Toshiba A135 passes bios ram check and then freezes.

Computer displays Phoenix banner and shows memory check and System and video bios shadowed then stops. (See attached photo)

Can't enter bios settings with F2 or F12 as displayed on bottom of screen.

Have tried different memory, same problem.

With no memory installed, no post beep, displays nothing.

Fans and syncs have been cleaned.

Fan is cycling on and off.

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Try removing the hard drive to see what happens.
Unfortunately, my first instinct would be that it's time for a new computer.

If you have the resources, you could attempt using a new battery.  Sometimes when laptop batteries go bad or dead, strange things can happen.

This, unfortunately, seems more like a motherboard problem.  I've never seen a dead battery prevent one from entering the BIOS.
RedKeyTechAuthor Commented:
Powered with no HDD and same symptoms.

Powered with no BATT and same symptoms.

Also booted with no HDD or BATT, just to make sure, still same symptoms.
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If it doesn't boot with new memory, or with the HDD removed, most likely its a motherboard issue.  Considering the age of the machine, its probably more cost effective to look at a new computer.

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You should also check it with the CD drive removed. That is the 2nd most common reason for that.
RedKeyTechAuthor Commented:

Removed Optical drive and HDD, same symptoms.
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