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Thinkpad T21 beep codes help

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The beep is: 3 short, 3 short, 1 short.
One day it works, others it doesn't get to BIOS and beeps. Always the same beep sequence. I searched for a while, can't find what the beeps mean.
Anyone have an idea?
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This is all I could come up with at this time. It doesn't match your type but I thought you could bookmark it for future reference or something. Your user guide should have a troubleshooting section that lists error codes. Did you check there?

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Continuous beeping - System board failure

One beep - Unreadable, blank or flashing LCD
LCD connector problem; LCD backlight
inverter failure; video adapter faulty; LCD assembly faulty;
System board failure; power supply failure

One beep; Message "Unable to access boot source" - Boot device failure;
system board failure

One long, two short beeps - System board failure; Video adapter problem;
LCD assembly failure

One long, four short beeps - Low battery voltage

One beep every second - Low battery voltage

Two short beeps with error codes - POST error message

Two short beeps - System board failure
Source

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This is a link to the maintenace manual for that T21. Check out page 59 of the document (or page 53 of the actual manual) it has a list of error beep codes. Three short beeps, a pause, three short beeps, and one short beep is listed as a DIMM issue or System Board.

Here is the link:
Maintenance Manual PDF
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I saw that link, but it doesn't have the sequence I'm getting. And I don't have a manual.
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Ok, I found the manual online, here it is if anyone happens to run into the same problem: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/si...id=MIGR-4K7KB7

Memory or motherboard failure. I guess it's about time for it to die.
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