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Toshiba Satellite M30X-S191TD killed by lightning

Surge on the phone line to the modem took it out. Now no lights, no action, no nothing. I suspect the motherboard is fried, but could it be the power supply or a short in the modem? Maybe even a fuse?? If it's the mobo, must I replace it with the exact same one, or would one from another related Toshiba model (M30, M35, M?? line) also work? A quick scan of the web turns up a few replacement mobos in the $300-$400 which seems like an awful lot to spend to resurrect a 1.4GHz celeron-driven laptop. Anybody know which component might have popped when the lightning hit? I used to do component-level repairs on pcboards, so no prob replacing a cap, diode, or whatever.

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Martin

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2) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaM35X/satM35X_1.htm

3) http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaM35X/Satellite-M35X-display-1.htm

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A) Buy and wear an ESD wrist strap. Average cost is around $3 to $6.
Connect the alligator clip to a good ground source.
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Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

IF, the computer is still good you need to give it a fighting chance.

B) Use a multi-compartment container for the various screws you will remove.
Label each compartment for the area the screw/s come out of.

There are MANY screws that look VERY similar to other screws.
DO NOT mix them up.

C) Make a personal record as you disassemble.
Make notes, and drawings. (Legible)
Use a digital camera, or video camera if available. Use good lighting.

It's nice to have a personal record to refer back to, in case you are interrupted.

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  8. When the installation is complete, click Exit and then OK to close the Toshiba Recovery and Applications CD window.

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