Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:37 AM
bought laptop (compaq presario R3000) off ebay bout 6 months ago, computer is now, allegedly, 18months old. works well, no problems except:
every now and then, computer makes three short beeps. this is when it is already powered up, logged on, working fine. it doesnt stop me doing anything, and can seemingly happen at any time. it doesnt happen often (certainly not every time its on) and has prob happened 20 times or so since ive had it (and its powered on A LOT!). come to think of it, it MAY only happen when im online, but as im online most of the time, i cant remember it happening when im not.
i wouldnt worry but i use the laptop to record audio and dont want it ruining any takes at some point in the future (it hasnt so far....touch wood). ive read that motherboards sometimes beep three times to indicate memory (RAM) problems, with the seating, or just bad RAM - but everything ive read says these beeps happen on startup. my startup is fine. i know the previous user did put extra 256mb RAM in, to make total 778mb.