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First post, by stelth

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hi i have this toshiba 430 pro cdt model and when i try to turn on it shows nothing for the first 10 seconds,then the screen turns green and it stays like this forever,i tried to restart it with ctr+ alt+ del but still doesn't respond,is the HDD broken? when i turned on last year it was working and the OS ran without problems

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Reply 1 of 11, by collector

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Reply 4 of 11, by stelth

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stelth wrote:

hi i have this toshiba 430 pro cdt model and when i try to turn on it shows nothing for the first 10 seconds,then the screen turns green and it stays like this forever,i tried to restart it with ctr+ alt+ del but still doesn't respond,is the HDD broken? when i turned on last year it was working and the OS ran without problems

any suggestions?

Reply 5 of 11, by Warlord

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possibly bad system memory. If you remove the HDD and turn it on without it, that can eleminate if its the hdd or not. If you have more than 1 stick of ram or other modules try single stick swap modules. Other possibility is dead cmos battery but id be surprised if it caused screen corruption. It could be all 3 of these things together. But I would resolve all three questions before id think its something else.

Reply 6 of 11, by stelth

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Warlord wrote:

possibly bad system memory. If you remove the HDD and turn it on without it, that can eleminate if its the hdd or not. If you have more than 1 stick of ram or other modules try single stick swap modules. Other possibility is dead cmos battery but id be surprised if it caused screen corruption. It could be all 3 of these things together. But I would resolve all three questions before id think its something else.

mhhh....i think it's the HDD...long time ago i had a computer with HDD damaged and it didn't do anything,even the CTRLALTDEL didn't work,but the strange thing is that the display turns green after i power on,idk why

Reply 7 of 11, by stelth

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Warlord wrote:

possibly bad system memory. If you remove the HDD and turn it on without it, that can eleminate if its the hdd or not. If you have more than 1 stick of ram or other modules try single stick swap modules. Other possibility is dead cmos battery but id be surprised if it caused screen corruption. It could be all 3 of these things together. But I would resolve all three questions before id think its something else.

Hi
I removed the HDD and turn it on,did nothing and the greenish screen appeared ,then i put the HDD back and the icon turned green for a couple of seconds and did a sound,and it turned the screen green in 10 seconds.

i tried to disamble it,i removed and put back the BIOS batteries,nothing changed.

Reply 8 of 11, by stelth

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stelth wrote:
Hi I removed the HDD and turn it on,did nothing and the greenish screen appeared ,then i put the HDD back and the icon turned g […]
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Warlord wrote:

possibly bad system memory. If you remove the HDD and turn it on without it, that can eleminate if its the hdd or not. If you have more than 1 stick of ram or other modules try single stick swap modules. Other possibility is dead cmos battery but id be surprised if it caused screen corruption. It could be all 3 of these things together. But I would resolve all three questions before id think its something else.

Hi
I removed the HDD and turn it on,did nothing and the greenish screen appeared ,then i put the HDD back and the icon turned green for a couple of seconds and did a sound,and it turned the screen green in 10 seconds.

i tried to disamble it,i removed and put back the BIOS batteries,nothing changed.

Heres a couple of photos:

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It's so strange the screen turns green,1 year ago it turned on briefly with Windows 95 and ran perfectly,seems dead now

Reply 11 of 11, by oeuvre

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sometimes the connectors inside old laptops get loose over time... might be worth a try to reseat stuff

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