My laptop died. I took it to an authorized toshiba shop. they put in a newmother board/ NOW it runs slow,it doesn't recognize the cd rom and the dual mouse pad doesn't light up & or change. i can't find "system restore" anywhere. can you help me?
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Re: my laptop is a mess
Try right clicking my computer and choosing manage. Look in device manager and list all the parts which have an X by them. You can right click them and choose update driver. You should work through the wizard and it will find them itself. when the driver is correct it will no longer have the red X by it. Do each one in turn. An alternative is to go to Toshiba Website on their support/drivers/downloads section and put in your model number. You will need to look for drivers for your particular operating system and download them. You wont be able to use drivers which are not for your system and which are not for your operating system. Toshiba very often put a folder on your C drive called something like toshiba or drivers and there are often subfolders in there with drivers in it. You should really take it back to the people who replaced your motherboard as they have not finished the job.
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That is a common problem with the Toshiba. The center pin tends to get broken off. I have had to repair them by either installing a new mother board, or removing the mother boars and soldering in a new power port.
could be the A/C connector on the mother board this would have to be replaced by a TECH if your cord is good and you have voltage coming out of the end of the cord that plugs in to the laptop then your A/C connector on the mother bord is bad and its a common problem this happens with use, if the laptop is new then return it if not it could cost $120.00 to fix. GOOD LUCK
What made you suspect the compund? You're probably right though. The fan has died or is too slow. The CPU and the video chip are what the fan is protecting. It might require a new CPU chip and fan. If it's the video chip, then a new mother board is in your future.
new board, the actual ram slot is toast, you can get a replacement board from Toshiba themselves but at a retarded price, at this point cheapest thing to do would be to just put in one 2 gig stick in the working slot so at least you have 2 gigs and forget about the other one (replacement mother-board for your machine is roughly 200 bucks) i checked it at work (future-shop)
Second, Slow boot=new mobo? I am very sceptical about that diagnosis.
A few questions if I may. Are there more than 6 icons in your system tray?(lower right corner) Are there any programs in the startup folder? Start/allprograms/startup. Have you de-fragged the comp in a while?
After that, consider this. Can you get a newer laptop for 700 bucks? OK, not as nice as yours. Isn't it still under warranty?