Is there any way to replace a broken Toshiba Satellite Laptop LCD screen? My son accidentally broke it by closing the laptop on top of it's mouse is what I'm assuming. There is nothing otherwise wrong except for the screen and I can't stand having to hook a monitor up to it so I can work on it. Also is it hard to replace the screen or is this something that a computer repair shop needs to do? Thank you in advance.
I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system
It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)
Yes, it is very much possible to replace the screen. Usually they run between $150-250, depending on where you find it. And most screens are relatively easy to install as long as you have a small screwdriver and some patience. Someone can easily guide you through it if you have any trouble, but a computer store will charge you a MINIMUM of $60 for labor, if not more, plus handling fees for the screen itself. I'd recommend buying a new screen online and then coming back here and I can guide you through it.
Also, which model Toshiba do you have exactly? I am familiar with most, but just to make sure.
Hope this helps.
We have a two year old Toshiba laptop, my son tried to clean the screen and cracked it. I have about 2 inches that I can see.
I want to connect it to an external monitor, when I hook it up, I can only see on the external screen until it boots up and then it clicks over to the lap top.
how can I fix this?
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I wasn't very clever of placing continiously my laptop on the floor, which lead to me stepping on it the other day and now I have a broken screen. It still works, but there are colored cracks..
I contacted Toshiba to check about the cost of such a repair and I was told that the price of the screen only will be more than 300? + the work and all will make it about 400?.
I also contacted a local computer shop and they said that a non genuine Toshiba screen will cost 160? + work.
My question here is: Can I by myself the screen on the internet and does it take any special skills to mount it on the laptop? I have just a bit more than basic skills in repairing elecronics and I suppose I will be able to change it, if it doesn't take any special skills or tools..
And as well, what screen should I buy? A genuine Toshiba one or a less expensive one also does its job?
The brand and the model of the laptop are: Toshiba Satellite P300 - 1G6 - 17"
Thanks in advance for all eventual responses!
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I have trying to switch out the ram and worked for three tests of restart to see how the screen responded and on the fourth restart the laptop the screen went black. I connect the laptop through vga cord to a different monitor while holding Fn8 and couldnt see anything.
is it the graphic card? and if so how do i know which one to buy??
Graphics ProcessorATI Radeon 3100 HyperMemory
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Any body out there have experience replacing a laptop screen? Don't have any problem replacing the screen but I'm not sure if it's worth doing. The laptop was given to me with the screen broken. When I plug the power cord in and turn on the unit, nothing happens; no beeps, no lights, not even a sigh. I'd hate to buy a used screen, only to find that the rest of the unit is fryed due to the obvious fall that it took. Any suggestions?
Well, I sure wouldn't do anything about buying a screen until you're sure that's the only issue. If it doesn't do anything, I'm guessing that more than the screen is gone. Since a most likely better new laptop can be had for as little as $400, do you really want to sink money into this one? Start your shopping here:
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The lcd screen backlight work fine, but screen is reddish. When I connect the external monitor to the laptop the video is great. When I installed a another used lcd screen into laptop the is white, and no video. So, I ordered another video cable hoping that this will fix the problem. What could cause the lcd screen to be white? The external monitor work good with the laptop, I am not getting any video to the lcd screen. Could the video on the motherboard be bad?
I don't think you have a bad video card if the image on the external monitor is fine. It sounds like its either the video cable or the backlight inverter. If the original lcd screen is bright enough and clear enough (except for the reddish tint) then I'd suggest trying the new video cable with the old screen. If you still get a reddish tint then I'd recommend replacing the backlight inverter (if you can - not all laptops allow this).
The only reason I can think the new screen isn't working is due to no/out-of-date/incompatible drivers. Still, not sure why the screen would be white. Have you tried the screen with a different laptop?
Hi, I'm having trouble with the screen on my Toshiba Satellite L775-S7352 when it reaches the Welcome screen on Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. This happens while reaching the Windows Welcome screen & sometimes it will reach the desktop before going fuzzy. It boots fine into Safe Mode.
I've already checked the HDD and the Memory - they are fine... I've done a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from the manufacturer's recovery disks - the screen and everything else worked fine even through the first round of Windows Update (193 files) the machine rebooted after the updates and I checked for more updates. As soon as the installation of the second round of updates began the screen went buggy.
