Can't startup and got BEEP

By cpkung
Aug 31, 2005
  1. I have a IBM R40 laptop(2682). Two days ago I found it crashed one hour after start so I have to enforce it to be turned off and restarted. Same thing happened again yesterday and this time I was not able to start my laptop again. The running light was still on but screen was all black after several beeps(I believe it's 1 long and 2 short). What's the problem? Is this a typical monitor or videocard problem? I didn't do data back-up yet and the only thing I can do is praying that it's not a possible damage to the harddrive. Any suggestion is really appreciated.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Typically 1 long and 2 short beeps = videocard failure.

    Time to have your laptop taken for repair, unless of course you can do the work yourself.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. cpkung

    cpkung TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks a bunch for help. Techspot is as great as I heard. :)
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