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john albrich May 30, 2012, 06:37am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Satellite Shutdown
Laptop Willie said:
...If replacing the board, one must be sure to get the second generation chip. Otherwise, the problem will happen again over time.


The logical follow-up is how does one determine one has or is getting a "second generation chip"? (or later generation, if available)

A link that would provide such a procedure would be helpful. (e.g. is it a visual check only, and/or can it be checked with "Device Manager" or other software?)

If there's a way to do so prior to purchase (e.g. dealing with a particular vendor, and/or asking the right questions) that would be particularly helpful.

But, a process to check one's current motherboard (to rule out that is the cause of an existing problem) or after purchasing a replacement board would also be helpful.

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Laptop Willie May 30, 2012, 01:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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john albrich said:
Laptop Willie said:
...If replacing the board, one must be sure to get the second generation chip. Otherwise, the problem will happen again over time.


The logical follow-up is how does one determine one has or is getting a "second generation chip"? (or later generation, if available)

A link that would provide such a procedure would be helpful. (e.g. is it a visual check only, and/or can it be checked with "Device Manager" or other software?)

If there's a way to do so prior to purchase (e.g. dealing with a particular vendor, and/or asking the right questions) that would be particularly helpful.

But, a process to check one's current motherboard (to rule out that is the cause of an existing problem) or after purchasing a replacement board would also be helpful.


The failure of the GPU can manifest itself in many ways. Troubleshooting these is really a process of trying all the other troubleshooting procedures. Such as removing the HDD, CD/DVD, and one stick of memory. This reduces the problem to what is left. Swapping memory, and memory slots with no improvement leaves the CPU and the GPU. The CPU can cause problems, but not as often as the GPU. After cleaning the CPU/GPU fan and installing new heat compound, It's time to blame the GPU.

To insure a valid repair of you laptop, you should not atttmpt to "reflow" the GPU yourself. To do so may damage your board beyound repair. The proper reflow process includes removing the GPU, removing the unleaded solder balls from the GPU, reballing the GPU with lead balls, and reflowing the GPU to your board.

While I haven't personal experience with this vendor and do not recommend this one over any other, This is the type of repair service you should contact to do the repair.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Dell-Acer-Toshiba-Apple-GPU-REBALL-...4cfb3fb107

Hope this helps.

John, I've been ill for some time now, and am recovering well. Hope I can continue to contribute.

Laptop Willie
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Laptop Willie May 31, 2012, 06:45pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Toshiba Satellite Shutdown
Laptop Willie said:
john albrich said:
Laptop Willie said:
...If replacing the board, one must be sure to get the second generation chip. Otherwise, the problem will happen again over time.


The logical follow-up is how does one determine one has or is getting a "second generation chip"? (or later generation, if available)

A link that would provide such a procedure would be helpful. (e.g. is it a visual check only, and/or can it be checked with "Device Manager" or other software?)

If there's a way to do so prior to purchase (e.g. dealing with a particular vendor, and/or asking the right questions) that would be particularly helpful.

But, a process to check one's current motherboard (to rule out that is the cause of an existing problem) or after purchasing a replacement board would also be helpful.


The failure of the GPU can manifest itself in many ways. Troubleshooting these is really a process of trying all the other troubleshooting procedures. Such as removing the HDD, CD/DVD, and one stick of memory. This reduces the problem to what is left. Swapping memory, and memory slots with no improvement leaves the CPU and the GPU. The CPU can cause problems, but not as often as the GPU. After cleaning the CPU/GPU fan and installing new heat compound, It's time to blame the GPU.

To insure a valid repair of you laptop, you should not atttmpt to "reflow" the GPU yourself. To do so may damage your board beyound repair. The proper reflow process includes removing the GPU, removing the unleaded solder balls from the GPU, reballing the GPU with lead balls, and reflowing the GPU to your board.

While I haven't personal experience with this vendor and do not recommend this one over any other, This is the type of repair service you should contact to do the repair.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Dell-Acer-Toshiba-Apple-GPU-REBALL-...4cfb3fb107

Hope this helps.

John, I've been ill for some time now, and am recovering well. Hope I can continue to contribute.


I didn't add that nVidia includes software on the units that use of their GPU. Running this program will list the type of chip that is used, and the date of ver. number of the software. It will also include links for easy upgrades.

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Notso Sure Aug 03, 2012, 10:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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This seems like a known problem with the Toshiba Satellite laptops wherein a capacitor called NEC/TOKIN Proadlizer starts failing with time. One needs to replace this cap as shown here: http://gs138.photobucket.com/groups/q251/S1BXDWUERU/

C P Aug 04, 2012, 05:45am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks thanks thanks everybody. I have a new computer. Money solves everything.


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