TOSHIBA Laptop Not booting

  Alex-188000 15:36 11 Jan 2006
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When I turn my laptop on it beeps in a kind of morse code fashion. Nothing is displayed on the screen and after a few secobnds it stops beeping and goes silent but the power light still remians on.

Model: Toshiba Satellite M30X-129
Windows XP OS.

  ade.h 16:17 11 Jan 2006

The beeps (actually BIOS error codes) suggest a failed piece of hardware. Not cheap or easy to fix on a laptop.

  Alex-188000 16:52 11 Jan 2006

Are there specific beeps for specific problems? if yes then where can I find a list of BIOS error beeps?

  ade.h 17:33 11 Jan 2006

Depends on what BIOS it has. click here
click here

  woodchip 17:36 11 Jan 2006

This may be faulty memory. You could try removing and refitting it. under a plate at the bottom of comp

  woodchip 17:48 11 Jan 2006

PS You could try removing the battery then try to start just on mains

  Prometheus5807 20:53 11 Jan 2006

I got the BIOS type off the Toshiba website. Then I checked the phoenix beep codes and it came up with this.

First 64KB RAM failure

The first RAM IC has failed. Replace the IC if possible.

I assume IC stands for Intergrated Chip. So I have to replace my RAM basically.

  Prometheus5807 20:55 11 Jan 2006

I almost forgot, Me and Eskimo_uk are friends, we were posting under each others names. It's supposed to be me.

  Prometheus5807 21:04 11 Jan 2006

I FIXED IT I FIXED IT!

RAM was loose. My stupid friend (eskmio_uk) funnily enough was messing with it. Stupid prat never put it back in properly. Excuse me whilst I kill him.

Thankyou for all the help guys. Much Appreciated.

  woodchip 21:12 11 Jan 2006

Can you tick please, thank's for telling us what worked

  ade.h 21:35 11 Jan 2006

You're lucky really that the first SoDimm slot was accessible. On some laptops, only the second slot is easily accessible for upgrades.

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