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Registered: ‎01-02-2010
Location: Katy
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T61P - System dont bootup - Two short beeps one long beep

I have a Lenovo t61p. I turned off my machine one night and tried to switch backup the next morning..and nothing. All I hear(d) is two short beeps one long beep and the system wont bootup. Added to my luck my warranty ran out too since I bought this system in Nov-2007. I am not sure what to do right now, cant afford another machine since I already pooled $1700 for this one and not sure what the path ahead is? Any one out here who managed to solve this problem?? I heard a lot of it has to do with the faulty GPU thats soldered to the motherboard...any luck solving this problem?



My machine specs are below:


Serial Number: *

            42V8191   SBBB INTEL CORE 2 DUO T7500                 42V8011   VBB MS WIN VISTA HOME PREMIUM                 42X1954   SBB MSWVISHMPRM64 US ENGLISH                 42V8285   SBB 14.1 SXGA+ TFT                 42X0811   SBB NVID Q FX 570M W/-WWAN                 41W2063   VBB 2GB PC2-5300 667MHZ 2DIMM                 42V8195   SBB KEYBOARD US ENGLISH                 42V8294   SBB UN(TRACKPOINT+TOUCHPAD)                 42V8166   SBB 160GB HDD,5400RPM                 42V8172   SBB DVD REC.8XMAXDUAL LAY UB-S                 42X0805   VBB PC CARDSLOT EX CARDSLOT                 42V8177   SBB INT.WIRE.WIFI/LINK4965AGN                 62P6054   VBB INTEGR.BLUETOOTH PAN                 39T4822   VBB WWAN                 42V9332   SBB WAN:VERIZONSIERRACDMA2000                 39T6651   SBB 9 CELL LI-ION BATTERY                 39T6442   SBB COUNTRY PACK NORTH AMERICA                 42X1524   SBB LP-US ENGLISH


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

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Re: T61P - System dont bootup - Two short beeps one long beep

try to purchase the post warranty service agreement and use that to get the laptop serviced. 


P.S. provided this problem is not caused by you dropping the laptop or spilling liquids on it. 


Jin Li

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

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Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎03-16-2010
Location: United States
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Re: T61P - System dont bootup - Two short beeps one long beep

hi i think i asked in another post as well but where would i go to get more information about a post warrenty service agreement and also


i found a temporary fix where i turned the computer on, put it on top of a pillow (basically i was trying to overheat the system) turned the computer off, turned it on again after it had cooled back down and it worked!  I'm not sure how long it'll work for but I was able to at least save all of my work so hopefully it's a helpful temporary solution. 

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