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Toshiba f10 hi i hope some one can help i am tryng to remove the back cover of my f10. i have removed all the screws but it just does nt want to give. fearing i my break the cover i need help many thanks gal

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I know my PCI card, Radeon 1300xt is three yrs old, works great but the fan has recently started to grind loudly so I took it out, can this be fixed? Or do I have ti invest another $120.00


yes it can be fixed but i would highly reccomend upgrading you can get a nice card for thats far more powerful for under 100 bucks from tigerdirect.com

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How to avoid replacing the motherboard due to a video issue


This tip applies to the Dell Inspiron 5160 but may apply to other models, even makes. Note: This requires a moderate skill level to do.
Condition:
The video works fine intermittently pixelates or goes blank even using an external monitor.
Solution:
Spend $200 on a motherboard or check this. Take the keyboard out & remove the lcd screen assembly.This will rule out the lcd & inverter as a problem. The lcd assembly is fairly easy to remove as a complete unit, no need to take the whole thing apart. Then hook up an external keyboard, mouse & monitor. Power the unit up. As soon as there's a picture on the monitor you can now try this test to verify what I've come across. Lightly press on on the metal shield directly on the screw that holds it to the video card assebly. This is a little left of center under where the keyboard was & it is the only screw that is remaining holding the shield in place. If the screen starts to act up, then you have to do this to correct it.
Power the unit down, disconnect the ac adapter, remove the battery & disconnect all the externals you connected previously. Now put the unit on a solid surface with ample light to work in. Remove the metal shield you pressed on by removing the recessed screw holding it down. Slide the shield toward the rear slightly, gently lift the right side of it & slide toward the right side of the unit to remove it. Remove the 2 screws in the center under where the lcd was. Turn the unit over & remove all the screws from the bottom, including the hard drive itself. Note the screw under where the hard drive was & under where the battery was, be sure to remove them also. Flip the unit back over & take the top plastic off, theres a plug for the mouse pad that needs to be disconnected, it just unplugs, no ribbon cables to fuss with. Now this exposes the cpu heat sink & fan. Remove the heatsink & fan assembly. Remove the video card, 2 screws diagnonaly hold it down. Theres a small heatsink by the cpu covering some transitors, remove the 2 screws holding it down, unless it just pops off with the bosses still attached like the one I was working on did. If this happens, then you found what caused the whole problem to begin with!
Here's the fix:
You'll need to separate those screws from the bosses. Just hold the boss still with a needle nose plier while removing them. Ok,here we go. Using a small flat head screw driver,such as a jeweler's, carefully scrape the area where the bosses would be attached to the board,taking care not to scratch the motherboard itself. It doesn't have to be super shiny,just as good as you can get it without getting crazy. Clean the bottom of the bosses using the same method. Now you need epoxy, I reccomend a one to five minute epoxy like Perma Poxy Clear from Permatex. To do this whole repair I removed the entire motherboard, but it's not neccesary,just makes it easier to work on. Mix a small amount of epoxy & dip each boss bottom first (the side with the nub that goes in the board,not the sides or the threaded end). Do one boss at a time. You got to be quick, since the epoxy will set in 60 seconds to 3 minutes,depending on which epoxy you chose. Install a boss onto the board,they are 2 different sizes, so you can't mix them up & hold it firmly in place for about 20 seconds, then do the other,same way. Once both are in, you should still have a little time before the epoxy sets, so press & hold them down firmly for atleast 60 seconds. Ok, the hard parts are over! I'd wait 2 hours before starting re-assembly. Reverse the process to reassemble. When you tighten the screws for the bosses you fixed,take care to just snug them. There's not much holding them solid to the board, although it's surely stronger than factory now. When you put the video card heat sink in tighten those real tight all but the one closest to the cpu, this one is one that was repaired. that one just gets snugged.Re-install the cpu heatsink & fan assembly, make sure to wipe all the old thermal paste off & put new on the cpu, use Artic Silver or equivalent. I usually put a dot (this is about the size of a pencil eraser) dead center of the cpu & 4 additonal smaller dots near each corner. You don't want it oozing out the sides. When you tighten the video card itself back down, you should really crank down abit on the 2 diagnonal ones you removed earlier, don't go nuts though. When you get to the top metal sheild part, the same applies to the recessed screw, tighten it hard. Re-assemble to the point where we were in the beginning for the test, leaving the keyboard & lcd off. Put the battery back in, plug all the externals back in the way it was for the initial test. Power the unit on & perform the same test as in the beginning. The screen should work well, you'll find if you press too hard the screen may act up. This is as good as it gets,hopefully it takes significantly greater force if it does happen. The reason this screen problem was those loose bosses allowing the video card to move ever so slightly & over time has either loosened the connection in the socket or the connection at the motherboard itself. There's no absolute fix other then to replace the motherboard for a current cost of $200, not worth it for an older machine. If you're a pefectionist, like myself, you can try to stablize the video card further by finding a way to hold it from moving/vibrating by fashioning a bracket or something on the end that that the card plugs into. I'm still working on that part at the moment, I just wanted to post this while it was fresh in my mind. I've included some pics of the board & bosses so you can see what to look for. It's very obvious. I hope this helps, I could not give a complete guide to this repair in laymens terms, nor go absolutely screw by screw on this repair due to it would take about 4,000,000 words & whole lot of pics to do so. Like I said in the beginning, this repair is assuming that the person attempting this has a moderate skill level with taking things apart or knows what they are doing. A complete beginner should NOT attempt this repair!
Good luck, not a total gauruntee for a fix, but it worked for me. The extra re-inforcement of the video card is up to your own creative talent, just make sure whatever it is doesn't interfere with the keyboard installation or pushes that metal shield up. Pics are at this photo bucket link due to file size: http://s648.photobucket.com/albums/uu210/mackbolan/Me%20and%20the%20Dell%205160%20saga/

