|Earlier this year I overheated my Toshiba Tecra M1 (6 yrs old) by accidently piling a load of laundry on the top whilst it was in stand by and before this it was in excellent condition.|
Since then on start up it either stays on the initial start up screen with these continual beeps...but can be bypassed if I press F8 or F9 after a few reboots. Then it either boots up all the way and the beep stays and maybe everything clicks so fast that I cant access the internet or the START menu as everything is too FAST or it is ok but the BEEPS stay regardless. Other times it BOOTS up into the F8 screen options,,,,START IN SAFE MODE...LAST CONFIGURATION THAT WORKED...and sometimes I can go all the way to using the INTERNET or it stays in that mode until I reboot in F8 or F9. When I try to scan DRIVE it doesnt do it anymore and does have this MESSAGE: BAD MEMORY SECTOR FOUND IN HD. Also, it wont let me use WORD anymore and I had to buy a new KEYBOARD as I cant use the inbuilt one like before.
What I want to know is this:
1) Is it the CPU that is affecting other components?
2) Or is it the hard drive that I have damaged with the over heating?
3) Would the CPU be easy to fix on this laptop?
4) Should I also be looking at replacing other parts?
5) Could it be the BIOS that is a problem?
If anyone can give me an idea as to what I did and how I can fix it...that would be appreciated.