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One system beep on start up and beyond!

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#1 JannEd


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

Acer Aspire 5315. Vista Home Basic. I know, this laptop is old but my daughter loves it. I need to get all her stuff off it. The deal is this: she has had to use two external fans for a couple of years, one behind and a cool fan on the bottom. When it got hot, it just stopped, which is what we all expect. Now, I can turn it on, get one beep, it boots up, continues one beep (those are short beeps). Everything boots up and I can click on what I want for awhile, still with the beeps, then it shuts down. I tried to see if I could find a list for this system but most of them are no help. What I think is happening is either the cmos battery is dead or the fan quit. I have a few batteries in my stuff and a few fans that may fit here, but I need to have some input before I take this one apart. Any ideas? Hi guys whom I know!! Been awhile but then that is a good thing. No major problems until now. Jann

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

Edited by anyrepli, 26 April 2013 - 08:48 PM.

#3 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:03 AM

Hi JannEd


First try cleaning your RAM. Take out the RAM from slot and use a rubber to clean it's contacts. Refer this http://h0w2.blogspot.in/2011/05/trick-to-clean-pins-of-physical-memory.html


If you have more than one RAM module clean both and only re seat one at a time. This will isolate the faulty RAM.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:14 PM

There is a old technique which was implemented by Bell Labs decades ago, but is still applicable in situations like this.


Rather than use a eraser (rubber) pull all of the modules and reinsert one module several times in the socket.  This cleans the surface of both the module and the socket.  Do this with the other modules and sockets.  If this doesn't resolve the issue try one module at a time in each of the sockets.

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