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HI all, I wonder if you can help me at all. Today I changed the system battery to an Asus laptop, which had to be taken apart completely. I changed the battery and put it back together and everything was working ok. Now, when I switched it back on I heard 3 beeps (1 short and 2 long). I had a look online and apparently people say it is to signify a video problem. I have restarted the laptop a few times and only once I had a video problem, teh screen was flickering a bit near the 4 corners, that's it, after that the video seemed ok at every restart. After watching a couple of videos online I came to realize that my beeps are not as loud as they should be (take this video for the sake of argument http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atzg6oJtMpA here you definitely hear them whereas mine are barely audible, you have to be very close to the laptop to hear them). So now I wonder, is there a problem with my machine or not?!
thanks

Ah sorry, here's an update: if I restart the machine then I get the 3 beeps above, but if I switch it off and then on again I only get 2 short beeps

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My guess is that you didn't quite put it back together correctly. That said, if it works... :-) Anyway, dis-assembling laptops is not always a job for amateurs. I'm a professional, and sometimes they don't like to get back together like they should. :-) Then there is my grandson, who can take any bit of gear apart, reassemble it (often into something quite different), and it always works!

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Asus? Likely AMI BIOS, then. Here is a list of AMI beep codes: http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/amibeep.htm
1L2S is a vid BIOS problem, 2S is RAM. Hmmm. I'm going to guess that you disturbed your RAM block; that could be reflected in the video problem [video uses some RAM]. Open up, reseat your RAM. Ground your mitts to the chassis first, won't you? [a quick rub of your fingers on metal frame will suffice].

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I will take the ram out and put it back in then, but as I said, the beeps don't sound like real beeps, as mentioned, you can barely hear them if you get very close to the laptop itself, it's not like a distinctive beep like the one you can hear in the video I posted. If it was like that, I wouldn't have any doubt that something is wrong, but the beeps I hear, are weird...and then as said, the beeps change, if I restart the machine (1Long 2Short)or if I switch it on again (2short). I'd record the beeps and post them here but chances are you won't hear them.

@rubberman: I appreciate that, I am not an engineer no, but I like to take apart machines and reassemble them when I have some time, kind of hobby. The laptop works fine, just these beeps at the beginning...

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