Samsung NC10 - 4 beeps on boot

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I can't find any info on this. There's no obvious problem occurring at the moment, but it sounds a little worrying. What's it all about?
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Rob HutchinsonTech Lead, Desktop Support

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Might be an indication that the laptop fan is failing. Is it an Award BIOS?
You can check the BIOS settings, Googled this info:

Award BIOS 6.00PG/Asus P4T-E: 4 long beeps when turning on your system might indicate yout CPU fan is either damaged or running to slow. Check your CPU fan. Clean or replace it with a new one.
Submitted by Philipp Golemis

Award BIOS 4.51PG/Soyo SY-6BB: A repeating high/low beeping. This is due to excess heat alarm. Solution: Change the settings in the BIOS or add/replace CPU fan.
Submitted by Michel Carlier (Belgium)

Award BIOS/Asus A7V133: Check "Fan Check Beeping" under the "Power Management" options in the BIOS.
Submitted by Jonathan Gardner
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Top Expert 2010
Commented:
From my google search, 4 beeps means system time is incorrect.

Press F2 on power on of your Samsung NC10 to enter BIOS and correct the system date and time and save the BIOS settings on exit.
Top Expert 2016

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OK thanks folks. I'm not the owner of this box and it's not in my possession, so please bear with me until i can close
Top Expert 2016

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Sorry about the time taken to finalise this: i haven't been able to get back to the box. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this answer is correct

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