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Hi everyone I have a toshiba A505D-S6958 laptop! The screen is staying black! Hard drive n fan is good! Hooked to another monitor still can't see anything (tried 3 diff hard drives to make sure)! I made sure the pins were not stuck where I shut down the top! It is running Vista! I have tried hard shutdowns etc! Since I can't see the screen I can't go in and change any power options! It is not getting hot etc! There is very little on th HD! Please help before I take a sledge hammer and a bottle of Valium! I need the laptop for many reasons! Thanks

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Before hammering that thing, have somebody give you an estimate on changing the graphics card.

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You've probably got to have your computer configured to boot from a rescue CD before it can recognize and install the new harddrive. Also make sure that there is an operating system installed on the hard drive . If not it will not do anything until you install one. This will be automatic if you install a new XP or Vista DVD into the computer's DVD drive the reboot.

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