So I formatted the HDD and tried another reinstall - I successfully reinstalled the system and this time the screen went buggy trying to search for the first update for this reinstall...
Is this an issue with the screen or the GPU? any ideas?
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I placed my diary on the keyboard of my laptop.
When I lifted it off - the screen was in the negative mode - so whatever the sequence the diary pressed the keys made it as such.
Can anyone tell me what sequence I need to key to return it to normal.
I connected an exrternal monitor and it works fine
I have a toshiba laptop satellite A135-S2276 running vista, two problems one is the laptop when the power button is pressed, the light on the power switch comes on, and the light on the dvd/cd rom comes on and stays on. the fan comes on for a minute or two, but all i see is a black. the laptop had this issue several months back so it sat on the side. i tryed it a few days ago and it powered up, Second proble forgot password to my account and the Administrators account. But when trying password i completely rebooted and got the black screen. What to do? Thanks for any feed back!!!
Do you have files there that you need to keep?
If not, try holding 0 when booting and see if that starts recovery.
Hi. I'm basic computer user posting on behalf of my grandad who lives several hours away. I've been trying to help him by phone but no success so far.
He has Toshiba Satellite L350D running Windows 7. For several days he's met black screen on startup. He's tried a few online suggestions (that I found via Google) that didn't help (hold power 30 secs, hold power 60 secs, remove battery, external monitor, several function keys). A couple of times he found tapping f11 during startup enabled him to use laptop, but that way has since failed to work.
Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.
Does it appear to try to start normally, before going into a black screen? Does the black screen have a cursor showing?
Try taking out the battery and putting it back in. Then press shift, F8, and the power button at the same time.
Didn't work, try Booting into Safe Mode. Restart PC, start taping the (F8) key to enter Advanced Boot Options menu, select Safe Mode. Once Safe Mode is up running, go to the search box, type System Restore, select a Restore point. Reboot
Didn't work, can you get into the BIOS screen? At Boot start taping the, F12, F10, or F2 key.
Does the Hard Drive show up in BIOS?
Other things to try:
Tell him to pickup the Laptop and listen at the fan vent to see if he can hear the fan running. If he can hear the fan.
Try connecting an external Monitor the Laptop, if no picture. Some Laptops require you to press the FN key, then press the F-key which has a picture of a monitor on it to active the external monitor. Didn't work.
Try removing the battery and AC Adapter, making sure he is grounded. Remove one Memory stick. Put the Battery back in and power up the PC, see if there's a picture now, if not, put the Memory stick back in and remove the other Memory stick, put the battery in again see if there's a picture.
Why do i get a enter password screen on my Toshiba Satellite laptop on start up, how do I unlock it, I got this laptop from a lady and when I turned it on it was locked with this screen and I don't knoe how to unlock it, can some one give me a solution, and why did this happen.
To unlock the laptop, you type the ladies password. Once unlocked, create your own login with your own password.
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Hi. I just bought a new toshiba satellite A210/A215 laptop two weeks ago. After about a week of use, something unusual started happening. After I had been using the laptop for awhile (sometimes a couple of minutes, sometimes several hours), the screen suddenly turns black with no warning. It is still on, because I can hear it running. I just can't see anything on the screen and any music or video playing stops. If anyone could help with this that would be great. Thanks!
Get into the power settings (under screen saver) and check the settings for running on battery and running on AC power...
Hello. I was hoping to get some ideas/opinions on how i can further proceed to diagnose a laptop I have.
Toshiba Satellite L655D-S5050
Model # PSK2LU-001003
does not POST
does not boot
black screen (no lights)
upon pressing the power button
fan will spin once, stop, then after a few seconds spin full blast and remain that way forever
charger led lights up when plugged in to charger
power led lights up when turned on
no beeps (assuming this model does error beeps)
nothing in LCD screen (not even any lights)
nothing in external monitor plugged into laptop
nothing when trying to invoke external monitor with fn+f5
tested each memory stick AND memory slot individually.
tested with no memory at all
tested with hdd removed
tested with cd drive removed (cd rom makes some noise when it's plugged in. probably reading the disc inside?)
tested with battery removed
i want to say mobo and call it a day but I'm never too sure and would like a 2nd/3rd opinion.
have I been thorough enough? what else can i test?
thank you very much for your time.
