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qwertiley

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Hello, today I was over a friend's house with my laptop playing video games like usual. Computer worked fine there. When I arrived home, plugged it in, and booted I received the POST beeps signalling an overheat so I immediately shut it down and tried again. After receiving the beeps again I took the back panel off to check for dust and other problems. Upon looking I noticed on boot the CPU fan would start for a second after pushing the power button, but would stop after a second. I've had the laptop for two years.

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Motherboard: Clevo P150EM (Don't know if thats the actual name. Can't find MOBO name anywhere in manual or case)
Processor: Intel Core i7-3610QM
RAM: 2x 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 2Gb GDDR5
HDD: 750 GB 7200rpm Serial-ATA
PSU: FSP Group inc. 240V
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The problem might be either in the fan itself, or the cord bringing power. 


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   :welcome:    qwertiley

 

Was the notebook banged at all.

 

How many and what type of beeps as in one long and two short or continuous short beeps etc

 

Have you tried using battery power only and vice versa removing the battery and using only the AC adapter, if so what was the outcome in both instances please.


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It happens it continous short beeps lasting a second over and over again. I've tried both using the AC adapter and with battery alone. The laptop was not banged at all in travel. I was using it fine, packed it up, arrived home thirty minutes later, and thats when the problem started.
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Try removing and then reseating the Ram, video here

 

If the above does not resolve the issue the cooling fan needs to be checked out by a suitably qualified/competent person.


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I had already removed and reseated the RAM before, but this time I switched which slot each went into and the laptop turned on and has been functioning great for the past hour. Thank you a bunch for all your help!
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Glad you got it sorted and thanks for the follow up  :thumbsup:

 

You are welcome btw  :)


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