Laptop beeping at start up

  nikki2007 20:17 30 Sep 2009
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Hi
I have an hp pavillion tx1000 laptop. It is making a loud beeping alarm sound at start up.
It is booting up to a certain point then just cuts out. It makes no difference whether it's operating on battery or mains.
Any help appreciated

  MAT ALAN 20:17 30 Sep 2009

how many beeps, are they long,short, long and short...
whatever series of BIOS beeps it is should help determine the error...

  nikki2007 20:28 30 Sep 2009

They are uitenhage long beeps and continuous like an alarm

  nikki2007 20:39 30 Sep 2009

Usually*

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:55 30 Sep 2009

REmove and refit the RAM modules

  MAT ALAN 21:01 30 Sep 2009

suggests a memory module or possibly mobo error

  woodchip 22:45 30 Sep 2009

It sounds like the Laptop BIOS alarm that its overheating, and shutting the CPU down. Blocked with muck and dust from using on soft surfaces and a year or so old. Thats my guess

  nikki2007 20:16 01 Oct 2009

I took out the ram and replaced it. Got dust out of places I could get to. Now when I start it. There are 4 bleeps, the on light flashes and have a black blank screen until I power it off.
Any ideas?
Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:08 01 Oct 2009

Beep codes
click here
Ami 4 short beeps
click here

  woodchip 21:10 01 Oct 2009

refit the ram

  nikki2007 21:04 03 Oct 2009

I have removed and replaced the ram. Still getting 4 even paced beeps and nothing on screen

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