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Message 11 of 27 (7,296 Views)

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

It is, except the CTO means that it could have an ATI display adapter or an Intel display adapter.
W520: 2720QM, Q2000M at 1082/1376, 32GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
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Message 12 of 27 (7,285 Views)

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

So may I know any solution for this problem???

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Message 13 of 27 (7,274 Views)

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

Has anybody same issue??? 1-3-3-1 beep, no boot!!!
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Message 14 of 27 (7,261 Views)

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

the system board cost only $623 at Lenovo.com!!!!
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Message 15 of 27 (7,259 Views)

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

It'll probably be cheaper off eBay or something.
W520: 2720QM, Q2000M at 1082/1376, 32GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 160GB HDD, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Message 16 of 27 (7,245 Views)

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

eBay's MOBO are from Hong Kong for $150. should I trust them??
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Message 17 of 27 (7,239 Views)

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

look at the buyer's feedback, then you would know the past transactions and how people rate their services/products.

For a refurbished intel gpu T400 motherboard, 150 to 200 dollars are about the right price, since they are now 2 generations old.
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Jin Li

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Message 18 of 27 (7,209 Views)

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

So much trouble.. within just 18 months..

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Message 19 of 27 (7,205 Views)

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

It appears that this is an issue with the firmware revision that you are running, you will need to remove the CMOS battery to clear the BIOS. After doing that you should be able to boot the system and update the firmware.

 

http://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2009/02/23/and-the-lenovo-t400-said-beepbeep-beep-beepbeep-bee...

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Message 20 of 27 (7,117 Views)

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

 

1. Removed battery and AC adaptor waited few minutes put it back - same problem

2. Removed CMOS battery. DIMM cards waited for ten minutes replaced - same problem

 

tried with swapping  DIMM cards - when I put only one card on top slot it says put the card on zero "bottom" position. After placing the Mem card on the bottom slot no thing happens. It beeps again and does not boot up.

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