Question about Toshiba Tecra 510CDT (P000224080) Motherboard

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Dispaying broad colourfull vertical lines.

Hi, I have been given a very old Tecra 510cdt/2.1, circa stone age.
I am not techno able, but am guessing the vertical lines suggest graphic/video card problems??. If so, could you please tell me where I can buy a card, roughly at what price, and how to fit it myself???.
This laptop also ignores discs in its cd rom driver, which I also need advice/help with. Any help or advice would be great.
Thank you for your time.
x liliz4th

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  • liliz4th Jan 28, 2008

    Hi djnick989,
    how are you,
    Wow that was a fast reply!!, thank you so much.
    As I am not in the least techno savvy,I am struggling to follow your advise!, think you may be typing too fast for me!!ha!. I am in England so you may have to shout louder too!!.
    I am brave enough to try replacing the parts myself, but you seem to imply I need many?!, and they will be expensive??. I do have a good computer, I just like a challenge and do not like throwing stuff away. The tecra has been upgraded to Win/98, in the past. Have to say, these old laptops are much more substantial than the newer variety, I am tempted to press on. Where do I find the video ram?.

    Thanks again djnick989. xliliz4th

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Hi how are u 1st off replacing aonbord video not that easy its built on motherbord ok would need new bord and

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    cd rom drive if thers firmware update from ther website that would help read new disk but if older model will have hard time if u have usb ports u can buy a dvd rw burner on side throw usb prot extnal one

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    u would need a new mobo tho for video repair does the video vga out port work on a reg crt screen use it that way instead it could lcd screen also going bad

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    http://www.impactcomputers.com/toshiba-t...

    hers the parts list for yours also

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    ever single litte part they sell it there 70 bucks for motherbord but ther tricky getting in and out u could sell it as is on ebay toward new one also dont forgetto mark this as fix ya now ok

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    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008




    Model name/No.

    Tecra 510CDT / PA1232U-T2xx

    Processor

    Intel Pentium(R) 133MHz w/VRT

    Memory(MAX)

    16MB/144MB

    HDD

    2.02GB

    Display

    Display

    TFT Active Matrix Color 12.1 968x726

    Display controller

    C&T HIQV32 (CT65550)

    Video RAM

    2MB

    Sound

    CS4232, OPL3(YMF262), YAC512

    PC Card controller

    TypeIIx2 or TypeIIIx1

    IrDA

    IrDA 1.1:4Mbps

    USB

    (none)

    Modem

    28.8/14.4Kpbs Data/Fax/Voice

    LAN

    (none)

    Last update

    11-18-2004 these are your specks

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    u could cheak your video ram pop it out back in once

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    your welcome buddie anytime u need anyting come back talk to me mark tis ass fix ya then and vote

  • nick helpap
    nick helpap Jan 28, 2008

    video ram on bottem usally under a door

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