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Display problem i have problem with the display on my m2. when it's turned on all i get is a screen that has multicoloured vertical lines. i've connected an external monitor that i know works to the vga port and the monitor didn't get a signal. i'm wondering if it is a problem with the internal video card or a problem with the mobo it's self. if it is the video card is that part replaceable?

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That does sound like a video card problem. You may be able to replace just the video card if it is it's own component. If it's integrated in to the motherboard, then you will have to replacement the motherboard.

Try contacting Toshiba directly. There is a "Contact" link on the top right-hand side of the page.

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