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Sony Via fe41z -three bips and lights nothing in the screen or no disk spinning !!

Posted by: David D.      10 Dec 2011 @ 17:47
Sony Via fe41z -three bips and lights nothing in the screen or no disk spinning !!

When I power the laptop I get the following:
-three bips and lights on (num locks and cap locks)nothing in the screen or no disk spinning !! Nothing else happening!!

Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      10 Dec 2011 @ 17:55
RE: Sony Via fe41z -three bips and lights nothing in the screen or no disk spinning !!

At a guess, it is memory failure. If you are lucky, it will be a failed RAM chip which can be replaced fairly easily and cheaply. If you are not, it will be the memory slot on the motherboard - major job and not cheap.

Call an expert

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Reply by: David D.      10 Dec 2011 @ 20:27
RE: Sony Via fe41z -three bips and lights nothing in the screen or no disk spinning !!

Hi Alan, thanks for your reply - definitely not the memory - I have try a new one no change!!! Is there a fuse anywhere in the main board? I can hear the fan and main board is okay, I can see he lights !!

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      10 Dec 2011 @ 23:24
RE: Sony Via fe41z -three bips and lights nothing in the screen or no disk spinning !!

The three bips are probably a code ("beep code") indicating the failure mode. This web site http://www.biosbeeps.com/sony-vaio-bios-beep-codes.html suggests what different beep codes mean. The only three beep code (one long, two short) indicates a video controller failure.

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