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No display - no post beeps

Similiar problem started once I opened up the case for something and I've worked on laptops for years but I'm thinking that perhaps there's a switch or something that is on the motherboard that isn't being depressed after I put the case back together. I noticed many "safety switches" in the design on this laptop and some laptops don't work properly when they are opened up.... Did you ever find a solution to this issue with your Toshiba Satellite M115?

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Check the ram wasn't dislodged when you opened the case

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