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Re: Flashing cursor on inspiron 5150
I assume the power LED is on when you boot up the laptop and the power adapter is OK.
If I understand you, the RAM module is in memory slot A and not in slot B. If not the RAM module needs to be in slot A.
When a laptop doesn't the RAM module may only needs re-seating or the RAM module is faulty. Re-seat the RAM module, and if this then take the RAM module and get it tested at your friendly computer shop.
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It you removed the 1- 512 memory did you go to only the bois or did you try to let it boot? if you did not try it with the first stick of memory in and see if it works, if it does not put that stick back in and remove the second one. just because it shows the memory does not mean the memory is bad.
If it happened after the installation of Win 7, then board malfunction if not very likely. Do you get any video on start up. The Bios should be displayed fine as it is not related to Win 7 OS. However if no display during startup would mean somehow your BIOS got corrupted during the installation. Flashing the BIOS might help
Caps lock flashing indicates faulty memory - it's a POST (Power On Self Test) before BIOS executes. When memory is removed it should indicate "no memory". Carefully re-insert the RAM memory module, check the tiny contacts inside the connector on dust. Then try again.
If there are 2 memory banks (1 one the back, the other under keyboard) remove one RAM memory module.
If capslock keeps on flashing test it with another RAM module.
Look at your memory again. There are two slots for memory. Make sure that the memory chip you have (if you only have one) is in tha A slot and not the B slot. Otherwise, remove and reseat all of your memory if you have both slots full. This should fix it for you.
First Make sure to Remove all external devices and media. Be sure to check the optical
drive, flash memory slot and try once again to boot to BIOS by tapping f10 make sure you start tapping the f10 key as soon as you power on the NB if boot to BIOS then do a BIOS default by pressing f9 and then f10 to restart the NB press enter if prompted
check if the issue is resolved or if you not able to get into BIOS by f10 then run the Hard drive test from Diagnostics then is F2 power on the NB tap f2 to boot to Diagnostics and run self test for hard drive and if the fails then hard drive needs to be replaced or if the test passes and still issue is not resolved
then Re-Seat the Memories on then if still issue not resolved
then try F11 recovery this will format the Hard drive an install the fresh copy if operating system still same issue or unable to run recovery then contact manufacturer
I had this same problem with my 600m laptop. How many times do the lights flash, before they stop flashing?
Cause: There is a physical problem with the computer that it is detecting at startup diagnostics.
Solution: You should have two pieces of RAM installed. Carefully, remove the memory slot cover. Swap the 2 pieces of memory you have in there (please follow memory installation and removal for laptops to the letter, by never touching any of the electronic contacts and handling the memory from its sides). Make sure, they sit in the slot properly (to the best you can see). Then, place back the memory cover, very carefully, and screw in. If you see the memory door cover not closing properly, the RAM might be improperly inserted. Please go back to the swapping of RAM step. :)
If this didn't work, 1 of the 2 RAM's you have are no longer functioning properly. Please follow the steps to openning the memory door again and remove RAM in "B" slot first. Then close it and try to start the computer.
If it still doing the same light flashes, open the memory door and remove RAM in slot "A". then place the RAM you removed from slot "B" into slot "A". Then start the computer again.
Thats a link to info about bios updates on the tosh website. If you're not getting to the toshiba screen then POST has not completed which means that either there's a hardware problem or the bios is corupt. If you're sure the RAM is ok try flashing the Bios.
Problem is though, to make the bios update disc, you need a working computer.
and, err, It'll probably have to be a toshiba! (sorry, not my fault!)