POST beeps

  keverne 20:54 14 Aug 2005
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I've got a Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop here that is refusing to bootup. Nothing on the screen but it gives out two short and one long beeps.
Any idea what this means?

  Graham ® 21:00 14 Aug 2005

Beeps click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:08 14 Aug 2005

Video error

Try reseating the grahics card it may have starte to work out of its slot.

  woodchip 21:27 14 Aug 2005

Graphics or Memory, You cannot do anything about Graphics but you can check the memory

  Quiller. 21:28 14 Aug 2005

May be a little difficult re-seating the graphics card. click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:31 14 Aug 2005

Sorry my mistake if it is award BIOS andthis indicates a video error something you can do nothing about in a laptop.

  Stuartli 21:32 14 Aug 2005

Also a list of beeps error messages depending on Bios brand here:

click here

Video beeps are usually around eight short and one long.

  Stuartli 21:37 14 Aug 2005

I have an AMI bios - Award is one long and two or three short beeps.

  Stuartli 21:46 14 Aug 2005

It may be possible to replace or update the graphics card as a description of your laptop I've found reads:

"The Tecra S1, which weighs 6.1 pounds in its base configuration, comes with a 1.4-GHz Pentium M processor, a 15-inch display, a 30GB hard drive, 256MB of DDR memory, an ATI Technologies Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics card with 32MB of video memory and a DVD-ROM drive."

  Stuartli 21:51 14 Aug 2005

My son recently had his Dell laptop's faulty screen repaired - a higher resolution screen was fitted and the CPU changed from the original Pentium to the M type.

  Quiller. 22:07 14 Aug 2005

From the S1 manual.

2 beeps for slot A memory

3 beeps for slot B memory

2 beeps and the 3 beeps for slot A and slot B memory.

Have you taken out the memory to check it?

section 9-22 click here

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