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Beep and No beep symptoms - ThinkPad T500, W500

Beep Symptoms
Symptom or errorFRU or action, in sequence
One beep and a blank, unreadable, or flashing LCD.
  1. Reseat the LCD connector.
  2. LCD assembly.
  3. External CRT.
  4. System board
One long and two short beeps, and a blank or unreadable LCD.
  1. System board.
  2. LCD assembly.
  3. DIMM.
Two short beeps with error codes.Click here to diagnose the error code
Two short beeps and a blank screen.
  1. System board.
  2. DIMM.
Three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.
  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep.
  1. DIMM.
  2. System board.
Only the cursor appears.
  • Reinstall the operating system.
Four cycles of four short beeps and a blank screen.
  • System board (security chip)
Five short beeps and a blank screen.
  • System board
 
No beep symptoms
Symptom or errorFRU or action, in sequence
No beep, power-on indicator on, LCD blank, and no POST.
  1. Make sure that every connector is connected tightly and correctly.
  2. DIMM.
  3. System board.
No beep, power-on indicator on, and LCD blank during POST.
  1. Reseat DIMM.
  2. System board.
The power-on password prompt appears.
  • A power-on password or a supervisor password is set. Type the password and press Enter.
The hard drive password prompt appears.
  • A hard drive password is set. Type the password and press Enter.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-73920
  • Document ID: HT005215
  • Last Updated :17-06-14
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