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I have a Toshiba 7130, I can't seem to get any video, can this be because the video is out? How can I check?
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by:Jimbo99
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What kind of computer is that?  Laptop? Desktop?  Does it have on board video or video via an add-on card?  Do you get power through the power supply?  Do you hear beeps when you start the computer?  If so, then what pattern of beeps?
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by:WHBonds
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Desktop, Toshiba Infinia 7130...on board video..yes the power is from the supply...no beeps at all. The hard drive spins, then nothing.
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by:smudassir
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i think u must check first your RAM b\c sometimes RAM have dust and system can't read easily, so be sure ur RAM clear for dust then inserted after having same problem, may be ur VGA are creating problem.


thanks
Smudassir
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by:Jimbo99
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Have you tried connecting it up to an external monitor?  Does it seem to try the floppy drive at start up?  Do you have a battery in?  Are you trying it without the battery on power only?

As per my initial series questions I was getting at the possibility that this could be a shared ram issue.  You may want to have someone open it for you and ensure that the ram is securely seated.

In the past 2 weeks 2 notebooks have come into the shop that had video related issues and in each case it was that the ram had, well, become unsecured.  After removing and and reseating it the video problems disappeared.

In your case it may not be that simple, as it may not have  been that for the others I worked on.  You may wind up having to replace the ram.
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by:WHBonds
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Jimbo this is a desktop not a notebook, I pulled the ram, and reseated it, and still no video, tried to boot from floopy to no avail. I also install a new video card, but got no video. Seems to like the board is gone. Help what else can I do?
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by:smudassir
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when u power on, did u hear about any beep coming from system, if u have tell me how many time beeps, otherwise when system power on just check processor FAN if FAN is not working, replace the fan.Please tell me after u can check.
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by:Jimbo99
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WHBonds,

Yeah.
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by:journeyman2003
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Try and reseat the processor. If it wasn't seated properly there would be a problem getting a display.
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RAM is normally not the cause of the system not booting with a blank screen.  The symptoms can be the same, BUT normally you will hear beeps from the speakers.  Is there a speaker connected?  Is the speaker connected correctly.

Normally what happens in these cases is that you would unplug all the add-in cards.  Pull the nic, the sound, the modem, the usb, etc.  Only leave the mobo, ram, cpu and speaker connected to the mobo.  Plug in the power and try it.  Listen carefully to the speaker as some can have a very low volume.

If the speaker beeps then tell us the beep pattern.

If it still doesn't work it could be the mobo or the cpu.  I've also seen power supplies cause a similar symptom.
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by:WHBonds
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Got rid of the pc, no more problem...
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by:AlbertaBeef
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Would you like the question closed, then- WHBonds?
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