Solved Is there a way to fix a broken graphics card in a laptop

December 19, 2013 at 03:09:47
Specs: Windows 7
Hi everyone!

Recently my Toshiba satellite l850 0c9 overheated and my graphics card is now broken. is there a cheap way to fix this problem. btw my screen isn't displaying anything, but i know everything else is working correctly because when i hit the power button i can hear the fan staring up and the hard drive turning on as well as the optical drive make a normal sound.


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December 19, 2013 at 16:07:18
Your laptop has a discrete graphics card. I suggest you try taking the laptop to an AUTHORIZED Toshiba repair center to see if it is worth repairing. The laptop has some pretty good specs and may be worth repairing.


#1
December 19, 2013 at 05:09:42
I doubt it (without excessive expense). I'm pretty sure that the graphics in that laptop are integrated into the motherboard.

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#2
December 19, 2013 at 08:03:07
How do you know it's the graphics card and not the monitor?

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#3
December 19, 2013 at 09:32:17
try plugging in a external monitor to the laptop then boot it up if you get a picture great.if not you more than likely have a bad graphics chip on your motherboard which isnt cheap to fix but if your laptop was expensive may have a video card which could be replaced cheaper but if you dont use it only for a desktop dont move it around then your cheapest fix would be another external monitor you may have to press fn plus i think its f5 to enable external once you turn it on

Davidw

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#4
December 19, 2013 at 13:13:58
Davidw

If the external monitor displays a picture then the the conclusion would be that the laptop display is the issue, not the graphics chip.

time, do you see anything when you first start up the laptop?


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#5
December 19, 2013 at 13:29:30
I tried an external monitor nothing came up on the display

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#6
December 19, 2013 at 14:10:14
thank you on the hill i just reread my post and realized i had messed up sorry

Davidw


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#7
December 19, 2013 at 14:31:31
other hill
i dont see anything come up on the screen

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#8
December 19, 2013 at 16:07:18
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Your laptop has a discrete graphics card. I suggest you try taking the laptop to an AUTHORIZED Toshiba repair center to see if it is worth repairing. The laptop has some pretty good specs and may be worth repairing.

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#9
December 19, 2013 at 16:17:22
I've had problems with it before. I had to get the bios chip replaced because the the bios update corrupted the ram which stuffed up the bios chip. Also when I got the laptop the graphics card wasn't installed on the system.

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#10
December 19, 2013 at 17:24:11
i would make take it back to toshiba.again and see if its worth repairing or not and if you have problems with them make sure you trry and get them to resolve the issue.

Davidw


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#11
December 20, 2013 at 02:49:28
Thanks for all your help guys. Anybody know how much it will cost to get if fixed?

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#12
December 20, 2013 at 03:20:37
just have to take to them and find out

Davidw


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#13
December 20, 2013 at 04:19:04
My bad. I misread L850 as 1850.

That is a much more modern laptop so it's worth getting an estimate for the cost of a repair. Presumably it is out of warranty?


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