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I think i killed a toshiba (Working now)

post #1 of 17
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Edit: Fixed

I tried to upgrade the ram and on restart it's just a black screen.
I put the original ram back in to see if it was the new ram and the same thing. I plugged in a lcd and it gets signal but stays black also. I've reseated it several times and always the same.
I can feel the drive spinning but the HDD light only comes on for a second at start and then stays off. I even tried to see if it would post without the HDD but get nothing. I can't find a CMOS to see if resetting the bios would work.

The only thing i know i did wrong was i didn't know it was in stand by when my friend handed it to me so i pulled the battery out when it was running. Not sure if that would fry anything?
I was delicate and took static precautions when installing the new ram.

It's a toshiba satellite a105-s4074.
Anyone have an idea on how to fix this?
Edited by junkxp - 3/22/11 at 10:13am
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post #2 of 17
Try taking the battery out of the machine plus the CMOs battery.
    
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post #3 of 17
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Looking the info here http://kerneltrap.org/node/15419#comment-289681 and http://www.insidemylaptop.com/toshib...ord-by-itself/ that might not work either. Saying i'd have to jump C88 and power it on. I'm uncomfortable with that since i've seen pics of some of the boards this works for and they are not like this one. I've looked for a service manual since yesterday with no luck.
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post #4 of 17
Just take the whole back cover off. (first take the battery out)
then fin the cmos battery and reset it like you would on a pc. Should work
post #5 of 17
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Looks like it's on the top side and soldered if this board is close enough. I can see it has different modem and i don't have anything on the left above the ram. http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptop...herboard-3.htm

Not sure the owner would want me taking it apart since i can't even install simple ram.
Kinda hoping there is something simpler i could try that i haven't thought of. It does run shared vid so i'd guess if the ram wasn't seated correctly that would cause no video and a not post state wouldn't it?
Edited by junkxp - 2/27/11 at 10:02am
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post #6 of 17
Pull battery and unplug. Hold power button for 30 seconds. Power up and you should be okay.

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post #7 of 17
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Unfortunately that didn't work.
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post #8 of 17
If the CMOS is cleared, and Smasher's suggestion didn't work, the only other logical explanation that I can see is something was damaged when the battery was removed while running.
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post #9 of 17
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I haven't cleared it yet just tried his suggestion with the power button.
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post #10 of 17
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I have the ok to pull it apart. I haven't done it yet so not sure if the info on the links i posted in #3 here is correct. If anyone has more info or a service manual for the board it would be great. It's v1.2 but until i pull it that is all i have.
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