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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Power supply board is dead.U have a LED light indicator on LCD panel flashing?The tv is completely dead,no LED light at all?Tries Website like Shopjimmy.com.Ebay.com to buy a refurbish power supply for the replacement.
A lightning strike to the phone line can kill the line interface while the computer interface is still ok. This would produce the symptoms you describe. If you can open the modem, look around the phone line connector for burnt components or burning on the board.
This might also stop the phone line from working when the modem is connected, ie another phone on the same line will produce no dial tone with themodem connected.
If this is the case a new modem will be the cheapest way out of this.
According to Toshiba, there has been a battery recall for your specific model.
If that is the case I would definitely contact Toshiba support about it. Maybe you will get a free battery out of the deal. Who knows.
Here is the link and the list(your model is highlighted)
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/bulletin.jsp?soid=1501060 Sony Battery Pack Recall ProgramsDocument ID:
Public Applicable Models:
Try an external monitor - if that works then your screen or cable is faulty. If not try replacing the ram - if you are using two sticks of ram try booting with each stick individually to see if one of them is faulty. If it does not show a display with known good ram of the correct type then it may be the processor that is faulty.