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I dropped my laptop about 16 inches onto hardwood floor.....When I turn it on, it makes 3 beeps over and over. The power on light will flash 4 times, over and over. The screen only makes a flash for a milisecond just as it tries to start.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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First step would be to reseat the memory, 3 beeps is an error letting you know the computer is not reading the presence of the installed ram. reseat it and let us know.

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Screen flash can be another indication of no memory detected.


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Thank you for your response! I waited for lap top to cool. took out batt., opened up memory and removed the 512 mb memory and reinstalled it. Powered it change.

A couple of other observations I made were....the lap top had been on lights flashing the sequence over and over with no screen response for a half hour or so and it was warm. Not unusually hot or anything, but "normally warm" to the touch. I had tried to reset the pram in past attempts and at start up you can hear the hardrive (?) "spin" Like I had a cd in it or something. There is no cd in the cd player but you can definitly hear a SWOOOOSH start-up. I assume the hardrive is working.....rrright?

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I did as you difference what can I try or look into now?


Open it and look for disconnected cables or loose parts.

Good Luck,




1 beep = no RAM installed

2 beeps = incompatible RAM types

3 beeps = no good banks

4 beeps = no good boot images in the boot ROM (and/or bad sys config block)

5 beeps = processor is not usable

''' In addition to the beeps, on some computers the power LED will flash a corresponding number of times plus one. The LED will repeat the sequence after approximately a 5-second pause. The tones are only played once.



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