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    Post Troubleshoot Laptop Hardware Problems

    I across this excellant guide for troubleshooting hardware problems.

    Laptops and notebook computers often require much more attention when the user decides to troubleshoot specific hardware problems. Because of this, very few people actually manage to get to the stage of disassembling the laptop to search for potential sources of hardware failures. This two-part guide covers some of the most common issues that your laptop might suffer from along with tips on how to diagnose and fix them.

    The main main focus of this guide is on the technical hardware side. It does not recite the overused software clichés of getting rid of malware and spyware, doing an antivirus check, defragmenting, and so forth. Rather, it tells you what you should do when your laptop doesn't power on, beeps like there's no tomorrow, runs without displaying anything on the screen, overheats due to inadequate cooling, etc.

    Full read: Troubleshooting Laptop Hardware Problems

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    Nice find Andy, I'v passed this onto my son who is having problems with one of his lap tops

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    Found this in WinVistaClub, hence decided to post here

    Computer Beep Codes and Description of Problems.

    No Beeps : Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
    One Beep : Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
    Two Beeps : POST/CMOS Error
    One Long Beep, One Short Beep : Motherboard Problem
    One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps : Video Problem
    One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps : Video Problem
    Three Long Beeps : Keyboard Error
    Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps : CPU Overheating
    Repeated Long Beeps : Memory Error.

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    Nice find Andy, thnx for sharing it...

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    Thanks!!!

    Saved to PDF for future reference.

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    Cool. Moved from Desktops to Laptops a couple months ago, and I'll agree, laptops can be tricky fooling with

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    I dont think about, I used a dell laptop for 3years ago. I like it .

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