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I put a 1gb expansion ram in my toshiba satellite M35X-S149.  Did it with the battery out.  Put the new ram in the empth slot - - 256 mb in the other slot from the factory.  When I turned on the power, the green power light came on and the computer made a series of beeps in a specific pattern.  1 beep, pause, 3 beeps, pause, 3 beeps, pause, 1 beep.  Then nothing else happened.  I pulled the new ram and this still happened. What does this mean / how do I fix it. Help very much appreciated. Thank you. Dennis Hoover

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  • dmhoover Dec 20, 2008

    I tried both of those things and so far, has not made a difference.  Any next steps?

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Remove the 1 gig chip. Pull you battery out and unplug the laptop. Hold the power button in for 10 seconds. Put the battery back in and plug the laptop back in again and try booting it up. This should reset the BIOS and allow it to boot. The beep codes you are talking about are a memory beep code and it is normally caused by adding memory or a loose memory stick. Also try pulling the existing memory and resetting it.

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