I am not sure if this is the correct area to post this, but here it goes. I actually have 2 problems that I am hoping that someone can help me with.
First problem: I have no problem with the log on screen, but when I start my laptop and the desktop loads up and the internet browser (Firefox) is loaded, my keyboard acts funny. And it's just not that, it's with all programs that involve typing. My keys are locked in the CAPS position. All letters are uppercase and the numbers are locked in and will only show the symbols above them. When I actually turn on the CAPS LOCK, the letters are lowercase, but the numbers are still showing the symbols above them. I have to restart my computer several times before it is up and running fine. Also, at certain times, my SHIFT button, when used, displays this "NB~A". This has been going on for about a month or so, but here lately, it is almost every time I start my laptop.
Second problem: Here recently, about a week, a friend of mine and myself, installed the SP3 for Windows XP Home Edition for my laptop. Everything was working fine for the first 2 days, but then I started to have a problem with my wireless internet connection. So I went into the Device Manager to check to make sure everything was ok and up to date. To my surprise, EVERYTHING is gone. The entire page is blank. Nothing it there. I clicked the Show Hidden Devices tab, still......nothing. So I went into my Network Connections.......nothing. Everyt... Read more
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After dropping my laptop, the screen shattered on the inside, but when I plug a monitor in, it asks what operating system I would like to boot. I select Windows Vista but only to come to a blank, black screen. Any leads?
Yeah, a new screen, isnt that obvious?
Trying to format hard drive with XP. when I boot the CD with Xp on it...it goes through the install cycle, but when it restarts. ..it says UNABLE TO READ, I would think this is a HD problem, is there a program to boot to DOS, and use dos commands to format the hard drive? Or maybe a boot program that will scan the hard drive and block any errored sectors,etc. so data could not be written to them. Just thinking of a workaround from buying a new HD.
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I need to upgrade my daughter's Toshiba Satellite laptop A85-S107.
I've found conflicting part numbers on various web pages, incl Toshiba's, for which specific type of RAM we need.
The Toshiba tech specs say it takes PC2700 DDR 333Mhz SDRAM. The specific part number on the tech specs is KTT3311A/1G, Kingston DDR 333, 1 GB.
But when I go to the Toshiba Direct shopping page, I find 2 chips: KTT3311/1G [without the A] and KTT3311A/1G, both called PC-2700 333 MHz DDR.
On some 3rd party pages, I find the part number with the A and on others I find the same part number but without the A, and in no case do I find both, or a description of the differences.
On some pages, I found that one version of the part number may refer to a different speed than 333 mHz. Is that significant, as long as I stay within the PC2700 category?
Can anyone please tell me exactly which one I want? Or doesn't it matter, as long as I'm using either PC2700 chip?
All things considered, I'm inclined to stick with what the tech specs say, and use the part with the A, but I always get nervous when I encounter inconsistency until I can explain it.
For optimal compatibility I would stick with the KTT3311A/1G.
I haven't checked but I would suspect the one without the A is possibly a slight different revision, perhaps slightly different latency timings. It may well work fine, but if you stick to exactly what the tech spec says then you shouldn't have any problems with returns etc. if you any problems occur.
Again, any PC2700 specced RAM (as long as its the same size and number of pins etc) as your existing RAM should work, but, you may have some issues if problems occur as its not recommended by the manufacturer.
Good morning/ day all ! I was hoping someone could help me open windows-8 on a laptop I was given. The previous owner doesn't remember the password she set for it. She also said several folks have tried helping her and failed. Any suggestions ?
On restart/ power on Windows does nothing now and what looks like a dos(blue) box or window asks for a password. That is as far as I have gotten so far. Thanks in advance to all that support this site.
Windows 8 (supposedly)
Sorry, but help with passwords is against the rules of this site.
The mousepad on my laptop is broken, the cursor on my screen moves on its own without touching it e.g. i will start typing and it would move. I have allready replaced the keyboard thinking it was the tracker ball causing it. What could the problem be? and if i need to replace the mousepad where can i buy one from?
