01-06-2012 05:44 PM
i own a thinkpad t60 with ATI radeon x1300 graphics card. I read through your complete "T61p exhibiting 1 long and 2 short beep and black screen" thread and I have the same beep problem with my t60. Let me briefly explain you how the beeps occur in my system:
My t60 had this problem after I initally formatted my system and this 1 long and 2 short beeps used started occuring. But the strangest fact is that after those beeps and blank screen, the power light in the indicator light group is on along with battery and ac power lights. But then when I repeatedly switched on and off the system, the sequence of beeps dont occur all the time. Then I completely switched off the system and when I booted the next times I started pressing the ESC keys after pressing the on button. Most of the times ( 8 out of 10 times), the first 4 times it produced the same beep codes but after the 5th time, the system turns on. All those 5 times, I kept on pressing the ESC key once I powered on the system.
Also, every time I'd a chance I did run the pc doctor to find any pro blem with the board or video card, but every time it turned out to be fine. So now,every time I turn my system off or use a stanby/hibernate whichever turns the screeen off, on immediate reboot it comes out blank but with the power indicator light on.
Here by I also list any changes that I'd made:
1. I reformatted the system and only then this started to occur.
2. after reformatting lsat time, I forgot to change the boot sequence but now I;d fixed that by pressing F9 under startup in bios.
3. I'd also once replaced my RAM with a different one (have 4gb now, but I suppose t60 can support a max of 3gb). WIll this be a problem?
4. And in the recent times due to the ati3duag.dll BSOD has occured. Any idea what this error might be due to?
5. Due to all these uncertainities, I havent updated tot he latest ATI driver which is 8.593 * and I still have the 8.293* . Will updating to the new one be a problem?
I appreciate any help or guidance you can give me in this matter and I badly need to fix it for my projects.
01-06-2012 07:55 PM
09-09-2012 11:53 PM
i have Thinkpad T60 2007 and experiencing exactly the same symptoms: blank screen when booting and playing with esc key seems to help. And sometimes i get these 1 long and 2 sort beeps.
I removed the hard drive and performed memtest with 1 memory module installed, no errors were found.
So when googling around there were mostly mentioned faulty GPUs, mine is ATI Mobility Radeon X1300.
But i'm not sure.
Any other solutions/sugestions? I don't want to think of buying a new Laptop yet, this is one really good laptop
09-10-2012 03:14 PM
Unlike the T61 series with nVidia gpu where they commonly fail with internal GPU faults, the ATI GPU failure is sometimes due to the solder connections under the chip. This can sometimes be fixed, but used T60 boards are commonly available at a good price. If you need one you could message member ajkula66 here in the forum, I believe he has a few of them he'd be willing to share at a very reasonable price, or If you're interested in upgrading to a T60p board with FireGL graphics, I'd be glad to help, but because of your location you may want to check local sources to avoid international shipping fees.