Acer Beeping on startup

  mooly 13:32 12 Apr 2009

A friend has an Acer 3690, which I haven't seen ?
She says it beeps four ? times on trying to boot up with just a blank screen. Switching off/on again and it will probably boot up OK into Windows HOWEVER the clock/date is then wrong (July 2005).
Any thoughts. Could this be a CMOS backup battery problem ?
This may happen a couple of time a day or not at all.
The laptop is only 18 months old.
Any thoughts. Would trying to enter the BIOS at startup prove anything.
If the RAM wasn't seated correctly would that cause anything like this ?

  grey george 16:17 12 Apr 2009

More info on beep codes here: click here

Check the acer support site for power on self test
(post) codes

  woodchip 17:08 12 Apr 2009

Faulty Memory or Graphics card try re-seating them

  mooly 17:40 12 Apr 2009

Thanks guys... the lappy is a couple of hundred miles away unfortunately. I'll report back hopefully.

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