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When I turn laptop on I get a beeping sound.I click F5 orF6 to turn it off. Does this mean the main battery needs replaced. Laptop is 1 yr old. The battery is plugged in outlet

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  • sosborne167 Oct 07, 2008

    Model satellite A130/A135 series....Beeping stops when I hit F5 and F6

  • sosborne167 Oct 07, 2008

    Could not find solution in manual Toshiba laptop model Satellite A130/A123 Series

  • sosborne167 Oct 07, 2008

    after hitting F5orF6 beeping stops ....computer starts

  • sosborne167 Oct 07, 2008

    Hit start key... beeping starts until I hit F5/F6....Laptop starts working....,.Beeping noise is often but not every time I open computer....Toshiba model Satellite A130/A135 series....1 year old

  • Todd Gale
    Todd Gale May 11, 2010

    When you hit F5, does it open Windows in "Safe Mode"?

  • Todd Gale
    Todd Gale May 11, 2010

    Do you have a USB device, like an external drive connected to the computer?

  • Todd Gale
    Todd Gale May 11, 2010

    Again, after hitting the F5/F6 key, does the computer start-up or does it stop loading?

  • Todd Gale
    Todd Gale May 11, 2010

    After hitting F5 or F6 does the computer continue through the boot process?



    What make and model is this unit?

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Most computers beep when they first com on. this is not neccessarily a problem unless it's causing the computer to freeze or throws you into a menu.
if it's more than one beep or beeps in a pattern, that would be an error code and could be telling you theres a problem. Please refer to your users manual for alerts usually located in the troubleshooting section of your manual. If no manual is available, post your brand and model number here and ill see if i can look it up for you.
Hope this helps.

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  • Jeff Strader
    Jeff Strader Oct 07, 2008


    A memory module must be installed in slot A. Do not try to operate

    the computer with a memory module in slot B only.

    If you install a memory module that is incompatible with the

    computer, a beep will sound when you turn on the computer. If the

    module is installed in slot A, there will be a long beep followed by

    a short beep. If the module is in slot B, there will be a long beep

    followed by two short beeps. In this case, turn off the computer

    and remove the incompatible module

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