I was looking online for help, I came across this video below where this guy shows how to "reset" your laptop to factory specs. But, the noise heard here is the same one that my laptop is making. I was not trying to reset my computer nor did I press the "0" and Pwr key at the same time. I reloaded a piece of software, Microsoft SQL Server 5.x Compact Edition because there seemed to be an issue with it. when this software load completed I started having issues. Some sort of "Toshiba" software popped up across the top of the screen, there were 8 to 10 icons. I had thought it was "Toshiba Assist" or some part of it. Anyway I have tried all basic troubleshooting techniques I can think of including replacing the HD and reloading the factory software. My repair CD's would not work so I dropped the $30 bucks and purchased the "Toshiba Recovery Media for Satellite A500 Series" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. did this help? NO. When I try to boot some times it work and most of the time it screams and locks up, this frys the OS and then needs to be repaired. when it does boot if I try to type I get lines of "oooooooooooooooooooooooo" that just won't quit. Does the logic board have a actual reset button?
Help from the Net.
"Toshiba Satellite Recovery to Factory Settings Tutorial" - "Press down on 0 and power on the laptop" The noise starts at about 0.36 Sec in and stops at 0.54 Secs in. This is the same noise I hear all the time now, it won't stop and locks it up or when it does boot I can't do anything.
There are no keys being held down. I unhooked the keyboard and it still makes the "noise". Which is why I've started looking here for answers, my troubleshooting tree ran out of branches so to speak. The laptop keyboard is disabled at start up it would appear, the only way to do anything is after POST/boot with a USB keyboard but again I try to type I get lines of "oooooooooooooooooooooooo". The track pad seems to work fine. It would seem to have something to do with the keyboard.
I tried getting help from Toshiba and Here's what I was told at "http://forums.toshiba.com"
"I'd suggest you have it serviced"
That noise is made when the computer continually receives keyboard input and it's not ready for it (such as when first booting), or when too many keys are held down at once. Assuming you're not holding down a bunch of keys, it sounds like your laptop may require servicing.
I'm trying to avoid a bill larger then the cost of a new laptop so any help you can provide would be great. Thanks