How to solve crashed laptop

Toshiba / X205-sli6
December 7, 2017 at 17:57:54
Specs: windows, quad core/4gb
Toshiba x205 sli6 will not boot up. On start up laptop give one long beep at half volume 4 seconds later gives another long beep at full volume 4 seconds later another long beep at full volume. No other beeps and screen is black. Ram brand new, thermal paste applied to processors. What is the most likely cause. Please advise.

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#1
December 7, 2017 at 18:45:19
"Ram brand new, thermal paste applied to processors"

Was that done before or after the beeping problem? Why did you apply thermal paste? Paste does not go bad, the only reason to replace it would be if you had to remove/replace the heatsink.

Numerous sites mention the 3 beep code (1 quiet + 2 loud) & say it's the graphics chip. Several sites mentions doing the "blanket trick" (google it). I have done this successfully in the past. Remove the battery, remove the HDD. Plug in the power adapter & power up the laptop. After the 3 beeps, close the lid, wrap up the laptop in a blanket or towels & let it run for about an hour. The idea is to cause it to overheat which will in turn cause the tiny solder joints on the GPU to soften & repair themselves. Let the laptop cool before reinstalling the HDD & battery, then hope for the best.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread...


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#2
December 7, 2017 at 18:52:49
A lot of possibilities and I cannot get much from Googling the beep codes for Toshibe and I do not know what 'branded' BIOS you have:
http://www.syschat.com/bios-beep-co...
https://www.graffes.com/forums/show...
But it is very likely that you have a problem with the RAM either being bad, unsupported, or possibly just needing the BIOS to be reset to work with it. I would lean towards being unsupported.
If you have the original RAM then try booting with that. If it boots then go to Crucial.com and let them scan the system to find out the correct options for your memory and see if what you purchased is correct.
Please explain why you reset your thermal compound on a laptop. Thermal compound does not go bad unless you remove the heat sink which is not necessary unless you are trying to upgrade the CPU.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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December 10, 2017 at 21:20:23
This process worked. Thanks.

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