Please, please share if you have ANY suggestions.
During a youtube video, computer froze and turned off.
Now when I push the power button, LED light for power turns on, LED for dvd drive flashes, I hear dvd drive make a sound (does this at normal startups too), then I hear 2 beeps, then it repeats this process. Also, screen is just black.
I had this EXACT same problem a few months ago. However, I was able to boot up the computer by removing one of the RAM sticks. It didn't matter which slot the ram stick was in, and it didn't matter which ram stick I used, as long as there was ONLY ONE ram stick, the laptop worked. It had two 1GB sticks in it originally, so I just installed one 2GB stick and left it like that.
Now, 5 months later, the same thing is happening. What do I do now? It's not like I can take another ram stick out, I won't have any ram in the computer.
What I've tried:
-Held the power button for over 60 seconds with battery out and tried turning it on with only AC power plugged in. Same thing.
-Tried inserting 4 different working RAM sticks. Different combos: One stick in first slot, one stick in second slot, one stick in each slot (laptop has 2 slots). Problem persists.
-I checked the voltage on the BIOS battery with a multimeter and it read 0.1V. So I replaced the BIOS battery. No luck. (Also, BIOS battery was out for over 24hrs, so I'm assuming that bios reset within that time).
-When I remove all ram and start it, it doesn't beep, but still doesn't boot (not surprising since no ram is installed).
-Tried hitting F2 at startup to go into BIOS. No luck. Also tried this with F9, F10, F11 & F12.
-Tried blowing into the RAM slots to get any dust out. Inspected pins on the slots, and all ram sticks, no issues found.
-Tried removing and reinserting the hard drive.