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Registered: ‎04-27-2011
Location: Ny
Message 21 of 28 (5,661 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

Now the PC is in the trash can. No way to fix without replacing the MOBO and it is not cheap to replace rather buy a new one!!

Thanks everyone for trying to help me.
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Message 22 of 28 (5,653 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

Do you wish to sell for parts?
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Location: Toronto, Canada
Message 23 of 28 (5,645 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

Post it on your local Craigslist or something. You might make a bit of money. Kinda sad to see bits of hardware go to waste. Smiley Sad
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Registered: ‎04-27-2011
Location: Ny
Message 24 of 28 (5,637 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

Thank you all for the suggestions I will see what I can do. Something is better than nothing.
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Location: Russian Federation
Message 25 of 28 (4,751 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

Hello! I have thinkpad x120e and get same error (few beeps), problem was found and resolve:

After opening and eject all modules system doesnt start, but then i found that keyboard small flex cable was not insert properly. After inserting that system started OK. Please verify that your keyboard flex cable inserted good.

This might call problem via breaking laptop "by road" Smiley Happy Love IBM Lenovo)))

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Registered: ‎05-12-2010
Location: Singapore
Message 26 of 28 (3,733 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

I just got this error after opening up my W530 and repasting it. Reading the earlier posts in the thread freaked me out, especially after I had previously tried to boot the laptop before assembling the keyboard bezel and everything worked fine!

I thought I broke something putting the pieces back together, but it turned out just to be the small plastic flex cable not being inserted properly (as init_ posted about above).

Just had to sign in to allay any possible unwanted fears!
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Registered: ‎04-22-2014
Message 27 of 28 (3,575 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

This is a old topic but I had the 1-3-3-1 beep error I figured it out and wanted to post the solution I found a computer from the garbage and it does the 1 beep then 3 beeps then another 3 beeps and 1 beep.. I had 3 RAM Sticks installed in it, one of them wasn't plugged in all the way (you have to squeeze it very hard dont be gentle keep squeezing until the plastics on the sides close in on their own and make a noise then you know you have it installed correctly you have to be rough with it.. )

I still had it beeping after that turned out all the RAM Sticks were incompletable RAM Sticks I think we all know RAM Sticks never break who knows why they made memtest86 **bleep** is useless it doesn't break. I got memory sticks and never broke.

Anyways as long as you have 1 compatible RAM stick it won't do the beeps anymore.

It has nothing to do with the CMOS Battery or whatever stuff people make up.

It just means there is NO RAM in the computer.
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Location: PL
Message 28 of 28 (72 Views)

Re: Thinkpad T400 won't start just beep 1-3-3-1

TL;DR it has to be 2R RAM.

 

Hi guys. T400 here. It's a RAM thing.

 

I had:

2x HMT125S6TFR8C-G7 which is DDR3 2GB 1066MHz 1.5V CL7 2R

 

Upgraded to:

2x KTH-X3CL/4G             which is DDR3 4GB 1600MHz 1.35V CL11 1R

 

Put back the old RAM and everything works fine.

 

It's a "R" thing. More about that was written here by Tasurinchi. 

 

 

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