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Chelsea
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R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

I have the thinkpad R40 and as of now it won't turn on... about a day ago wen i was on it the screen froze and blue lines appeared so i tried restarting it, for a while it wudn't come on and wud make one long beep then two short beeps, after restarting over and over again i finally got it on and it seemed to work fine but i decided to turn  it back off and let it rest for the night  ... wen i started it back on in the morning it came on and began to load my personal settings but the picture began to shake so again i turned it off and now it won't come  on at all it just beeps

 

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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

that could be an issue with the memory card or the motherboard.

 

Can you provide the exact Model/Type number of your laptop.

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Chelsea
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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

im not sure wat u mean by model but the type is 2896-P2U and the serial number is 99-N0001

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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-56222

 

run this and specifically check the ram and the graphics card. 

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Chelsea
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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

I cannot start my cp at all  when i turn it on it beeps and the screen is black so how do i access that link

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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

take out the ram does the laptop beep in 1-3-3-1 sequence?

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Chelsea
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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

what exactly is the ram?

 

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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

 

that is the typical ram you would find in your laptop, it is located under the keyboard and the underside of the laptop.

 

 

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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

 


@lead_org wrote:

 

 it is located under the keyboard and the underside of the laptop.


 

Sorry, but this is not the case.

 

The RAM on an R40 is under a small panel on the underside of the system. You'll need to remove two small screws to access it. You can find instructions here.

Andy  

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Re: R40 - Wont Start, Just Beeps

okay like the T30 laptop design.

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