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sandperson0
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Beep codes for S10?

Hi,

 

When I turn on my S10, I get a blank screen with a 1-3-4-3 beep code.  I've searched a little bit and for desktops, that points to bad RAM.  Is this the same for the S10?

 

thanks,

John

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Re: Beep codes for S10?

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Re: Beep codes for S10?

S9/10 (e) Beep Code Table

Symptom or error FRU or action, in sequence

One beep and a blank, unreadable, or flashing LCD.
1. Reseat the LCD connector.
2. LCD assembly.
3. External CRT.
4. System board.

 

One long and two short beeps, and a blank or unreadable LCD.
1. System board.
2. LCD assembly.
3. DIMM.

 

Two short beeps with error codes.
Two short beeps and a blank screen.
1. System board.
2. DIMM.

 

Three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.
1. DIMM.
2. System board

 

One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short
beep. Only the cursor appears.
Reinstall the operating system.

 

Four cycles of four short beeps and a blank screen.
System board

 

Five short beeps and a blank screen.
System board

 

 

[according to S10 Maintainance Manual]

 

sincerely KalvinKlein

Message Edited by KalvinKlein on 06-26-2009 12:50 AM
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sandperson0
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Re: Beep codes for S10?

Thanks Kalvin.  I've listenedto the code a few times and it doesn't look like it matches up.  I'm gonna give Lenovo a call.

 

(Thanks Frank for the pdf also!)

 

John

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IainG
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Re: Beep codes for S10?

I wish I knew what the resolution was for this OP. My S10 is giving me this exact same 3-4-3 code and I tried the reset already with no change.

 

In the PDF already posted it shows an error in the first bank of memory which on an S10 I assume is the soldered memory on the motherboard (bummer).

 

Maybe I get to make the call to Lenovo now.

 

No luck on ebay for internal parts to fit the S10! My old HP laptop was saved from the grave a couple of times by repairing it with used parts off ebay.

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Re: Beep codes for S10?

I'm wondering if any of you guys ever found out what was wrong or managed to repair your netbook? A friend of mine gave it to me today with the same symptoms - 1-3-4-3 beeps with no display and no other activity. This beep code is not documented by the lenovo manuals, and the only match is found in the phoenix bios beep code list where it says: RAM failure on data bitsxxxx of low byte memory bus / Check the first bank of memory and the motherboard.

I've tried to remove both the hard-drive and the RAM module but it's still dead. The odd thing is that sometimes it just powers on and does nothing (blank display, no activity, etc) and sometimes it beeps (maybe in 1 of 10 tries). In all cases it can only be turned off by holding the power button for some 6 seconds. I guess - whatever the issue - it is dead now?

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