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08-18-2009

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Re: T61p beeps 1 long and 2 shorts with a blank screen when booting

2010-01-12, 4:44 AM

hello who ever can solve this mass

 

I have a t61p and just few hours ago I opened my laptop while it was in sleep mode and it did not respond

 

So I tried reboot and same situation just happened, beeps 1 long and 2 shorts with a blank screen. OMG

 

I saw lots of people has the same experience and it seems there is no good solution such as recall

 

I am really pissed!!

 

MARK? what should I do? I bought my laptop on 12/2007 so there is no warranty, however it seems like there is definately defect on t61p's system. Why people should spend money to fix this?

 

Please help on this!! I dont want to lose my data in my hard drive as well as my laptop!!

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11-19-2007

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Re: T61p beeps 1 long and 2 shorts with a blank screen when booting

2010-01-12, 13:51 PM

cinom0923,

 

Your data will be intact - no affect on the HDD.   I would suggest removing and re-installing memory one module at a time to rule that out as perhaps a less likely cause.  When starting the system with only 1 memory module, it must be in slot 0.

 

If not the memory, then it is most likely the video subsystem and the system board will need to be serviced.

 

Can you send me a private message with your model type and serial number from the bottom of your computer?

 

I'll see what can be done.

 

Obviously, any component in a computer can eventually fail, and discussions form and grow over time when there is a clear, common, visible symptom like this beep code.   As a matter of normal course, I would recommend all customers to consider extended warranties for their systems (any and all models) if they are still under warranty.   Extended warranties are a fairly economical way of adding several years of coverage, and allow Lenovo to continue to fully support and service the system.  If a unit is out of warranty, a post warranty maintenance agreement can be purchased that also provides coverage.  Click here for details on our service offerings.

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

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01-12-2010

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Re: T61p beeps 1 long and 2 shorts with a blank screen when booting

2010-01-12, 23:49 PM

Hi All,

 

I have a Thinkpad T60, Series 2008 B64.

 

I am having the same 1 long beep 2 short beep problem and assume it is a problem with my GPU.  My warranty is expired so calling wasn't helpful.  I tried asking for the replacement FRU number suggested by SmokeyBreeze in message 39 of this thread but was not told it.  I don't have much experience with these problems but I wouldn't mind trying to install a new GPU if I can find a replacement unit for a decent price.  Any thoughts?

 

Thanks.

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08-11-2009

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Re: T61p beeps 1 long and 2 shorts with a blank screen when booting

2010-01-13, 1:43 AM

chag -

 

If your T60 is like the T61/T61p, the GPU is an integral part of the system board.

 

Find your existing FRU either by looking on your own machine, or cross-referencing it here:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-66975.html

There are 3 system boards listed each have a different GPU and corresponding FRU:

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

ATI Mobility Fire GL V5250 256MB RAM

 

Then, do some Internet searching and you should find what you seek.

 

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06-23-2008

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Re: T61 One long beep, two short beeps...and dead

2010-01-26, 7:51 AM

 

This just happend to me for the first time as well, after using this laptop problem free for more than two years - and YES, the overheating method mentioned above actually worked to get the computer to start again.... WIERD!  I hope I won't have to do this every night =(

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12-20-2008

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Re: T61 One long beep, two short beeps...and dead

2010-01-26, 12:00 PM

Nvidia did pay a conciliatory fee for their mistakes (not enough to even cover their own faulty GPU_, but the laptop companies pick up all the bad press and fees for the repair (shipping, motherboard, labour costs, etc). So many companies (i.e. HP and Dell) try to ramp up the internal fan to hopefully cool it down enough to overcome their 3 year voluntary recall period liability. While other companies have not expressed any of their policies regarding the defective component. 

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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02-10-2010

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T61 can not boot up with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps

2010-02-10, 7:53 AM

I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my T61, when I press the power button, it sounds 1 long beep and 2 short beeps, and shows a black screen, 2 lights still on including the  pwr light. It seems it does not pass the POST. Someone said video card was out of order. Anybody know how to check it or how to find the part number.

 

type 7662cto, s/n *******

 

Thanks a lot!

 

Moderator edit: Masked serial number to prevent mis-use.

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04-05-2008

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Re: T61 can not boot up with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps

2010-02-10, 16:11 PM

You are another victim of VGA Card of  T61P; In this period time; there are a lot of people have the same problem:

 

You need to replce the mainboard...for fixing this problem.

 

I do not know, but I think Lenovo and NVIDIA shoud be responsible for this situation.

 

The victim will increase by the time:

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11-27-2007

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Re: T61 can not boot up with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps

2010-02-10, 20:52 PM

The beep code you describe points to the system board, display or RAM.

What happens if you remove your RAM? Do you get the same error code or a different one? If you have more than one stick of RAM installed try them individually.

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Re: T61 can not boot up with 1 long beep and 2 short beeps

2010-02-17, 19:38 PM

maybe. it's just been 2 years...Levono should recall them like toyota.... BTW, can I find any way to fix it? I spent $1200 two years ago. It should not die so early.

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