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Broken Lappy. What should I do? Answered

Hey everyone, Im new to this forum, but I visit the site a lot. I just got a Toshiba laptop for free, Not sure what model but it has a huge screen. From what I've been told, the motherboard is broken, but the screen works. Ive tried pressing the power button and nothing happens, but there are those little.. shortcut keys to start internet etc. When I press one, it starts up, but the screen doesnt show anything. Im pretty sure something is just wrong with the wiring, but I have no clue how to fix this. Is there any way to fix it from what you would know? Or is there anything fun I can do to it with the screen or something? I have not touched it in a year now and its collecting dust, so right now, im open to any ideas =]

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

13 years ago

A while back toshiba had a big problem with the video card in certain models of laptops coming loose, do some searching, you might just be able to put it back.

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SpencerRawr
SpencerRawr

13 years ago

Yeah Ive tried through VGA, but still no screen activity. So I'm pretty sure that it's the motherboard as I was told. So right now I'm going to think of things to do with the laptop. I dont know much about the inners of a laptop, but ill figure it out ;) Thanks for the help =] Im thinking I may take it to a professional to check it out. Maybe It can be fixed ( I could use some portability :D )

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BrianKT
BrianKT

13 years ago

Maybe try hooking the laptop to a monitor through VGA or DVI. According to what you wrote, it starts up but the screen doesn't display anything.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

A friend of mine had a similar problem, that the screen showed nothing, and he replaced the whole computer, and let me look at it. Sadly, someone had dropped it, and a trace to a wire was severed and the LCD screen itself was damages a bit at the connections. I am not saying your problem is the same one though. It is really difficult to diagnose an unseen machine.