02-19-2009 01:09 PM
I have a Pavilion DV1610tn that just emits 4 beeps on power up. The 4 beeps are the same length. There is no display activity at all.
After the beeps all the blue lights of the power button and the power LED on the front flas on and off. I suspect it is a RAM issue but
have checked both 256Mb modules in another Laptop and that boots fine and runs windows with no issues.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am not worried about disassembly if necessary but wanted to see if any one alse had
any idea before I stripped it down.
02-19-2009 03:02 PM
02-20-2009 11:38 AM - edited 02-20-2009 11:48 AM
Have you already tried reseating the memory Module(s) ? That is a must do. IT only takes a small philips screwdriver and somem patience to open the memory module cover.
Here are two webpages with information on BIOS beep codes. The first one is from HP. The second one is from another forum. You are going to have to listen and count the beeps to make sense out of the message the BIOS is giving you.
02-21-2009 04:18 AM
Many thanks again for your continued support.
According to the HP help "Four series of beeps indicate a fatal error, a problem exists which prevents the computer from starting. "
So I guess the motherbaord has failed somehow. As I said I tried the 2 256Mb modules in another DV167ea Pavilion that I have and they worked fine in that machine. I also tried other known good RAM in the failing DV1610tn, all to no avail.
02-24-2009 04:03 AM
I tries reseating the memory and trying it another Laptop. Both memory modules OK in another laptop. I tried each module on its own in the DV1910TN as well.