Toshiba laptop BIOS long beeping sound

December 1, 2010 at 07:13:00
Specs: Windows XP
i have my toshiba satellite m40x and it beeps continouosly with keyboards freezes,,,i can see a display coming but only a toshiba logo,,then it comes with a beep,,,i cannot use the keyboard,,,,,can any one tell me what to do,,,


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December 1, 2010 at 08:15:44
Probably a stuck key - Holding it over your head upside down and shaking works, (esp if it's a tch a sketch)
One test would be to plug in a USB keyboard to over ride the stock KB.
It's often crumbs or dust: Blow it out with air, vacuum. Go with the grain, sideways along he keyboards rows (Not just straight down from above, you are trying to get stuff out from below the keycovers you can see). Worse is Wet or dry and sticky: look for signs of a spill, power off, remove battery,clean keyboard with qtip and isopropyl alcohol Gently pop Keys off, look for anomalies, torn membrane, loose spring pad..
Replacing a whole keyboard is not that hard, but I have only done Thinkpads, so..Don't tear the data ribbon.

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December 1, 2010 at 08:27:54
"Gently pop Keys off"

Not recommended, unless you find info for your model that you can do that if you need to.
Some laptops have keyboard key caps that are very difficult to get back on.

Laptop keyboards are a frequently replaced item, and there lots of economical clone replacements you can buy on the web, but you may need to take the keyboard off and find the Toshiba part number for it in order to order the right one - there's often apart number label on it's underside. Maintenance or Service manuals for your model series can often be found on the web for free or for a small fee, if you need to know how to remove the keyboard properly - you can usually do it without having to open up the case.

In the mean time, you can do must things with a USB keyboard.

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December 4, 2010 at 01:44:31
good day sir...

I already try all the possible ways..i replace it with a new keayboard,,,same model,, i even put na external keyboard but it is also freezes,,, i also try to remove the keyboard and turn it on without the keyboard but the continouos beep steel occur,,,i even try to remove the cmos battery for at least 5 or more seconds..and turn it on again but no luck..

any help will be at most appreciation,,,


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December 4, 2010 at 08:26:07
Since it last worked properly, have you...
- dropped the laptop or subjected to a physical jolt ?
- spilled liquid on it ?

A common thing that can happen with ram, even ram that worked fine previously, is the ram has, or has developed, a poor connection in it's slot(s).

See response 2 in this - try cleaning the contacts on the ram modules, and making sure the modules are properly seated:

For a laptop, or netbook, you must remove both its main battery and AC adapter before you do that.

For a brand name computer, see the Owner's or User's manual if you need to - how to remove or replace the ram is usually in that - it may already be in your installed programs. If you can't get into Windows, it may be on a disk that came with the computer, or you can go online and look at it or download it - it's in the downloads for your specific model.

I'm assuming you HAVE NOT changed which ram you have installed in the laptop since it last worked properly.
I you HAVE changed the ram, the ram you installed may NOT be compatible with your laptop.
If you still have the ram that was in it before, trying installing that to see if your laptop then works fine.

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December 14, 2010 at 07:40:36
no i dont drop it or anything,,,i dont also spilled it with liquid...
i also change the ram and every thing...before somtimes it works,,but now its not working,,,i tried to bring it to a technician and said that it was a problem with the mother board,,,but when i tried to asked him where exactly in mother board, he said one chipset is damage but he told tell me what is this chipset is...

is there any one who can help me which chipset controll the keyboard,,

thanks and more power

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December 14, 2010 at 08:21:56
In that case, you must replace the mboard with a used one that has no passwords enabled, or a new one. If you want to do that for the least bucks, you can do it yourself - there is probably a Service or Maintenance manual for your model series available on the web for free or for a small fee. The Toshiba part number of the mboard you need is probably on a label on the mboard inside the case.

It's extremely unlikely a laptop mboard would spontaneously get damaged because it was defective.
It's likely either it was exposed to a power failure event while the AC adapter was plugged in that damaged it, or someone dropped the laptop or spilled liquid on it, whether you were aware of that or not.

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