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Problem with Motherboard

I have a problem with my Toshiba laptop. When I attempt to turn it on, nothing happens. All that happens is that the noise that usually is heard when I boot up my laptop is emitted. Sometimes the screen turns on and the Toshiba logo comes up but then it either turns black or is filled with weird lines. I took it to a repair place that specializes in Toshiba laptops and they said it had something to do with my motherboard. The label on the bottom says: Toshiba SPM30 Model No. PSM35E-002EE-AR. They couldnt find this piece so if you guys know how I could get it, that would be really helpful.


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Re: Problem with Motherboard

I had the same problem. I took it to my nearest toshiba repair center, turned out the hard disk was defective/corrupt, the tech repair guy replaced it and it worked inmediately. Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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