At startup I get 3 beeps (one long and 2 short) and then a blank screen. After 20 or 30 times of rebooting it reboots. I've tried removing the battery and booting with just the power cord, removing the RAM and booting with just one or the other to no avail. I haven't been able to find a solution online to this problem and it is preventing me from shutting down or rebooting to upgrade programs. Anyone have any ideas?
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usually 3 short beeps is an indication that you have a bad memory module. try reseating the memory module and see if the laptop would run. also if you have 2 ram modules try removing the other one to test. hope this helps
Try to unplug the power supply and take the battery out. so it means there is no power going to the laptop. now press and hold the power button down for approximately 1 minute.
After that put the battery in and plug the adapter back.
Try to turn the laptop on most probably it will come on
If it still does the same thing contact ur laptop manufacturer
you have to open the memory cover and remove the two RAM s, after that remove a black or whit plastic film depending on your model, you will loacte for B500 marqued ( XXX ) or J1 you have at least short the two point with a flat screwdriver and put the upper memory and power on the laptop will holding the screew driver till you see the toshiba screen, if it doen't work just try again. it works 100%
are you trying to put win 10 on as it can do this some time, can take upto 10 15 min to load, when the like is flashing its dos, when the screen is black its windows it takes some time for windows to find a driver and load it so the screen comes up. i've had this on a200's before. if you keep rebooting you will need to wipe the hard drive and start again. this also does this on win 7 and 8. win xp it does not do this as its full dos setup .
This sounds like a hard drive is, or has failed. Either that or the RAM (memory has gone bad)
Did you let the laptop overheat? Was it left on for a long time? Or is this just an old machine ?
I would replace the hard drive, and reload the operating system, that is if you really want to keep the laptop. If that solves it great! Also, did you notice if there are any "beep" noises, or error messages when it acts up? Often times, you can go on the internet and find out what the messages mean.