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    Laptop Lenovo g550 gives sounds during work

    I have laptop Lenovo G550 since April 2010.

    The first problem I got was a couple of weeks ago, when laptop blocked for the first time, and i hade to move the batteri on oder to shut it down.
    After placing the batteri on its place, laptop wrnt on...

    I was told it was a sign that I must check ventilaror and even that I may have change it due overheating.

    Since yesteday there is another issue>> every now and then I hear sound of drivers, like as the alaptop is just turned on. Or when I use cd.

    What do these sounds mean?

    Is it high tim I wisited repair-service?

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    Ohoy,

    Welcome to the lounge as a poster.

    Are the sounds you are hearing just a beep or series of beeps? or are they more complex sounds?

    What I would suggest as a start is to:
    1. Disconnect your computer from any electrical source.
    2. Remove the battery.
    3. Use a vacuum cleaner with the crevice tool and clean all the grilled spaces on the computer including the USB ports or any dust or accumulated debris.
    4. Replace the battery making sure it is firmly seated and locked.
    5. Plug in the AC adapter and let sit overnight.
    6. Unplug the AC adapter and see if the computer starts up and runs w/o sounds.
    7. If the sounds persist, download BatteryBar {I'm assuming you're using Windows 7} and load it. It will show up on your Notification Area and you can place your cursor on it to obtain a bunch of information on the condition of your battery and see if it needs replacing.
    8. Turn off the computer.
    9. Disconnect the AC adapter.
    10. Remove the Battery.
    11. Reconnect the AC adapter.
    12. Start the PC and see if it runs with out making noises. If this works it probably is something wrong with the battery.

    Post back and let us know how you make out.
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    About beeps - just a couple.
    When I turn laptop on, it is "usual procedure" 4 beeps ina row, and after little pause another 2.

    Well, these sounds ar just like these two beeps, before system gets up.
    But after an hour or so of using laptop, it stops.

    Anyway, thanks, but I don't believe I would dare myself into adventure of tackling computer, since I am ignorant.
    I may take the laptop to some service and ask them to clean fan-area. An will write down step-by-step what you wrote, so that I leave an impression with them that I know what I need.

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    Ohoy,

    Normally, if a system beeps on boot up there is a problem with the motherboard. The beeps are used because the keyboard and/or video may not be working and this is a way for the system to inform you what is wrong. I'd go to the Lenovo web site and find the documentation for your machine it should give you the information to decode what the beeps are telling you and then you will know what to tell the tech.

    Good Luck.
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    Thanks again,
    So, two short bssps mean Parity Circuit Failure, that can be connected with motherboard (which is unlikely, since the system is working now) or with memory failure.
    I did not upgrade memory since installing.
    Anyways, checking fans is again first on the schedulle.

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    Ohoy,

    You are correct Parity if a Memory fault. You probably have a memory module that is getting ready to fail. Try running Memory Diagnostics. Or try this free tool.
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    I hate to mention this for someone afraid to touch their PC even to clean out the air vents, but.........

    I'd take out the RAM memory stick(s) and clean the edge connector with a rag soaked in Alcohol.
    When good and dry, replace the RAM and make sure they are locked down properly.

    That too, should be done, even by a reputable service center.

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