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Intermittent Toshiba Tecra S1 display/lockup

By jamoosee
Oct 29, 2007
  1. Previously my Tecra laptop would not start up. A friend finally got it to boot by basically twisting the base of it over the corner of a table. Will now boot but randomly will lock up/freeze etc. Took it apart (luckily no parts leftover when put back together) and reseated all connectors. Same intermittent problem May be a cold solder joint but could not visually see any. There are 1000's of course.

    Has anybody seen a similar problem ? Would appreciate a direction to follow. I do get the bunch of horizontal and vertical lines on the display intermittently as well, especially if I press down hard on any key.
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It being a lappy, you need to seek professional help really.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Which one you have?

    8000
    8100

    I've done the samething to get one to work from spare parts from another. I got one working with wireless card. They use to sell for $4,000 but today nah!

    The LCD panel is gone you need to replace it or find another one just like it would be cheaper.
     
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