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FrontierDK
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Registered: ‎08-26-2008
Location: Denmark
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Message 1 of 12

Beep code 3-1-4-3

Hi there fellow Lenovo-users Smiley Happy

 

I'm sitting here with a Lenovo T43 thinkpad which will occassionally boot, but other times, fail with POST BIOS beeps 3-1-4-3. I've been searching Google for quite some time, but I haven't been able to find out what the heck that specific code means.

 

Does anyome here have a clue?

wjli2
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Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

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Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

FrontierDK, welcome to the forum,

 

I also can't find that beep combination in the Maintainance Manuals. Normally when more beeps are involved it points to system board or memory.

My suggestion would be to start with the memory, firstly by re-seating it and then testing the stick(s) individually with Memtest86. You could also try PC-Doctor to test other components.

 

edit: added PC-D link

Message Edited by andyP on 08-26-2008 03:42 PM

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hamzaahmedzia
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008
Location: USA
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Message 4 of 12

Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

Hello,

 

I own a T43 which has the same problem of 3-1-4-3 beep code as FrontierDK. I found this link where you can check what this code means http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/mb/phnxbeep.htm. However, I'm unable to proceed with any kind of diagnostic tests. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

 

Thanks

hamzaahmedzia
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Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

Oh I forgot to give my 7 character model number of my T43. It is 1871-D33. I had no problems till last week when my laptop just refused to even turn on the LCD. I did not install memory or did any other hardware change. I need to get this thing up and running soon, so please help.

 

Thanks

astrostuart
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Registered: ‎02-21-2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Message 6 of 12

Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

My IBM Thinkpad T43p laptop has this same Beep code 3-1-4-3 but I cannot find any beep code guides that say what this is. The links here don't work.
toodvs4u
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Message 7 of 12

Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

I had the same problem with my T43. I googled my way to this forum. I tried the links and then somewhere got the notion that re-seating the memory would work. It did, but you need to do it to the ram UNDER the keyboard. Cross fingers but I have not had any problems since.

 

To get under the keyboard, find the manual here: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-39298.html

 

Hope this helps!

melanoma
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Message 8 of 12

Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

I have a similar problem, only i got the code 4-3-1-1 that i cant find anywhere! anybody know about it?
jaleo
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Registered: ‎04-13-2013
Location: Switzerland
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Message 9 of 12

Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

Hello toodvs4u!

 

Thanks for this hint! I had the same beep code 3-1-4-3 problem. Unscrewing one screw to remove the (somehow dusty) RAM block, cleaning the dust and reinserting the RAM again solved my problem!

 

Thanks again!

bobmbca
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Message 10 of 12

Re: Beep code 3-1-4-3

Hello fellow 3-1-4-3'ers, I had this problem. I read Jaleo's response (4-13-2013 above), he re-seated the memory and it solved his problem.  I re-seated the memory on my Lenovo ThinkPad model 8512 and restarted the computer - it booted correctly and the computer is now running fine. Thank you for the posts!! Bob 

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