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Windows 7: One long beep then two short, no display shown

07 Mar 2011   #1
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
One long beep then two short, no display shown

Guys,

I have a Sony VGN-FZ21E the laptop shows no display when turned on and give one long beep and then two short beeps. I've tried connecting a external display but this also shows no picture.

I've changed the RAM and the HHD but the beep still continue, with no display showing.

How do I fix this problem?


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07 Mar 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Those beeps are your BIOS "telling" you something is wrong. In order to work out what it is trying to say, we need to know what BIOS you are running. When your PC boots, it shows a black screen with writing.....something like AWARD BIOS Ver 1.021.

Can you tell us what yours says? Once we know, we can work out what the beeps mean.

Regards,
Golden
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07 Mar 2011   #3
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Those beeps are your BIOS "telling" you soemthing is wrong. In order to work out what it is trying to say, we need to know what BIOS you are running. When your PC boots, it shows a black screen with writing.....soemthing like AWARD BIOS Ver 1.021.

Can you tell us what yours says?

Regards,
Golden
There is no display shown, I've even connected a external monitor which shows connected but both displays have no picture.
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07 Mar 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmm....you should definately be getting the BIOS POST message....that points to an unseated graphics card possibly. You said you replaced the hard disk....is there a chance you unseated the graphics card by accident?

Regards,
Golden
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07 Mar 2011   #5
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Mmm....you should definately be getting the BIOS POST message....that points to an unseated graphics card possibly. You said you replaced the hard disk....is there a chance you unseated the graphics card by accident?

Regards,
Golden
The problem started and there after I replaced the hard drive but the beep still contuined with no display, I then knew the HDD was not the issue therefore replaced the RAM still had the beeps and no displays. So I guess the HDD and RAM are no issue...

Is there here that Sony VAIO Notebook BIOS Beep Codes 1 long and 2 short beep mean (Video Controller Failure or faulty add-on card).

Could this be it? If so how do I repair the problem?

Thanks
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07 Mar 2011   #6
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yes, that could be the issue, especially since you do not see the post screen at bootup.

Check to see that the card is still seated/connected properly. I've never looked inside a laptop before : how does it get its power? Is there a power lead/wire?
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07 Mar 2011   #7
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yes, that could be the issue, especially since you do not see the post screen at bootup.

Check to see that the card is still seated/connected properly. I've never looked inside a laptop before : how does it get its power? Is there a power lead/wire?
I've open the laptop up, all the laptop parts are on a on board circuit board. I've circle in red what I THINK is the graphics card.
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07 Mar 2011   #8
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

If its still under warranty, send it to be fixed.

But, i would highly assume that the GPU is soldered onto the board meaning you will probably need to buy a new laptop or find another Sony laptop that is identical and swap the boards over.

Lucky
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07 Mar 2011   #9
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
If its still under warranty, send it to be fixed.

But, i would highly assume that the GPU is soldered onto the board meaning you will probably need to buy a new laptop or find another Sony laptop that is identical and swap the boards over.

Lucky
So I guess there is no possible way of fixing this problem as the warranty is over due.
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07 Mar 2011   #10
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Music46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
If its still under warranty, send it to be fixed.

But, i would highly assume that the GPU is soldered onto the board meaning you will probably need to buy a new laptop or find another Sony laptop that is identical and swap the boards over.

Lucky
So I guess there is no possible way of fixing this problem as the warranty is over due.
I am afraid so, unless like i said, you get another Sony laptop that is identical to yours (best place i would say is Ebay).

This is the downside of laptops, there are some i believe you can change the GPU but don't hold me to that.

But either way, thats the hit of it.

Lucky
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