So I have read many similar forums on this but none with my exact blinking lock code. The background is I was simply using my laptop when the screen froze and started making all kinds of beeps so I hard shut it down. Then when I tried to restart it, it will act like it's turning on and the fan starts spinning and then it turns off. This whole act lasts for like 3 seconds. Also after it shuts down, the caps lock button blinks 23 times before staying lit. I want to check all other issues before deciding it's a bad mother board. I heard bad memory modules could cause this so I took out one and tried starting again. Same thing. Then I took out the second one and replaced it with a brand new memory module and it now lasts like 10 more seconds before shutting down. Even with the 10 extra seconds nothing appears on the monitor to do any BIOS checking steps. Now after it shuts down, the caps lock and scroll lock stay lit while the num lock flashes 23 times before staying lit as well.