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One long beep on startup, then switches off

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This laptop start light when pressed turns blue as does the caps lock key and the lights below F10 and F11, the fan rns ok. After a second there is a long beep and then it powers off.
I just got this P4 Toshiba A60. I was mostly working, then I switched it off pulled it apart and did the following:-
Took fan out and cleaned it out, changed the tochpad and board, replaced the 2 brocken screen hinges.
I cant see that this should have had any effect at all.

Any ideas?

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I can if you didn't hook something back up... be that as it may... remove the memory... then plug the memory back in... power it up and see how it goes.

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