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Re: Motherboard for Toshiba
Here is one place that has your system board: http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/devicetype-vendor-modelline-modelseries-partlist.aspx?devicetype=0&vendorlevel=ModelSeries&modelseriescatid=51028&partcatid=140747&filter=2
I would also suggest a search on Ebay, you may luck out and find a laptop with a cracked LCD and a good system board.
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Don't even think about buying a second hand /used one, you are just asking for problems unless you actually see it come out of a working machine. You may as well buy a new laptop. Are you sure it's a motherboard problem.
You need to contact the Toshiba support center close to your place to get the replacement motherboard. Now before this is ordered estimate the total cost of the board, including freight/insurance. If higher than expected you must try to get yourr old set bartered for spares and then decide to go in for a new laptop.-- even if the cost is higher by spending an extra 30 %. to the cost of the new board.
A new replacement motherboard will cost about $200, the labor to install it at a repair shop (a complicated job that requires plenty of experience) another $100, depending on the country you live in.
So you have to choose between spending $300 on an old laptop or $500 on a new better one. I would chose the second.
The video chip is part of the motherboard. FixYa does not do repairs on any equipment. You need to take it to a computer repair shop to fit a replacement motherboard, provided there is one available. In most cases it is better to put your money towards a new and better laptop, and may be a better alternative. You can remove the hard disk from the Toshiba and put it into an USB hard drive adapter case and use it as an external USB hard drive.
Yes, it is possible for you to get another motherboard for it, but I dont guarantee that you will get a new one. It all depends on your country though, because here in my country you can easily get a motherboard for it, for just 142dollars and even if you are very lucky, you can get A very new one, which will be removed from a laptop of the same type for you....well I would say it's going to be worth it ONLY if you want to be using it for low-memory demanding applications...or better still you can just upgrade it...i.e your RAM size...not the CPU this time around.
I don't know if you've ever replaced the motherboard in a laptop, but it can be a serious chore - even damaging to the LCD connector and other devices if you're not careful. Oftentimes the cost of a replacement board is 50-75% of the cost of a new laptop, so you might consider that venue.
If you provide a model number we can help you find prices for the board.
If it is still under warranty, you'd save yourself a lot of time and money if you just send it in for repair. If it isn't, the way to test if the RAM is bad is by trying to use the stick in another laptop or by trying to replace the RAM you currently have with RAM that you know is working (has worked on another computer). If the problem is with the motherboard or CPU, for most people it's better to just sell the laptop AS-IS with a good description on eBay and buy a new laptop.