Also my fan gets extremely loud and my laptop gets very hot, how do i access the fan as i assume it is clogged with dust!
Many thanks, Jed.
Hi, the headphone port on my laptop has recently started to break. If you wiggle the wire, one of speakers will cut out. I imagine that the port is dying and i cannot afford to replace the whole motherboard as the jack is mounted on it. Is there any other way to replace the jack.?
A friend brought her Toshiba Satellite P205D-S7438 laptop to me and wants me to see if I can tell what is wrong with it. When I took out the battery and plugged it in, the lite comes on that it is plugged in. When trying to start it, nothing. Where shall I start with this dead laptop?
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Hello! After going into hibernation mode, Toshiba Satellite A505-s69803 no longer boots, only slightly powers up and has a black screen with no cursor.
Have tried unplugging power adapter and removing battery, holding power button down for over 60 seconds, then re-plugging in adapter and attempting to boot up. Power button lights up, fan starts, cd/dvd player clicks, then just black screen. No beeps, no messages or errors on screen. Power indicator and adapter indicator below keyboard light up faintly white. Battery indicator goes orange momentarily if I put the battery back in.
Can anyone help wih ideas or resolutions? Would really like to try to bring this machine back to life to get some recent non-backed up photos and other data off it.
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I have a toshiba satellite a70 and i am having the following problem. When the laptop shuts down or even restarts, on the screen where the bios appears, it is black. Let me see if i can clarify. The computer turns on or restarts but the screen is black. I can hear the fans come on, all of the indication lights are on, but the screen remains black. I thought that it might be an LCD hardware prob, so I waited 10 min to see if i can at least here it logging into windows, I even connected it to a seperate monitor. Nothing happens. Here's the kicker. If I were to shut down the laptop and then remove the power cable from the back of the laptop and then turn it back on, it would work fine. It seems as though the computer is not shutting down properly?
Please help, Thanks in advance
bump. As additional information, i formatted and installed all drivers needed and the problem still persists.
I'm looking for a manual for this laptop that I inherited. For starters, I'd appreciate it if some could just tell me how to adjust the screen brightness/contrast (assuming the screen isn't actually dying!). Thanks.
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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.
I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!
And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.
Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.
If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components
-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.
How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook
when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.
It always connect and disconnect me.
I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.
I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.
However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.
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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.
Would an A60 LCD screen work properly on a Satellite A75? I'm watching a system on ebay and it has a faulty screen. I have a working screen from a Satellite A60, and I would like to use it on the A75 system.
Nope, doesn't look like it.
The A75 has a 15.4" WXGA widescreen at 1,280 x 800
The A60 has a 15" XGA regular at 1024 x 768
My brother in law dropped his laptop, which has resulted in a cracked screen and damaged plastics. Having replaced a screen before I ordered a new one, and have fit it, but alas no joy.
Before I go and pull the laptop to pieces I thought it would be a good idea to ask for some advice. Here are a few key points;
1. The replacement screen is brand new, and has had all its wires connected. There is no display on the screen. There was no display on the old damaged on either, I though the fall had damaged it completely.
2. The rest of the laptop works fine, I have hooked it up to a screen via the VGA output, and everything works fine.
3. When I right click and select properties>settings , it only displays the external monitor, no mention of the LCD.
So what do you suggest? I was thinking about pulling it apart and seeing if the LCD cable was still attached at the "other end", any thoughts?
Loose connections is all I can think of, mainly because all the other parts are obviously working (with the external monitor).
I acquired a free used laptop last night, and I was under the impression that it still worked for the most part, but was really shoddy. I don't know the model, but it's a Toshiba that I know is a few years old (therefore no longer under warranty), and runs on Windows XP.
I tried turning it on, and it started running, fans and all. However, the monitor was not working. I waited a bit and fiddled more with the power button a few times (I also pressed a few keys and fiddled with the mouse). Once during this, the Toshiba screen came on for a few seconds, and then went back off. When I saw this, for some reason I got the idea that just maybe if I put the OS disc in and turned it on again, the monitor will magically work and it will let me reformat. Needless to say, this did not work. I then plugged into it my desktop computer's monitor, to no avail.
