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(Searching using beep code finds 16 "hits" on two pages, 12 of which are for computers. See Products it applies to at the bottom of each page.)
What are the BIOS beep codes for a Sony® computer?
BIOS beep error codes
Beeps Error Message Description
1 long, 2 short Video adapter error Either video adapter is bad or is not seated properly. Also, check to ensure the monitor cable is connected properly.
Your computer probably does not have a removable video card, and if so, the video adapter can't be improperly seated - it's probably defective or has been damaged. .
Apparently your pcg-281L is an All-in-one Desktop computer
= essentially a laptop on steroids that stands upright, with a separate keyboard.
It may have a PCMCIA (PC Card) slot and a ExpressCard slot .
If you have a video adapter plugged into either of those slots, unplug it.
Have you, or is it possible someone else who had access to this computer...
- dropped it, or dropped anything on it, or otherwise exposed it to a physical jolt ?
- spilled liquid on it, or sprayed it with liquid, or exposed it to liquid such as rain ?
Since the video last worked properly all the time, has there been a power failure event that happened while the AC adapter was plugged in ?
Those things are the most frequent reasons something inside the laptop has been damaged.
pcg-281L is NOT your specific model series.
Searching on the Sony site with pcg-281L finds your specific model series, if you bought in the US or Canada, is VGCLT10E, or ....15E, or .....16E, or .....17N, or .....18CE, or ....18E, or .....19U .
How do I find my model number
It's likely the video adapter is built into the mboard and there is no video card that installs in a slot that plugs into the mboard.
In that case, the only way to fix your problem is to replace the mboard.
Sony 1P-0076502-6011 Main Board for PCG-281L
Out of stock.