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Overheat so many lines in my monitor


check if you video card Fan if running properly...maybe the fan is stuckup...
you can repair it by your self...remove the 4 screws on it...then remove the fan ...you will see the sticker cover under it then remove it...then you will see the bushing or fan rotor...apply a little amount of oil in the center of bushing...then check the fan if ok...then put it back..


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ASUS LGA775 mother board


1.Power down your PC.
2.Locate a rocker-style switch at the back of your PC (if applicable), and switch it from the on position (I) to the off position (O).
3.Find the 3-pin jumper near the power supply, typically labeled "clear cmos" or "reset bios".
4.Remove the jumper from the default position (typically connecting the 1st and 2nd pins).
5.Replace the jumper to connect the 2nd and 3rd pins.
6.Push the power button on the front of your PC once.
7.Wait a minute.
8.Return the jumper to its default position, connecting the 1st and 2nd pins.
9.Move the rocker-style switch at the back of your PC (if applicable), to the on (I) position.
10.Power on your PC with its front power button.
If it doesn't work go to alternate options

Alternate Method
1.Locate a rocker-style switch at the back of your PC (if applicable), and switch it from the on position (I) to the off position (O).
2.Remove the CMOS battery. This should be a regular 3V, round, flat watch battery.
3.Wait at least 5 minutes.
4.Reinsert the CMOS battery.
5.Move the rocker-style switch at the back of your PC (if applicable), to the on (I) position.
6.Power on your PC with its front power button.

Alternate Method
1.Turn on your computer and press the key on your keyboard to enter the BIOS. This is typically the Del (delete) key. Pre-built systems from major manufacturers may use a function key such as F1, F2, or F10.
2.Go to the last tab or page of your BIOS.
3.Select an option similar to "restore factory settings".
4.Save your changes and confirm your selection if necessary. This will often be combined with the process of exiting a BIOS. Some BIOS types may have this as a separate option such as "F10: Save Changes".

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How to remove tha onboard RAM in dell laptop


Hi,
You can go to the following link and select the model number of the dell you own. Download the service manual and it would show you how to remove memory
http://tinyurl.com/2xygwm


In case you need help on the forum, give us the model number or the servicetag of your dell and we would reply back with the steps for removing the memory sticks


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External monitor connection problem


The problem is with the laptop. The femal VGA port is slodered to the motherboard. Once the laptop's MB has been removed you'll most likely find the solder holding the VGA in place is most likely cracked/loose. The fix would be to remove the old solider & apply new.
I can't guide you through disemble, its complex. I can include a site to help you with this.
http://www.laptopka.com/2006/03/18/removing-laptop-motherboard/

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/Toshiba-Satellite-A105/remove-motherboard-1.htm
If you find this all a little too involved it might be worth taking it to a pro.
At this link you can order A105 parts if needed.
http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/Toshiba,Satellite,A105,PSAA2U-01T018,Laptop,Parts.aspx

I hope this helps you kevinwaynewh!
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Installing RAM and a new graphics card..


Heres what ya do to replace it yourself:

1. Unplug everything
2. Remove and jewwrely, watches, etc..
3. Set computer on a level table
4. Before opening the case, touch metal on the case for 15 seconds.
5. remove the screws, Take out old videocard and be carefull to lift up on the latch if it has one.
6. Take out old RAM by removing each latch on both sides of the RAM.
7. Store videocard & RAM in an antistatic bag if you have one. A cardboard box works too.
8. put in new videocard vertically where old one was and place back screws.
9. Put in the RAM. (May go in hard) Put in the RAM vertically and make sure the latches are secure.
10. Put back on case cover.
11. Turn on computer after plugging everything back in.
12. Done and hopefully it works.

It will cost about $20 - $50 for best buy to do this and will take about 30mins either way.

Having someone at best buy do it is a better choice if you have never done it before but its your call.

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Qosmio F10 graphics card failure


If you're in the UK you have the law on your side: the Sale of Goods Act protects consumers by requiring goods to be "of merchantable quality". The notorious failure rate of the graphics card on the Toshiba F10 series suggests that this model is faulty by manufacture (have a look on the Toshiba support forums for a few examples in case you need to contact your local Trading Standards Office for support when dealing with Toshiba).

What this means in practice is the machine as sold is not fit for purpose. Don't be fobbed off by "warranty" nonsense either: it is reasonable to expect an expensive laptop to work for seven or eight years, not a mere 12 months. Again, consumer law is on your side. In the first instance your contract is with the retailer, so avoid going direct to Toshiba for as long as you possibly can. Pursue the retailer for a replacement, insisting on your right to be supplied with goods of merchantable quality.

When the original graphics card on the F10 fails, it is replaced by Toshiba service agents with a new motherboard with an integrated Go6600 video card. This puts an extra burden on the battery, reducing its life by 20-25%, so you might push for a replacement battery as well.

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