I know absolutely nothing about hardware, so I'm at a total loss. Any ideas for things that I can try that may fix the problem, before I think it might be an idea to send it somewhere to be fixed? Thanks in advance.
Do you hear the laptop power up and continue to run even when you cannot see the screen? If so, then try pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE after you press the power on button, this is simply to check that the power supply it improperly sending the POWER_GOOD signal or the motherboard is not receiving it.
So I managed to drop my laptop Satellite C870 - 15K to the floor. It cracked my screen (see attached) so I'm thinking of replacing the screen myself. However before I purchase the screen I wanted to make sure the laptop is still working.
When I try to connect it to my TV through HDMI to verify if the laptop is still function I get no image. I thought maybe it's in standby mode or something so I removed the battery and tried again without luck. When I start up the laptop it sounds normal but I don't hear any windows sound or anything. Any advice on how to continue?
Pull off the bottom access panel(s) and make sure the memory and hard drive are seated properly by removing them and re-installing them. It is also possible that the broken screen is shorting out the motherboards video. Try connecting the TV after you remove the LCD panel. One more thought... you have pressed the proper F key to activate the external video port?
The hinges on my cousin's HP Pavilion ZV 6000 laptop have been broken and cracked for awhile. (One is broken, the other is cracked.) A few minutes ago he powered on the laptop only to find that the screen is completely black.
We're figuring that there must be a connection between the damaged hinges and the black screen.
We would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has an idea as to exactly what the problem is and how to go about fixing it.
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My problem is I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that will not start, every time I press the start button I can here a clicking noise coming from the hard drive as if its trying to spin but something is stopping it.
Does this mean it is broken and I have to replace the drive or is there something else I can do?
Thanks for any help
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Apart from waiting a lifetime for these parts to appear on ebay, can anyone suggest where I can purchase replacement hinges to attach my screen onto my laptop again as there is nothing wrong with the laptop in any other respect.
Usually all compatible parts can be ordered from the Toshiba Authorized service partner in your country.
The guys should be able to provide the right hinges.
To find the right ASP please check this page:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com -> Support & Download -> Find an Authorized Service Provider
This evening I bumped my computer screen as I rested it down (not too hard, but it slightly slipped from my grip).
The laptop appears to be functioning okay other than an issue with the screen. About 3 quarters of the screen is not working, it is just white background, with colourful streaks, and a large diagonal black line.
Is this likely to be simply a broken screen, that could be solved by replacing the screen itself? I am waiting to order a new screen but I don't want to spend the money if the problem is likely to be something else..
Also I've been told it's relatively easy to replace the screen yourself. I've done minor repairs on laptops/pc's in the past (new keyboard/track pad). I don't have warranty/insurance and can't afford a pro. Is it something I should be able to do myself?
Toshiba Satellite A305-S6858
1. If there are no cracks on the actual screen that you can reach up and touch, but you see the crack behind the glass, is that the screen broken or backlight broken.
2. Would I look for a replacement screen or a replacement backlight?
3. Since I'm going to replace the screen, backlight whatever, is it possible to make it a touch screen?
Thank you so much for your help.
1. Its a broken screen, your computer had protective glass in front of the LCD screen it self.
2. well we answered this already.
3. I don't know about this one, I would have to say no, but if it was possible your local PC shop will not be able to do it, and I would assume it would cost a lot of money.
I was given a HP Compaq 6375s today with a shattered screen but the base works fine and I also have a Toshiba Satellite A200 that is dead/doesnt boot but the screen is in good condition. Would it be possible to put the Toshiba screen into the HP? They are both 15.4 WXGA screens with the same resolution when looking at the specs online.
Any info would be much appreciated.
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This is my first post although I have bee a visitor and have benefitted several times from the helpful advice.
I have encountered a problem with my Toshiba Laptop screen. It was fine when it was switched off, then, when it was switched on again the screen has a black leaf shaped object in the upper right hand corner. It's about 5 cms long. There is also a grey area extending the length of the screen and about one fifth of the width.
Folders which are behind this area can't be seen but when I click at random and manage to hit a folder it will open.
The other thing that happens is that when you move the lid the screen goes haywire, scrolling up and down and doesn't stop moving.
