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laptop will not boot (No video/No HDD Activity), Boot sector bad??

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#1 ICE334


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:31 PM

I have a toshiba Satellite l305d-S5868. Has been working fine until a couple of days ago i powered it on, the fan and lights came on but shows no video nor does the hdd led light come on.All RAM sticks are good. I took the HDD out and installed it into an HDD adapter and plugged it up to my other laptop so i can use my files which i am currently doing. The HDD is fine so it has to be something with laptop itself. I was told it couldbe the CMOS battery (Ordered one should be here anytime, its the kind that needs to be soldered, no problem). While im waiting for that to arrive i was also told it could be a damaged Boot sector..?? How do i fix a damaged Boot sector if i have no video?? thanksfor any help


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 07:32 AM

I would guess that the integrated video card is toast (extreme overheating), the BIOS has run amok and/or the motherboard is all janked-up (damaged).

Try removing the RAM > replace RAM > push the start button.

Tap a few times on the processor socket and try to start the machine.


If no luck > Good luck.


Hoping I am wrong,


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