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Dropped Toshiba Satellite A45-S151


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#1 lnm

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

My son dropped my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A45-S151) and now it only shows a partial display--about a quarter of the screen, then just gray lines--and doesn't function beyond that. I had recently installed more memory and the computer was more than adequate for my needs; I'd like to repair it if possible. Is this realistic or would the repair cost more than the computer?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 04:28 PM

Can you take a picture of the monitor it is likely that it is cracked.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:04 AM

Here is the spare screen part you need.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:17 PM

Hi

UGH! I have a 5 year old so I can sympathize with your situation.

If you are not ready to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a new laptop (or $195 for a new screen for yours and then figure out how to install it yourself :) ) then you might consider watching eBay for the same laptop that you have and then putting your current hard drive (if it was not damaged by the fall) into it.

I see that one sold recently for $71 BUT did not include a hard drive(no problem for you if it was not damaged by the fall) and no power cord (again no problem for you).

If you do that, make sure the seller has lots of feedback that is %100 positive, accepts returns and contact them before bidding to verify everything is exactly what you need. For example the aforementioned sale kind of mentioned the missing power cord and hard drive in the fine print and not the title. Given a month or two, you should find what you need for under $100.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:58 PM

To verify that the rest of the laptop is functional do you have a monitor you can hook to the Toshiba and see if it is booting normally. If it was running when dropped that may not be good news.

Before spending any money test it.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

I would to exactly that as well.
Plug an external monitor into it and see if the display is ok and that the system boots properly.
Might have an issue with the hard drive since it has been dropped.
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#7 lnm

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:30 PM

Thank you all for your fast replies!
Attached is a picture of what the screen looks like. I don't have a monitor to hook the Toshiba to, but I think it is booting normally: I can get to the sign-on screen, just can't see the pointer to know where to log in, since that half of the screen is just flickering blue lines.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

I would take it in and have them see if the cable is loose.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:59 PM

Thank you--I'll do it!
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