Packard Bell Laptop 2 beeps, no screen :S

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  1. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I have a packard bell laptop (year 2009, SNID : 91101474149). When i push power button, bios emits two short beeps. I've no display on the screen (it's off), the DVD player seems to work because i feel he is trying to boot a cd ...

    I try a clear cmos by removing the cmos battery all-night, remove RAM, remove wifi card, HDD, but no success ... I have the same result : 2 beeps ...

    It seems my motherboard has no cmos jumpers.


    Sorry for my english :)

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Have you tried pressing the <F2> key?

    2 beeps usually means an unspecified error, and the error is displayed on the screen.

    If that doesn't work, you might have bad RAM.
     
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  3. AlexAlba

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    Sounds like a RAM problem.... :g:
     
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  4. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    I already tried F2 key, no error is displayed on the screen.


    I will test a new RAM module tomorrow.
     
  5. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    I tested saturday with new RAM modules, still the same problems....
    Maybe the bios is corrupted?
     
  6. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    Make and model of your Laptop please? Can only determine beep codes once I know your BIOS.
     
  7. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    Sorry,

    Packard Bell EasyNote SL51, for the bios, i don't know, it's not my laptop. A friend gave it to me for repair it if possible. I think but i'm not sure, it's Phoenix or Packard Bell
     
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  9. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    Thanks but I already looked this page and if you see post #4, I test new RAM modules and I have the same problem.
    Maybe that comes from connectors, but it would be surprising :D
     
  10. QuantumBug

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    #10 QuantumBug, Feb 20, 2013
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    Do you even get video? I guess not. Then I'd say it's either the memory, video or an unknown POST error.

    Take out the battery and power cord, hold the power button for 30-40 seconds then plug in just the power cord and power on.

    Also, leaving the battery out all night will not clear the CMOS. That's what a CMOS battery is for. The above trick should clear it for you.
     
  11. supaduper

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    #11 supaduper, Feb 20, 2013
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    From my knowledege of PBells easynotes the have a known issue with the power modules they are seperate from the motherboard and I have personally seen this problem on other easynotes so I would guess you have a bad internal power board its complete strip down to replace.
    Also if the RAM or ramports are bad you need to check with a known working Ram module to eliminate one or other, cos the PB will not POST and give you a false Diagnosis
     
  12. Fred433

    Fred433 MDL Novice

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    #12 Fred433, Feb 20, 2013
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    I've no display on the screen (seems to be off) ...

    I already tried your method before created this thread :)

    In my first post, I explained that I've removed the CMOS battery, not the battery. I think you do not understand my first post ;) Maybe it's my fault ...

    @supaduper :
    I already tested with new working RAM modules (see post #9).
     
  13. supaduper

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    I will say your power module is faulty then
     
  14. QuantumBug

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    Why don't you take the Laptop to get an evaluation then write back here.

    When I was younger I'd pay to get my broken laptops & computers evaluated then repair it myself, because it wasn't too expensive :D