01-15-2019 06:30 PM
I have an older Lenovo M72e I found and would like to fix, no display on VGA out, it boots, fans spin but it gives some sort of beep code, it has a long pause then beeps quickly twice (3 - 3 - 1 - 1?). If I pull the ram I get a much louder different beep code so I assume it is not the ram (1-stick, which I cleaned). I also attempted to reset the CMOS. Im not experianced with this sort of thing and am not sure what to do nest. Im wondering if maybe it had a different video card in its previous life so its not outputting to the mobo's default?
01-15-2019 08:25 PM - edited 01-15-2019 08:26 PM
3-3-1-1 Used to mean you need to set the time, but not sure on that model. It could be that someone set the BIOS to PEG (discrete video card) instead of leaving it set to the default Auto setting, but I would think resetting the CMOS would fix that.
You might try the Recovering from a POST/BIOS update failure instrutions on page 157 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual and see if that helps.
Best of luck,
01-15-2019 11:11 PM