|A month or two ago, I took my laptop apart to clean it out and I reformatted the drive. It was having issues with generally being slow. That problem was fixed. I now have two new problems. I'm experienced in software and programming, but I am new to hardware. I plan on buying computer parts to build my new computer, but until that can happen, I need to be able to use this one.|
Issue one: My sound no longer works. I believe I need a new sound card. I don't think it's a missing driver because my sound was messing up before. The sound would sputter and stop for a couple seconds, like the computer was freezing, but it wouldn't actually freeze, only the sound would. Sometimes the sound would make crackling noises and I would have to wait it out or turn the sound off to get it to stop.
Issue two: My display keeps malfunctioning. I don't know how to explain it too well, but it basically seems like a cable inside the computer might be loose or faulty. Every once in a while, or repeatedly throughout the day, the screen will all of a sudden become jumbled and scratchy. If I try to wait it out, the computer will reboot. I usually just force a reboot. I would take apart my laptop to see what the issue is (perhaps I didn't reattach the right cable to the motherboard correctly last time I took it apart?), but I'm honestly worried about messing my computer up even more. I'm not sure what I did wrong, since I was very careful when I took my laptop apart. It was the third time I have done that with this computer, and every other time I disassembled a computer, it worked fine or better afterwards.
Toshiba Satellite L305D
Running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
CPU AMD Turion X2 64 bit
If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. My friends think I'm the "ultimate nerd" or something, but I feel like I know so little, especially when it comes to hardware issues.