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Laptop Beeps on Startup


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#1 SallyWen

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:00 PM

Hello,

 

Recently my laptop started beeping on start up. It would beep continuously until I pressed a key on the keyboard, which then it would beep 20-30 more times before continuing start up

 

My keyboard is somewhat broken. A few keys don’t work, and the "8" key sometimes starts typing repeatedly, and only stops when pressing another working key.

 

I also use an external keyboard, but pressing on it doesn't stop the beeping or the 8s.

 

I have a Toshiba Satellite C640, running Windows 7.

BIOS: Insyde 2.10.

 

What can I do to fix this? Thanks in advance.


Edited by SallyWen, 17 June 2014 - 11:59 PM.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:19 PM

Can you find and post your BIOS version so someone can help you further??

 

Start........In search box type Run

hit Enter

In run box type msinfo32

 

hit Enter

 

On the System Summary page you should see the BIOS version listed.
 


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#3 SallyWen

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:23 PM

It is Insyde 2.10



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:11 AM

On further checkup, the 20-30 beeps after are not continuous. There are two pauses somewhere in between.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:58 AM

I believe your best option would be to replace the keyboard. You will need to be careful with the ribbon cable. To keep the 8's from repeating, disable your laptop keyboard in device manager, with the external keyboard attached. You may be able to disable the keyboard in BIOS which would be the best option.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvYD6k44wjE


#6 SallyWen

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

Would disabling the laptop keybaord, and just using the external keyboard solve the problem?



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:24 AM

I believe it would. If the disable option is not available in Device Manager for the keyboard. You could uninstall it but it would come back at the next reboot.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:28 AM

However, I'm nervous that by disabling the keyboard, I might not be able to start my laptop, because without pressing the laptop keyboard, the beeps don't stop. So if the problem is not the keyboard, I wouldn't be able to start my laptop.

 

Would just removing the laptop keyboard sufice?



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:33 AM

Yes, that would work. You could remove the ribbon cable from the connector and replace the keyboard. That would be the safer option as you could always connect it back if the beeps continue but I don't believe it would. Just make sure you remove the battery and unplug any power cord before you do it.


Edited by JohnC_21, 18 June 2014 - 11:35 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:46 AM

Thank you veuy much! it worked.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

Great! Thanks for update. You may want to consider replacing the keyboard with the one I linked to on Ebay.






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