Qosmio G15 , display problem , only 8 months old and these machines are droping like flies Toshiha have a lot to answer for selling products that are known to have faults and they will not even reply to correspondence I have sent them Shame on you Toshiba DO NOT TOUCH THERE PRODUCTS
I had the same problem, what you need to do is call Pamela Saunders at
Toshiba Corporate in Irving, CA and she will get it repaired for you at
no cost to you regardless of warranty. This is a bad batch of computers.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.
An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.
Re: Nvidia Gfofce FX
The problem is probably that the Nvidea video card solder joints have loosened up and that the video chip needs to be reworked to reseat it. I just did one on a G15 Qosmio. Ebays bammbammfran email@example.com
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
have you tried pulling each stick of ram individually?
if there is still no boot then its safe to say that the motherboard or one of the two video cards has failed. its a pretty common on the qosmio g series
Usually when you see this type of display problem the lcd display needs replacing. Do you know if it was bumped or dropped? That is usually what can cause this. The connector for the screen inside the lid gets shifted just enough to not make a proper contact. Can be fixed but it is a very fiddly thing to do. And usually involves bad language and a few hours of trial and eoor to get it right.
Replacement of the screen is much safer for your sanity and cheaper.
1. search "96.85_forceware_winvista_x86_international_whql" on Google
2. download the file.
3. Run the file and install (you will get FAIL message)
4. Go you "C:\NVIDIA\WinVista\96.85\"
5. OPEN "nv_disp.inf" file
6. ADD -> NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_0347.1% = nv_NV3x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0347 on [Manufacturer] section
7. ADD -> NVIDIA_BR02.DEV_0347.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce Go5700" on Localizable Strings (Bottom of the file)
8. SAVE the file
9. RUN setup
I believe with Toshiba they normally would give you a recovery disk and then a drivers and utilities disk as well. If you don't have both then I would suggest installing windows xp and then go to this page:http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=SB&os=&category=&moid=835452&rpn=PQG10U&modelFilter=G15-AV501&selCategory=3&selFamily=804517Click on the downloads button and from there choose your operating system and you can download the drivers from that page.You'll know which drivers you'll need by going into the device manager and seeing what has a yellow question mark next to it.If you need more help with this let me know and I'll help you more.
Hi Hagfoot see below from member PNWSolutions, I don't know if they were sucessful but worth following up
posted on Dec 24, 2007
PNWSolutions Rank: Master Rating: 77%, 15 votes
I had the same problem, what you need to do is call Pamela Saunders at Toshiba Corporate in Irving, CA and she will get it repaired for you at no cost to you regardless of warranty. This is a bad batch of computers.
The F15 and G15 series Laptops (which we both have), have an Out-of-Warranty fix (for free). This is not normal, as you may know. The reason it's free, the motherboard is defective... I just called today and they're still replacing the motherboard for free!
Go to the Toshiba website and call their Tech Support number. They'll tell you it's out of warranty and they're going to charge you, just ignore all that. When you get your foreign tech support person on the phone, tell them you've read that the F15 and G15 series were defective and were being replaced free (even without warranty). They'll get your product number of the laptop, process the order, ship you a box (pre-paid shipping), you ship the laptop to them, they fix it, they ship it back, you're back in business!