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3 quick beeps when powering up

I recently took apart and cleaned the heat sink on my Toshiba Satellite. This was the second time I did this, and it went well the first time. this time when powering back up, all I got was three quick beeps and then nothing. I have taken the notebook back alll the way down to the main board to make sure I didnt miss anything but the problem continues. From my old DOS days, I suppect that this is an indication of a bad memory module, but since I was careful about taking it out and putting it back in I am not sure this is the problem. Before I plunk down 75-100 bucks for a new module I am looking for if anyone else has had this problem and should I look elsewhere

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3 short beeps point to memory. Base 64K RAM failure. Clean the copper leads on the memory with a lint free clean cloth & lightly dampend with Alcohol. With the help of a strong flashlight & even a magnifer look into the dimm slots & check the connectors within are not bent. Clean with a cotton swap & Alcohol (not dripping). Blow out with canned air to dry.
Re-seat again. If all fails, download this free memory tester here: http://www.memtest.org/
Scroll down till you see, ** Memtest86+ V1.70 (01/14/2007) ** all typed in red. Pick your preferance. Either a .zip or an ISO. One will creat a bootable CD & one will creat a bootable floppy. This program will test your memory. Please post back if you need more help. Luck!
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Posted on Feb 03, 2008

Thanks!! that did it!! turns out some lint had gotten in the dimm slots

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

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