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thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-25, 19:58 PM

Hello all,

        I have a thinkpad P70 that gives 2 short beeps and no output on any display.  This code is not located in the hardware manual and tech support is of no help.  Any ideas here at the forum.  Thanks everyone!

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-25, 20:26 PM

Not positive, but I think 2 beeps for most PCs during POST means RAM is not detected,  You might consider re-seating you RAM modules and see if this helps.  If not, perhaps some cables have worked loose or possibly the RAM itself has gone bad.

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-25, 21:30 PM

No RAM is 3-3-1.  2 beeps can be some kinds of display failure or motherboard failure.  Bad RAM can show up as all sorts of bad codes.  First, remove all the RAM and see if you get the 3-3-1 beep code. If yes, put the sticks back one at a time


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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-25, 23:55 PM

Thanks Rich.  Will work on that tomorrow and report back

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-25, 23:58 PM

For most motherboards yes, but not these laptops

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-26, 0:42 AM
2 short beeps with blank display System board failure

P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.31 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.35, 4k Display, 64GB, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID1 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.36,Xeon Processor, 4k UHD IPS multi-touch display, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID1

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-26, 12:07 PM

Where did you find that?  I've actually been afraid of something like this with the laptop I have for a while.

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-26, 12:23 PM

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht035729


P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.31 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-26, 21:21 PM

That can also be bad RAM, so I need to pull all the RAM out and test

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Re: thinkpad P70 2 short beeps

2019-09-26, 21:42 PM

ok, pulled all the RAM out and tried each stick one at a time and still got 2 beeps....this dosen't look good.

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