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02-Jan-2009, 06:12 PM #1
Question My IBM laptop screen won't turn on???
I have a older Imb laptop modle T23 computer and when I shut it down rather then using standby it takes several times trying to get it to come back on. I press the little round on/off button and the (z) button lights up and I hear the fan turn on and all of a sudden a series of beeps, and the screen won't turn on. The beeping is like 8 beeps, then stops but still nothing come up on the screen. Completely black! So i turn off the computer again, and turn on same thing. I continue doing this like 30+ times sometimes more sometimes less, then finally the beeps dont start and the screen is working. So needless to say its still working in the mean time, but its just such a pain if I shut it down. Does anyone know what may be causeing this and how I may be able to fix this problem. For now I am just going to continue using standby but when I have updates sometimes i need to shut down...Well hope you can help me! Thanks in advance! ~Nicole
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02-Jan-2009, 06:26 PM #2
Hi Nicole, and welcome to TSG.

Does the beeping pattern match any of the patterns described here:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=MIGR-4K7KB7
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02-Jan-2009, 06:38 PM #3
Thanks for the qucik response!!
I am pretty certain this sounds like it: One short beep, pause, three short beeps, pause, three more short beeps, and one short beep. In which it states on that website its,
  1. DIMM.
  2. System board
I am not sure what that means though? Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks for all your help!
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02-Jan-2009, 07:08 PM #4
According to the IBM site, the most likely problem is a failure of a Memory Module (DIMM) and the other less likely cause is a failure of the system board, which I would guess to mean the motherboard. In the first case replacing the plug-in memory expansion module might cure the problem. In the second case it may not be economical to repair or replace the motherboard.
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