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08-01-2010

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-01, 2:11 AM

hi,MARK:

 

 after a 1 long and 2 short beep symptom,my t61p stop work ,

my T61P serial number is 6459CTO,XXXXXXXXXcan you help me?

 

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08-02-2010

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-02, 11:24 AM

Hi,

 

Poland is affected by this problem, too ...

 

6457-7XG, L3H-xxxx

 

hope, lenovo in Poland will take care of this (machine still under warranty till 12.2010)

BTW - my HDD is password protected (bios setting). I tried to unlock it in Dell E630 - unfortunately without success. Do you know, if i'll be able to unlock my drive on other T61P ? It's critically important for me....

 

Best regards

 

Mati.

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12-20-2008

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-02, 11:56 AM

 


wrote:

Hi,

 

Poland is affected by this problem, too ...

 

6457-7XG, L3H-xxxx

 

hope, lenovo in Poland will take care of this (machine still under warranty till 12.2010)

BTW - my HDD is password protected (bios setting). I tried to unlock it in Dell E630 - unfortunately without success. Do you know, if i'll be able to unlock my drive on other T61P ? It's critically important for me....

 

Best regards

 

Mati.


Yes you would be able to remove the hdd password in another T61p.

 

Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-02, 13:29 PM

heh,

 

I just heated-up my lappy in laptop-bag for 50 mins, and it works again :) So unlocked HDD, now making fresh backup.

 

Anyway I'll bring my TP to servicecenter, just in case ...

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08-05-2010

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-05, 7:24 AM

 

I think I'm getting the same thing - 1 long and 2 short beeps on startup, no display. My machine's out of warranty, bought in May 2008. 

 

I called up the Philippine Lenovo service center and they're giving me the "out of warranty" line, but I'm going to bring it in Monday and have it checked out. The rep says that if it's the board, it's going to be around 700 USD. 

 

Quick question: I found two planar FRU numbers at lenovo.com for my laptop: 

 

Mfg part # FRU# Description Serviceable?

42W3420 44C3931 PLANAR FRU YES

44C3930 44C3931 PLANAR FRU YES

 

How would I check which Planar FRU is actually installed? Is either 42W3420 or 44C3930 part of the affected batches? 

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-05, 8:10 AM

 


wrote:

 

I think I'm getting the same thing - 1 long and 2 short beeps on startup, no display. My machine's out of warranty, bought in May 2008. 

 

I called up the Philippine Lenovo service center and they're giving me the "out of warranty" line, but I'm going to bring it in Monday and have it checked out. The rep says that if it's the board, it's going to be around 700 USD. 

 

Quick question: I found two planar FRU numbers at lenovo.com for my laptop: 

 

Mfg part # FRU# Description Serviceable?

42W3420 44C3931 PLANAR FRU YES

44C3930 44C3931 PLANAR FRU YES

 

How would I check which Planar FRU is actually installed? Is either 42W3420 or 44C3930 part of the affected batches? 


this problem should be repaired under warranty. Lenovo never publicly gave a cut off date, so just call up again and request the free service. 

 

Regards,

Jin Li

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-06, 8:11 AM

@ganz

go to lenovo warranty check

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=look-warnty

enter yours s/n and you'll become info about warranty. Below is link available with all part-no assigned to your system. There'll be your mainboard, too. Or just look at sticker near battery pack.

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-06, 21:17 PM

ganz,

 

The FRU# is what is important in this case, and both numbers resolve to the common FRU 44C3931.

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

 

 

 

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08-08-2010

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-08, 15:11 PM

Hi,

I have a T61p that's getting the garbled display on both external display and LCD.

Could this be cause by the GPU overheating? Can I get the Systemboard replace for free?

 

I took it to a repair shop and was told it's the Graphic card/chip that's causing the problem and the systemboard need to be replace.  It would cost around $500.

 

System is out of warranty since 9-8-2008

 

Model - 6459-CTO

SN#- xXXXXX

 

If I can not get the Systemboard replace for free, can I buy the extended warranty and get the repair though the extended warranty. (41C9278, 41C9279)

 

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Lenovo agree to replace the systemboard for free

=======================================

 

 

 

 

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08-11-2010

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Re: T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen

2010-08-11, 16:50 PM

Thank you for all the helpful suggestions in this post. Just want to share my experience here.

 

This morning when I powered on my T61p, it had black screen, a long beep and two short beeps. I bought this laptop back in 2007 for $1000+. It never gave me any problems. I opened my laptop hoping something was loose. None. Although my warrenty expired in 2008, I decided to call customer service anyways just to see what options I have. The guy told me they could fix it for free since it's a common issue. They are going to mail a package to me so I can mail my laptop for them to fix.

 

The number I called was: 800-426-7378. After several menus, dial 2 for out of warranty repairs.

 

 

 

 

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