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Computer Toshiba Tecra 8100 model no. PT810U-229P7 running W2000 O/S

Worked great for past 2 months of daily usage. This morning nothing on screen and no boot. Power is good from both the inverter and from a fully charged battery. CPU fan running and can open cd tray. 2 lights on without battery installed using only external power via inverter and 3 lights with battery installed.


3 months ago I had a failure to boot but did get screen with error message. Solved problem by removing RAM from second mem slot and rebooting. Worked well after that even though a little more slowly until now but don't see anything on the display this time. All dark now on boot attempt. Get one long beep when I close the screen lid which I don't remember hearing before.

Maybe I should go try to reseat the internal ram and see if that helps. Read where some other forum members are having similar problems. Any help appreciated

Bob

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Can anyone tell me what problems I would expect if the RTC Battery and/or the backup battery went bad? Could this cause the symptoms I have described in the orig post here?

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OK, Not much help on this forum.

Fixed my laptop by replacing the RAM Memory.

Disregard my second post with the other questions.

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Hi , I have one these too. Try reseating the memory. You may also need to place a thin piece of card between ram and cover. The memory slots on alot a laptops are cr-p, but then again if they made them right they would need to go in for repair so often.

Hope this helps Russ

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