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Alright so I obtained this laptop today, and it was run over by a car. I looked at it, it turns on, but no POST. The screen has a really bad crack, so that's gone. But I hooked it up to my monitor and nothing. No HDD activity, no beeps, no post. The laptop itself though is in great condition. No physical damage anywhere except the LCD. I took it apart completely, and no damage inside either. No cracks or anything.

It's a nice Toshiba 17" widescreen, with a Centrino Duo. I'd love to fix it, and I'll buy a new LCD for it, as long as I can get it to work.

The CPU fan spins up, power light goes on, but nothing showing on the external monitor I hooked it up to, no HDD activity, and no beeps.

So anything else I can do before I go blowing it up as a PR stunt for my site?
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Hard drives are very sensitive and I bet that its what is broken. Try swapping another hard drive if you have one.
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Lol, no clue.
But PR Stun????
For your site????
    
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Hard drives are very sensitive and I bet that its what is broken. Try swapping another hard drive if you have one.
I don't have another one, but I can try a linux live cd? But would that prevent post? Do laptops even beep during post?

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Lol, no clue.
But PR Stun????
For your site????
I figure I can film from an angle that shows the power light on but not the screen, and blow it up. People like to see "working" new stuff blown up, right? Warranty doesn't cover it anyways.
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post #5 of 51
check the connection from vga to mobo. if there was stress on the casing of the laptop it might have damaged the vga port connection. otherwise, its probably the hard drive
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Wait, How was it ran over by a car???
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I don't have another one, but I can try a linux live cd? But would that prevent post? Do laptops even beep during post?
mine doesnt
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Quote:
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I figure I can film from an angle that shows the power light on but not the screen, and blow it up. People like to see "working" new stuff blown up, right? Warranty doesn't cover it anyways.
Ahh i see, but whats "your site" linky please??
    
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Wait, How was it ran over by a car???
That's the obvious question yes.
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post #10 of 51
Dont you have to configure it to output to the monitor if you hook up to the monitor port? With my laptop that is how it works.. You have to go into properties, advanced, displays and configure the monitor output.

As for no HDD activity, are you sure? Usually laptops dont beep when turning on, but they usualyl output a post to the screen (which in this case is busted) Is there a key on the keyboard to send the image to an external source? I have an IBM, and the special "Fn" button + F7 makes it output an image using the monitor port.
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