Having problems with your IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook ?

Problem with ibm thinkpad r40

\015 I have an ibm thinkpad r40 laptop. when i turn it on, sometimes it\015\012beeps 3 times(one long, two short) and the screen remains blank. Other\015\012times, when i turn it on, the ibm screen comes on, but it starts to\015\012flicker and then lines start to apperar on the screen and it goes\015\012blank. What is wrong with my laptop? Is it something that i can fix or\015\012will i have to get it repaired?\015

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The IBM beep code error 1 long 2 short beeps means there is a video card fault. Reseat your RAM because the video card uses some of the RAM. If it doesn't work then the video chip on the motherboard is faulty, the only way to fix is to replace the motherboard - this may not be a cost effective solution.
\015\012Connecting an external monitor to the laptop won't work because the video card also sends data to the video port.
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