The image below shows what it is like. The funny thing is when I try to take screenshot the image shows a perfectly normal screen without the black leaf. I had to take the image below with a camera.
Anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
It is the screen itself that is damaged (the blob). It can be replaced. It also sounds like you may have a bad connection. The video cable is either loose, pnched or something similar.
When I use my laptop at home, I am able to access web pages no problem, but when I am at the college, I can get a connection, I just can't access any web pages. What do I do, what do I click etc.... I was told that I might have a static IP. BUT... I am lucky to remember my name half the time with a brain injury. So can someone PLEASE explain to me (1)What the heck a static IP is, (2)How can I access web pages on my laptop when I am at the college or another location when I have a open connection, and (3)Will I have to change the profile each time I access the internet from a different location?
I see that I have the ConfigFree using the Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network. I can get to the properties if anyone can tell me what I need to do.
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I have a big problem, I have a toshiba satellite Laptop L455D S5976 that wont start has no power no lights in other words dead. I tried a new power adapter cord, I installed new power jack and still no power and no lights. Right now i have the whole laptop disasemable, Also where can i buy a tester to check the motherboard and all the other compoents like the cpu, Heat sink, Memory chips, Especially the motherboard. If anybody can help it's you guys.
Although you do not say so
I tried a new power adapter cord, I installed new power jack and still no power and no lightsClick to expand...
and presuming the battery was flat and it could not therefore be tested on battery only without charging the same - I presume you did try a new POWER adapter, as against just the connecting cable and new power mini jack socket
Or at least test that you had an output from the adapter
The answer to the actual question is you cannot, there is no such thing as ONE tester for what you specify
The heat sink would not STOP it posting, even if it cut out as soon as it detected overheat on the processor
Presuming that it has more than one stick of ram, simply removing one and swopping over before of course you dismantled it was the test for that
However although a failed ram stick may stop it booting it would not stop the power led illuminating on the laptop
My opinion is, with no power led whatsoever and if you have eliminated power supply as first mentioned
capacitor failure on board on circuit that takes power from connections of jack.
It may of course NOT be so, but that is in my experience favourite
hey guys, i have been working on this laptop for about a day now and im completely lost.. when i boot up the machine it freezes at the starting windows screen; i have tired to boot into safe mode and also last good known config.. neither work. i created a windows repair disk and installed it into the computer; windows wont fix the problem with startup repair option.. i have resat the ram in the computer just to see if that would fix it;
I'd suggest testing the hard drive.
In order to test the hard drive you can run one of the diagnostic programs below. The files, in ISO format, will need to be burned to a CD using a program that can burn CD image files (burnaware or imgburn).
Hitachi Drive Fitness Test
Downloads | HGST Storage
WD Support / Downloads / Select Product
(choose your product and select Data Lifeguard Diagnostic)
SeaTools | Seagate
My name is Ken and I am trying to repair a customer's Toshiba Satellite laptop. It had Windows XP loaded and when it boots it will only get as far as:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
I saw on one website to press 0, F1 or F8 to get the hard drive disk utility to come up on the screen but it only displays the message that I detailed above. I also ensured that the CD/DVD was the first boot device and I tried to reload the operating system with a Win XP disk that I have but the same message appears.
I cannot get past this message no matter what I do.
And to make matters worse, the customer doesn't have the original Setup CD-ROM. I guess what i'm looking for is an original setup disk.
Which O.S are u using
U didnt specify the o.s u re using but from my experience with o.s i guess it is win xp. Now if u can get a sata win x.p with will correct the issue,note there is the normal x.p software and there is also sata get that and see the end result
I have a Toshiba laptop satellite 5205-S503 and have installed a Toshiba WI-FI card. My broadband router is a D-Link 614+. I can't not get the laptop to see the router, although it does seem to know the desktop computer name. I'm kinda new at this WI-FI game. Toshiba wasn't much help although they did teach me how to turn on the laptop WI-FI switch. I am running Windows XP. I have the router connected with a Cat 5 cable to both the desk top and lap top successfully. When I try to connect the laptop via WI-FI, I am unsuccessful. I do get icons in the tray, however.
Anybody got an idea of what I need to do to go wireless?
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