Toshiba Satellite has a bad graphis card

August 19, 2017 at 05:30:37
Specs: Windows 10
my Toshiba Satellite laptop is a year old and the graphics card is bad. Took it to a tech repair guy I have used for years, he said there is no fix and that I have a $400 paperweight. I will never buy another Toshiba product!

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#1
August 19, 2017 at 05:59:55
Laptops generally don't have graphics "cards" except for high end models. "Normal" laptops have the graphics integrated into the motherboard or the CPU. You didn't provide a model number but since you said your laptop is a year old, the graphics are likely integrated in the CPU, so a new CPU should fix the problem.

"he said there is no fix and that I have a $400 paperweight"

There IS a fix, he just doesn't want to do the work. Find a different repair guy.


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#2
August 19, 2017 at 06:28:49
Well, everything's soldered onto the MB, so the "fix" is to get a new MB. Include the labor, and you're probably looking at spending $450 to fix a $400 PoS. That's IF anyone's selling replacement MBs for that make/model.

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#3
August 19, 2017 at 16:09:28
In other words, cut your losses and purchase a new one. Your original repair guy probably does not want to sped the time researching your model for parts prices and figuring the labor when the price to repair it would be more than it is worth and close to the price for a new one. Save it and add to it for a better model. This is one area (not the only one) that is rarely worth repairing on laptops. If you were capable of doing the work and had the knowledge to find the right parts you might be able to do it for the cost of parts but that is not the case here.

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#4
August 19, 2017 at 16:31:23
I bought a Dell today.
The Toshiba is in the recycle bin...
Problem Solved...for $900

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#5
August 19, 2017 at 23:28:26
It's kinda late now, but what made you think it was a problem with graphics? Seeing nothing on the screen can be due to all kinds of hardware failure other than video.

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