08-23-2009 01:56 PM
I've got this strange beep message when I tried to reboot my W500. I was using Intel power saving graphics when it happend. The screen turned black, it stared beeping as it was from motherboard internal speaker. It went like this 1 beep, 3 beeps, 3 beeps, 1 beep. I looked briefly at the manual troubleshooting section but it seems only to list error messages from PC Doctor.
Can anybody tell me if I've got a some problems with my machine?
It happened twice already but I didn't notice any other issues.
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08-23-2009 02:06 PM - edited 08-23-2009 02:07 PM
According to the Hardware Maintainance Manual, (pdf page 52), the beep code is a RAM (memory) or mainboard failure.
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08-25-2009 10:46 PM - edited 08-25-2009 10:46 PM
I got my W500 last week and it already did it to me once. Exact same sequence. Btw, the manual does mention it, you just have to dig through to find it.
Another reason why I won't feel too bad about returning mine.
09-04-2009 08:43 AM - edited 09-04-2009 08:44 AM
Here is a simple solution that worked for me. It seems that a small round piece of tape that is used for wire management was interfering with the upper dimm slot. The tape rolled over and blocked some of the dimm pin connections. After removing the tape and continually reseating the memory chip to ensure good contact and remove some of the sticky residue left behind from the tape the beeping errors went away.
Hope this helps a stupid issue go away!!!