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Solved: Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934 laptop screen black

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Grave_Digger, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. Grave_Digger

    Grave_Digger Thread Starter

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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??


    http://www.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-l305d-s5934/4505-3121_7-33884904.html

    Graphics ProcessorATI Radeon 3100 HyperMemory
     
  2. Triple6

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    The graphics chip is soldered onto the motherboard, you replace it by replacing the entire motherboard.

    So you have tried different RAM, one stick at a time? Is that what you meant by switching out RAM? Or that this problem started after you installed new RAM?

    Unless you find a really cheap motherboard, that's exactly the same, it just doesn't make sense to fix a 5 year old entry level laptop.
     
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    I first switch both slots but didnt think of just placing one then restarting.

    Do you recommed unplugging the lcd connection and then placing it back on?
     
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    You can reconnect the LCD panel, it may have come lose.
     
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    how did you know that the graphics card is soldered on??
     
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    In a lot of laptops the graphics cards are part of the motherboards.as was stated above the whole motherboard may have to be replaced.
     
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    The Radeon HD 3100 is part of the chipset, therefore it is not removal.
     
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    Thank you all. How come am not about to switchout the lcd screen with another screen thruough fn keys? Its because of the graphics card?
     
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    If the graphics chip or motherboard is dead then it won't display anything from an external monitor either.
     
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    When a motherboard goes bad all you can do is replace them they cant be fixed. and again if the graphics or video chip is in the board it has to be replaced. without a working motherboard the computer isnt going to be able to do much of anything until its repaired.
     
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