can think of is to check your monitor and maybe try another monitor. You could also try clearing CMOS as something could have gotten hosed up if power did not cleanly return.